His Family Office monitors his diversified holdings and supports his two foundations. It provides a central point of contact for those making inquiries of Chase regarding his operating companies, investment opportunities and charitable activities.
His media-related holdings include Lenfest Media Group, LLC, a direct response television (DRTV) marketing and investment company focused on launching consumer products; Lenfest Broadcasting, LLC, operating as WMCN, an independent television station broadcasting from Atlantic City, New Jersey, and reaching the entire Philadelphia DMA and parts of Delaware and northern New Jersey; and Broadway Systems, an ad sales and billing software company servicing cable television networks. The Broadway Systems software manages several advertising revenues for companies such as Fox News and the Scripps Networks.
In addition, Chase has diversified real estate holdings, which include Davenport Investments, LLC, a domestic real estate portfolio company, Lenfest Jamaica Investments, LLC, which holds properties in the Montego Bay area of Jamaica and Infinite Wealth, LLC, which invests in properties on the Florida Gulf Coast.
Chase makes direct investments in growing private companies via Dublin Capital Partners, LP.
Chase is the President of The H. Chase Lenfest Foundation, Inc. The Foundation began operations in 2002 and provides financial support for
programs intended to make a positive impact on the lives of children primarily in the economically challenged areas of Philadelphia. In 2007, he also built the Lenfest Center, a 50,000 sq. ft. facility in North Philadelphia which operates as a private operating foundation. The Center endeavors to provide services to the children in Philadelphia’s Hunting Park neighborhood. The Center also provides space to the squash facilities for SquashSmarts.
Through his foundation and personally, Chase has provided funding to other Philadelphia-based organizations whose mission is to make a positive impact on the lives of economically disadvantaged youth from the inner city of Philadelphia. These organizations include Face to Face at St. Vincent’s summer camp, Philadelphia Outward Bound, The Joe Hand Boxing Gym, The Gesu School, Dream Camp and PAL Scholarship Foundation.
Chase Lenfest served on the Board of Directors of SquashSmarts, Inc. from 2000 to 2002 and has served on their Advisory Board since 2002. SquashSmarts combines the sport of Squash with Academic Tutoring and Mentoring of under-served, urban youth in order to develop self-esteem and discipline through academic, athletic and personal achievement. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Police Athletic League.
Chase grew up in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania and graduated from Yale University with a BA in Economics.