Gary Chapman has been leading social impact and harnessing the power of people, purpose, and opportunity for over 25 years.
He has secured millions of dollars to empower vulnerable students and communities to thrive with demonstrated impact on school readiness and success, high school graduation, economic development, and diversified revenue generation. Since joining VLC in September 2020, Gary has held interim executive roles and facilitated organization health assessments, strategic planning, and impact strategy articulation with organizations in the sectors of education, justice, health, human services, and the environment. With a passion for human capital development, organizational growth, and equity, Gary is known for his collaborative style, results- orientation, participatory management approach, business acumen and deep industry knowledge in education, resource development, human services, professional development, and nonprofit management. In his most recent leadership roles at Communities In Schools, Gary secured private and public funding and built a revenue-generating team for the organization to scale supports to thousands more vulnerable students across America while demonstrating impact on school readiness and success, high school graduation, economic development, and diversified revenue generation.
Gary’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in psychology, a master’s degree in social work, a Specialist degree in educational leadership, and a diversity and inclusion certificate. Gary lives in Alexandria, Virginia, and enjoys spending time with his partner of nearly 20 years, Ronnie, and their 4-year-old daughter, Carter.