Volunteer Profile: Stewart Chapin

Stew has served as co-project manager on three CCT client projects and now helps lead client outreach. Stew continues to experience the pure joy of observing individual client growth over the years.

CCT role: Previous CCT Board Member heading up the Client Development group

MBA: Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth


Describe your CCT experience:

Stew joined the CCT Board after serving as a co-project manager on three CCT projects, one with the Asperger’s Association of New England and two with Roca. During the most recent project cycle, along with his client development role, Stew sponsored the Just-A-Start project. For several years, he had also been involved on the client development committee, an experience that helped him decide that he really wanted to devote more time to the client relationship aspect of CCT.


Today, Stew and his team are responsible for client outreach and assisting potential clients in the grant application process. When applications are submitted in August and September, he leads the difficult task of client evaluation and selection. When thinking about CCT clients, Stew feels that he knew them when their projects were, in many cases, just rough ideas. Following the review and refining process, when client finalists were presented, the client development team hoped that CCT volunteers would feel just as jazzed about them. Months later, after project completion, the ‘graduating’ clients are at last ready to put counsel into action.


What don’t we know about you?

In addition to his role with CCT, Stew is on the Board of Directors at Roca and the Advisory Board of YouthHarbors/Rediscovery, now part of the Justice Resource Institute (JRI). He is a trustee of the Bennett Family Foundation, with a grant making focus on the issues facing teens and young adults. He enjoys photography, travel and relaxing at the beach or lake.