Elly Bradshaw Smith

(757) 668-7000

President of The King's Daughters

Elly Bradshaw SmithDuties

Smith is responsible for providing leadership to the 1,200-plus members of the founding organization of CHKD.  Her primary duty is to oversee the efforts of the members who raise funds and advocate for CHKD.


  • Prior to joining The King’s Daughters Board in 2012, Smith spent 12 years working in the CHKD Development Office as the Annual Giving Officer and the Director of Administration and Operations.
  • Smith has an extensive background in planning and development and over her career has held positions with the Eastern Virginia Medical Authority, Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority, the Virginia Opera, and Nauticus.
  • In addition to The King’s Daughters, Smith has been involved in numerous volunteer organizations including the Junior League of Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Friends of the Norfolk Public Library, Garden Club of Norfolk, Hampton Roads Naval Historical Foundation, Harborfest and Festevents.


Smith received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with an emphasis on Medical Sociology from the University of Virginia.

Board Affiliations

  • The Kings Daughters Board
  • CHKD Health System Board
  • Friends of the Norfolk Public Library Board
(757) 668-7000