Who founded FFI?

FFI was founded in 1977 by visionary Wayne Smith. His boundless energy, optimism and untiring commitment to the cause of world friendship made this organization the global force for good that it is today.

Smith-Wayne-1977 Photo: Reverend Wayne Smith

FFI was unveiled on March 1, 1977, by President Jimmy Carter and Wayne Smith at a White House gathering of state governors.

Jimmy Carter