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Chaz Stevens is an American entrepreneur, journalist, and constitutional activist known for using innovative methods to promote the separation of church and state. Since the 1980s, Chaz has worked as a technology product developer for numerous Fortune 100 companies including IBM, Microsoft, and The Walt Disney World Company.
Chaz is CEO of Boca Raton, Florida-based ESADoggy, a global organization that provides emotional support animal-related services. He was also executive director and founder of the Humanity Fund, which focused on First Amendment issues.
Twice awarded the New Times Best of Broward-Palm Beach, and also named one of the Best Activists in Broward County.
Chaz was twice appointed Commissioner to the Deerfield Beach Housing Authority.
Chaz has a lifetime of involvement with Amnesty International, Women In Distress, and Doctors Without Borders.
He's also the proud daddy to many rescue animals.
Chaz’s local political activism efforts resulted in the removal and arrest of three elected officials.
From 2013 to 2015, Chaz erected Festivus Poles made from empty Pabst Blue Ribbon beer cans in Florida’s state Capitol in Tallahassee. Chaz displayed Festivus poles promoting gay rights in the Capitols of nine other states, including Washington, Georgia, and Oklahoma.
In the opening segment “War on Christmas - S#@t's Getting Weird Edition,” The Daily Show's Jon Stewart referred to Chaz as the "General Patton on the war on Christmas." Fox News host Gretchen Carlson lamented, "I am so outraged by this. Why do I have to drive around with my kids to look for nativity scenes and be like, 'Oh, yeah, kids, look. There's Baby Jesus behind the Festivus pole made out of beer cans!" Fox News' Bill O'Reilly designated Chaz a "pinhead."
In 2016, Chaz formed the Humanity Fund, a first amendment advocacy organization dedicated to protecting and promoting freedom of speech and religion, especially the separation of Church and State. The mission of the Humanity Fund, was equal rights for all, with a focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights.
Additionally, Chaz has been regularly quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Mediaweek, TIME, and numerous national and international media outlets.