Chic Sliver honored for 21 years of service

The Board of Jacob’s Ladder, Inc. is honored to recognize Charles “Chic” Silver for more than 21 years of service on the Board of Directors. Board Chair, Bruce Hemp, articulated Chic’s many contributions to the organization, stating: “Chic has helped Jacob’s Ladder grow into the life-changing program it is today. Over the past 21 years, he served as Secretary/Treasurer, on the Finance and Board Development Committees, and helped lead mission trips to Guatemala and service projects here at home in Virginia.”

The Board further honored Chic’s service to Jacob’s Ladder by creating the “Chic Silver Service Day”. This will be a day where our Jacob’s Ladder “Climbers” complete a community service project as part of their enrichment and learning experiences. 

Chic has been invited to continue to serve on the Board in an honorary capacity being voted the organization’s first “Board Director Emeritus.” 

Executive Director Emeritus, Aubrey Hall presents retiring Jacob’s Ladder Board Member Charles “Chic” Silver with a plaque honoring his 21 years of service to Jacob’s Ladder. 

In her letter of appreciation to Chic, Ms. Hemp highlighted his many accomplishments, including:

  • Chic’s ability to search out and find excellent board members and convince them to join the board; 
  • His involvement with St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Richmond, VA in not only securing funding from the church but also arranging meeting space for the board;
  • His leadership as Secretary/Treasurer and Registered Agent of the board is surpassed by none, and his outstanding record of attendance at board meetings, Spring Retreats, Camp and Fundraisers was duly noted;
  • His opening prayers at each meeting asking for God’s guidance were heard;
  • Chic’s ability to be a sounding board for founding director Aubrey Hall, which has formed a lasting and cherished friendship;
  • His embodiment of all three W’s, Work, Wealth, and Wisdom continues his legacy with Jacob’s Ladder;
  • His personal friendships with the members of the board and upbeat and positive attitude were blessings to all.



Dr. David H. Niebuhr
Executive Director
Jacob’s Ladder, Inc.


Jacob’s Ladder, Inc is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide year-long enrichment activities, mentorship, personal growth skills, and a residential summer camp for children who have been identified by their schools as both “gifted” and from economically and/or educationally disadvantaged home circumstances. 

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