Pacific House is very proud of Board of Directors Vice Chair Chris Tate on the honor presented by New Canaan Community Foundation: 2016 Hall of Fame Volunteer Recognition Award for his dedication to serving our clients and helping lift up those who struggle with homelessness.

Chris Tate, elected to the Pacific House Board of Directors in 2013, has served as Secretary and now as Vice Chairman, and is very involved in many activities serving our clients and donors. He is also Chair of the Governance Committee for our Board of Directors.

In 2015 he lead the team responsible for the agency rebranding and name change from Shelter for the Homeless to Pacific House to better reflect the agency’s evolution from shelter to leader in providing deeply affordable supportive housing for formerly homeless individuals.

For many years Chris worked on the experimental “Midnight Run” program with Pacific House, investigating what new ways there might be to engage with and serve homeless men who lived at the Stamford train station, on the streets or in parks.

Chris regularly serves meals at the shelter, often with his two sons Henry (9) and Charlie (5).

Chris takes an active role as committee member for our annual Gala fundraising event, and works closely with our Director of Development Andrew Barer and Board Member Andrew M. Reid to talk about Pacific House at schools and churches (Convent of the Sacred Heart, and St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, CT).