March 27, 2020 - Anthony R. Chase, an Associate Professor of Law & Business at the University of Houston Law Center, has accepted a role as co-chair of the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund. The Fund, established by United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation, has received a lead gift from the Houston Endowment and will focus on a four-county area, including Harris County.
The Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund received endorsements from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Mayor Sylvester Turner. Jamey Rootes, president of the Houston Texans, will also serve as co-chair.
Chase has taught at the Law Center since 1990 and was awarded tenure in 1995. He teaches Contracts, Entrepreneurship, Communications Law and Race & American Law.
“Our primary goal is to make sure the most vulnerable in our community affected by COVID-19 have access to food, health care, shelter and other basic necessities to sustain them in this crisis,” Chase said.
In addition to his Law Center faculty duties, Chase is a board member of Nabors Industries (NYSE), Joule Processing Corporation, Plaza Group, Houston Endowment, Texas Medical Center, MD Andersen Board of Visitors and the Greater Houston Partnership. He is past Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and past Chair of the Greater Houston Partnership. He is also Chairman & CEO of ChaseSource, LP.
As of April 8, the fund has grown from an initial $1 million to $4.8 million and the number is expected to increase, according to a report by the Houston Business Journal.