Dr. Timothy F. Goldsmith Scholarship Fund established at UofM Lambuth 

Dec. 7, 2020 — The Dr. Timothy F. Goldsmith Scholarship Fund has been created to support University of Memphis Lambuth psychology students who have expressed interest in a career in youth services.  

The scholarship has been established by the Goldsmith family in loving memory of Goldsmith, who passed away in September at 64 following a seventh-month battle with pancreatic cancer. 

Goldsmith was a champion for at-risk children and families in the local community and across the country. He impacted the lives of almost 200,000 children with serious emotional and behavioral problems in his 31 years as chief clinical officer at Youth Villages, a national nonprofit organization founded in Memphis. Youth Villages now operates in 23 states and the District of Columbia. 

"Tim was a member of a small, core group of leaders in the 1990s who built our organization into what it is today," said Youth Villages CEO Patrick Lawler. "He had a clear vision of what is best for children and families and always guided us to the most innovative, effective ways to help children with the most urgent needs." 

Goldsmith earned an undergraduate degree in sociology from Lambuth College, where he met his wife Kristie in 1975. 

"I was fortunate he picked me to walk beside him through thick and thin for 43 years," Kristie Goldsmith said. "Our life was full of happy times, good friends, great families and wonderful children. We enjoyed a life-long partnership." 

Goldsmith was appointed by the governor to the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth, was a member of the national advisory council of the Children in Managed Care Initiative for the Center for Healthcare Strategies and served on the advisory board member for MST (Multisystemic Therapy) Services. 

“Tim and Kristie love Lambuth, and it’s fitting that Tim’s memory be honored by having an endowed scholarship in his memory to support psychology students for many years to come,” said Dr. Niles Reddick, UofM Lambuth dean. 

To make a donation to the Dr. Timothy F. Goldsmith Scholarship Fund at Lambuth, follow this link (http://alumni.memphis.edu/drtimgoldsmith) or contact Clint Beilke (clint.beilke@memphis.edu or 931.614.5976).