In Memory of Chaosarn S. Chao
6th November 1950 - 5th April 2017

To Supporters, Partners, Friends, and Staff of Lao Family Community Development: We are sad to officially announce the death of Chaosarn S. Chao, the Co-Founder and President/CEO of Lao Family Community Development, on April 5, 2017.  We are blessed to be part of a community and an organization, that has been profoundly shaped by the complete devotion, leadership, and the vision of Chaosarn S. Chao. 

Chaosarn's Celebration of Life Funeral Service is on Sunday, April 16th, 2017 at 10AM.  Doors open at 9AM, Richmond Civic Auditorium at 403 Civic Center Drive, Richmond, CA.  Final Viewing is 10AM Monday, April 17th at Wilson & Kratzer Funeral Home in Richmond and Burial is at 2:00PM at Sunset View Cemetery, EL Cerrito, CA.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to LFCD, 1551 23rd Avenue, Oakland, CA 94606, dedicated for the CARE Community Center Project in Oakland, in his honor.  This innovative project breaks ground June 2017.  This is Chaosarn's final legacy for the Bay Area needy families.  We invite supporters, partners, friends and staff to join us in making contributions in Chaosarn's honor. It will be matched by a private foundation ($ for $ match gift of up to $500,000).


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Lao Family Community Development (LFCD) is thrilled to announce the launching of our NEW WEBSITE in Spring of 2017. After 36 years in the human service, youth, workforce, asset development, and community development sector, LFCD is ready to move into the next stage of our mission work to build a strong N. California community. A NEW WEBSITE is therefore called for to showcase our next evolution of work. Stay Tuned!

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