Chamberlin Family Foundation Our Story

Susan and I founded the Chamberlin Family Foundation in 2006 to help improve public school education in Richmond, our home for more than 20 years. We’re very proud to have begun our academic paths in public schools. In fact, graduating from Roosevelt High School on Oahu, Hawaii, was instrumental in preparing us to build successful careers.

Now in our 70s, and recently retired, we asked ourselves: How do we pay it forward?

We were – and still are – deeply concerned about the economic inequity in Richmond and elsewhere in West Contra Costa. We also know that strong public schools are the cornerstone of a strong community. We hoped to help find a solution by contributing in a meaningful way to our local community. We started our foundation to support the people and ideas that would help create those strong K-12 public schools.

With a great public school in every neighborhood across West Contra Costa, we believe each student will have a chance to reach his or her full potential.

– Steve Chamberlin