Dear Families, Friends and Associates,

Chris Derby

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I am saddened to inform you of the sudden passing of a truly great friend, mentor and leader for Extraordinary Ventures, William “Chris” Derby.

Chris will be remembered as one of the great advocates for people in need.

Serving on the Board these past several years, Chris helped lead Extraordinary Ventures on its journey to become a leading model for employing people with disabilities.

He cannot be replaced but his leadership will be remembered and his work will be carried on in Chapel Hill and around the country.

In lieu of flowers, Chris’ family request that a donation can be made in his honor to Extraordinary Ventures, Inc. or the American Heart Association.

Sincerely yours,

Jay Klompmaker
Board of Directors


Donations can be sent to Extraordinary Ventures, Inc., 200 S. Elliott. Rd. Chapel Hill, NC 27514 or made online here.