Chip Roach joined the real estate firm started by his father and uncle in Philadelphia in 1948, and helped to grow it from 30 people in 1966 to approximately 4,000 people in 2003, when he sold his interest to his partners. He retired from active practice in 2007 and became a resident of Sanibel. Chip was active as a board member for not-for-profit organizations and the state and National Association of Realtors. He chaired the boards of Rosemont College, his local Chamber of Commerce, a national real estate referral service, as well as the MLS system for 33,000 Realtors in the Philadelphia region.
Chip and Nancy have been married for 55 years and have three children and five grandchildren. Nancy started a program called Nancy Cares (with the University of Pennsylvania Health System) in 2004 after a brush with breast cancer. “Nancy Cares” provided free mammograms for uninsured women and carried out over 3,000 health procedures.
Chip previously served on the board of the Sanibel Sea School and is Chair of the Charitable Foundation of the Islands. He is the board Vice Chair at the Captiva Chapel by the Sea.
Chip and Nancy have served together as Honorary Chairs of the Sanctuary’s 2017 Community Golf Challenge, for the 2017 GO FISH fundraiser and the 2018 Sanibel Sea School annual celebration.