CHASE SIZEMORE (degrees omitted)
Chase Sizemore is the founder of the Teach Them To Fish Foundation and Director of the Board of Trustees. Chase scouts for prospective sites to build schools in rural Cambodia and Uganda that meet the foundation’s criteria for capital investment, negotiates enforceable foreign contracts, conducts due diligence, attends ground-breaking ceremonies, oversees the integrity of the construction process, and attends opening ceremonies.
Chase authored the foundation’s first in a series of books, The Road To Kitgum. The Road To Kitgum (Forward by Professor Cohen) is an awe-inspiring story about the foundation’s determination not to change the world but to do its share to alleviate some of the unimaginable human sufferings in the developing world by building schools in rural Cambodia and Uganda while addressing the importance of educating young girls at risk for human trafficking.
The book chronicles the foundation’s journey: (1) from building its first primary school for 380 impoverished children in Battambang Province, Cambodia, (2) to searching for the parents of three young boys who stepped on an American war-era land for mine and died, and (3) continues through to the foundation’s building its first two primary schools deep in the bushland on the East African Plateau in Uganda. The book concludes with an electrifying once-in-a-lifetime encounter when a grade school student passes a desperate mother’s note to Chase and ignites an unimaginable chain of events that draws him into the perilous domain of the Lord’s Resistance Army and their IDP camp spies in Kitgum. Chase thwarts a plot to kidnap him by armed mercenaries by jumping out of a window and fleeing to safety. He returns to the village and reports his failed rescue attempt to the child soldier’s mother. Before returning to Entebbe to catch his flight to Europe, the child soldier’s mother asks Chase one final question.
Chase is also active in serving his local community. He is a Georgetown University AAP Interviewer for undergraduate and law school admissions, Georgetown Scholarship Chair, lifetime E Street Loyalty Society member, Hogan Society member, Blue & Gray member, a past candidate for the Georgetown University Alumni Association’s Board of Governors, and a member of the both the Columbia and Georgetown clubs of Washington, D.C. Chase is also a member of the Dartmouth College Family Leadership & Fundraising Committee and the Columbia University in New York 1754 Society.