Anthony R. Chase, an associate professor of law and business at the University of Houston Law Center, will serve as co-chair on the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund.

The fund, established by United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation, received a lead gift from the Houston Endowment and will focus on a four-county area, including Harris County.

“Our primary goal is to make sure the most vulnerable in our community affected by COVID-19 have access to food, health care, shelter, and other basic necessities to sustain them in this crisis,” Chase said in a press release.

Chase has taught at law center since 1990 and was awarded tenure in 1995. He teaches contracts, entrepreneurship, communications law, and race and American law.

The fund received endorsements from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Jamey Rootes, president of the Houston Texans, will also serve as co-chair.

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