Bragg Lewis Knutson Community Service Award

Lisa Smith honored for exceptional volunteer work


“Focused, hardworking, ethical and a true leader, constantly working on ways to improve conditions for those less fortunate” are just a few of the words nominators used to describe Lisa Smith.

Because of her work, D.A. Davidson has named Lisa as the firm’s 2021 recipient of the Bragg Lewis Knutson Community Service Award. This award celebrates D.A. Davidson associates’ generosity and compassion as expressed through their service to their communities.

Lisa, who works as a financial advisor in D.A. Davidson’s Lincoln, Neb., office, has long demonstrated a passionate and deep commitment to her community. She brings her leadership and drive for excellence to all of her endeavors, whether it’s chairing major capital campaigns or serving as an engaged board member.

Highlights include her current role as chair of the Tabitha Foundation Board of Directors, where a $12 million capital campaign is underway to build a first-of-its-kind multigenerational housing community for senior residents from Tabitha and nursing students from Bryan College of Health Sciences. This unique project will provide much needed educational opportunities for the students while also providing increased social engagement for the seniors.

For the last 14 years, Lisa also has been involved with the Child Advocacy Center in Lincoln. The center is the critical first stopping point for children who are victims of violent crime or sexual assault, sex trafficking, or witness to violent crime. Lisa and her committee are raising $5,200,000 for an addition to the center, which will house the Lincoln Police Department Special Victims Unit, and increase the medical service program, foster care triage space, and training and prevention space.

These are just a few examples of Lisa’s much longer and broader record of community service and involvement. We applaud Lisa’s work and her commitment to making the world a better place.