Building on the success of its 5th Wine & Chocolate Tasting, which netted more than $45,000 to support services for at-risk youth, Chase Home is looking to fill open seats on its Board of Directors.
“This is the perfect opportunity for professionals from any industry to join a nonprofit in a supervisory capacity and make an impact,” said Rob Levey. “I love being on the board. It does require some time each month, but it is well worth it.”
Fellow Board Member Mike LaLime, who joined the board around the same time as Levey in 2014, agrees and said his involvement at Chase Home is one of his professional highlights.
“I’m proud of the work we do here and our impact on the community, especially kids who really deserve a chance at a great life,” said LaLime, a Portsmouth native and former Portsmouth police officer. “I know Chase Home from when I worked with them on the force, and I know how important this agency is to the greater Seacoast.”
Founded in 1877, Chase Home is one of the oldest nonprofits in New Hampshire, serving more than 140 at-risk youth annually statewide through prevention, early intervention, residential and community-based programs. Some youth are served in the community while others live at Chase Home.
Current Directors on the Board include Rob Levey, Jennifer Desrosiers, William Tucker, Zac Abrams, Mike LaLime, Shane McDonough, Justin Rivlin, Cara Siegel and Daniel Thompson. Kathy Birse-Siegel is active Emeritus.
“We really have a great group of people on this Board,” added Levey. “We are not looking for just one type of person, either, to join us. If you care about people and have about 5 hours a month where you can donate some time, we want to talk with you.”
To inquire about joining Chase Home’s Board of Directors or its soon to be launched Ambassador Program (with a less formal commitment of time), contact Executive Director Meme Wheeler at (603) 436-2216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.