Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy - High Point
Nominated by Chase's Chance
Since the age of 7, Chase Clark has demonstrated a commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and justice. From her front row seat as a school student herself, she sees the needs of fellow youth and classmates and responds. Since 2013, Chase has raised $77,000 in goods and money and has partnered with other teens, non-profits, and foundations to serve the community. Her mother helped make her efforts official in 2018, when Chase’s Chance received 501(c)3 status. Chase has raised money to fund 33 scholarships for summer camps, collected thousands of school supplies after the tornado hit Guilford County, leads girl empowerment conferences, and organizes food insecurity initiatives. Though she works primarily in her local community, she also has raised relief supplies for Houston, TX, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, and Rwanda.
In 2016, Chase was recognized as a Make-a-Wish ambassador, and in 2018, the King Center in Atlanta, GA, awarded her the prestigious Governor’s Medallion Service Award. Chase Clark embodies the belief that “we are all in this together,” and though young, she has already established herself as a philanthropic leader in our community and beyond.
"To put it simply: I give because it is what I am called to do. I find that my peace and passion lie in helping others be the best they can be. I give all glory to God because he put me in a position to be of service on such a large scale and I feel it would be neglectful of me to not pay it forward."
- Chase Clark
Pictured: Chase Clark, recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Youth In Philanthropy Award in High Point.