The SWHF was founded
in early 2007 by Sheryl and Ray Cheely, as avid Smith & Wesson collectors for over 30 years, they felt there was a great need to provide a funding method for the activities now being pursued by the Foundation.
Their hope was to insure that the rich history of Smith & Wesson and its’ products will continue to captivate collectors and historians for many generations to come.
Ray has since passed on and his friendship, knowledge and leadership are sadly missed. Sheryl continues to take an active leadership role in the Foundation.