Dawn Chaney (Chaney Properties) was born and raised in a small town of 600 in Central Pennsylvania. She earned degrees at Penn Hall College and Texas Woman’s University. She had earned her PhD by age 29! Dawn had a career in Higher Education that took her from Texas A&I University to the State University of New York, the University of Delaware, and ultimately to Bennett College, where she was a full professor and Chair of the Department of Health and Human Performance.
In 1980 Dawn initiated an investment business that started with one single family property that she still owns today. Her portfolio includes single family, multi-family, commercial, industrial and warehouse properties. Her area of concentration is downtown Greensboro with a special focus on historic properties. Among her many honors, Dawn received the Ed Kitchen Leadership Award for her leadership, vision, and dedication in the revitalization of Downtown Greensboro in 2014.
Dawn serves her community as a founder of the Guilford Green Foundation and co-founder of its Endowment Fund. She is also a longtime supporter of Greensboro’s Women’s Resource Center. Among her board and civic affiliations, Dawn serves on the Board of Visitors at UNCG, the Advisory Board for American National Bank, the Guilford County Historical Preservation Board and is a proud member of the Women Presidents Organization.