Chase, Lerold W. (Lerry)
As Administrator of the Community Services Corp., Dr. Chase developed a community demographic profile. Out of this, the Corp. strengthened their children's day care, instituted a before- and after-school program for school aged children, established a satellite after-school program in a neighborhood school, established an adult day care for frail adults with an inter-generational component, and carried on an active seniors activities/travel program.
Dr. Chase has demonstrated particular skills in fund development. In the last ten years he has raised over $2,000,000 in annual giving, over $150,000 in grants and has generated a three quarters of a million dollar growth in endowments.
In community development, Dr. Chase has been active with a coalition of community, labor, political and church leaders organized around community issues. As a member of a local Worker's Rights Board, he reviewed complaints from low wage and non-union workers. He served on the steering committee for the Living Wage Campaign which drafted legislation providing a livable minimum wage for all city workers and contractors. He was involved in the creation of the Jubilee Community Loan Fund providing low interest loans for high risk businesses.
In the area of housing, Dr. Chase was part of the Interfaith Hospitality Network in which housing is provided for homeless families as they work with case workers to locate both housing and employment. Additionally, he served as a board member for a corporation managing two skilled care facilities, three independent living facilities, one of which is HUD sponsored and one of which has some assisted living units, and an adult residential apartment complex. He was part of a team which developed a continuing care retirement community with 180 units including the feasibility study, locating and purchasing seventy-two acres, interviewing and hiring an architect. The opening is planned for the spring of 2002.
Dr. Chase served on the Self-Development of People Validating Committee to certify organizations seeking grants. Support was provided for several small manufacturing operations, a regional health cooperative, a food co-op, migrant organizations including child day care and adult literacy programs as well as several community service agencies.
Dr. Chase spent twelve years as a pastoral counselor in private practice providing individual, marriage and family counseling on referrals from area physicians, clergy, the local mental health center and various social service providers. He has received training as a hospital chaplain, established a chaplaincy program at a community general hospital, served on that hospital's ethics board and was part of the Ethics Network at the University at Buffalo. In the late 70's he was a founder and president of a local hospice and was a pioneer in the development of the Parish Nurse Programs within congregations and hospitals in Western New York.
Linkages made through strong networking have provided partnerships in various sectors of the community. This has provided opportunities for collaborative work in peace and justice areas as well as in social service delivery arenas.
Clinical Pastoral Education
Marriage and Family Therapy, Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic
American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Member Level
Grantsmanship, Level II
Areas of Specialization
Financial and Organizational Services
Assessment of Community Needs; Conflict Resolution
Demographic Studies; Strategic Planning; Program Development
Grassroots Organizing; Community-based Organizing
Organization Mission/Vision Development; Volunteerism; Multiple Staff Relationships
Fund Raising; Fund Development
Fund Raising and Cash Management for Not-for-Profits
Personal, Marriage and Family Therapy
Consortium for Planned Giving
National Society of Fund Raising Executives
National Council on Aging
National Association of Adult Day Care Providers
National Association of Endowed Presbyterian Churches
Western New York Peace Center
Self Development of People Validation Committee
Federation for Industrial Retention and Renewal
Coalition for Economic Justice, Treasurer, Board of Directors
Worker's Rights Board
Jubilee Community Development Fund
Presbyterian Homes of Western New York, Board of Directors
Planned Parenthood of York and York County
Hospice of York
Urban Social Trends (with Cornel West)
Regional Conference on the Urban Church
Seminars on Private Foundations/Foundations: Community, Family and Corporate
Charitable Lead Trusts/Charitable Remainder Trusts/Charitable Life Income Plans
Community, Religious and Commercial Foundations vs. Private Foundations
Gifts of Tangible Personal Property/Using Appreciated Assets for Charitable Gifts
National Conference of Endowed Presbyterian Churches
Two months, intensive Spanish language institutes; Antigua and Coban, Guatemala
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