Our Founding Story
The Wing 2 Wing Foundation was founded by Brad and Alys Smith with the aim of championing human dignity while unleashing human potential in West Virginia.
Born and raised in West Virginia and Ohio respectively, each benefited from the values, work ethic and education received during their formative years which prepared them for thriving careers and life experiences. Their journey took them to destinations across the globe, but their hearts never left Appalachia. The Wing 2 Wing Foundation is their commitment to pay-it-forward, and the inspiration for the name originates from Luciano De Crescenzo who suggested that “we are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another”.