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chris maclellan

Trustee, Maclellan Foundation


Mr. Maclellan serves as a Trustee for the Maclellan Foundation. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee and serves on the Grant Committee, which donates approximately $27 million per year toward evangelism, leadership development, Church planting, and encouraging generous giving. He is also Chairman of the Mission Related Investment Committee, which oversees a $15 million impact fund that invests in global projects that fulfill the Foundation’s mission while seeking a market rate of return. The Maclellan Foundation was founded in 1947 and is located in Chattanooga, TN.   

After working 8 years for the family’s insurance company, Chris focused his career on private equity investing and starting new ventures.   He founded an insurance brokerage firm, two Internet ventures, a real estate company, and a billboard company. Chris graduated from Wheaton College in 1986 and earned an MBA from the University of Virginia (Darden) in 1991.  He serves on several local and national boards.


Chris is married to Susan, and they have four boys, ages 16 to 27. They attend Calvary Chapel Chattanooga. They enjoy traveling and visiting mission organizations and business as mission ventures.  Their family lived in Rome, Italy in 1998 - 1999 and served there with Italy for Christ and with Covenant College in Slovakia.