October 23, 2003
THE CHIMES, a Baltimore-based nonprofit, has grown into a big business -- a $125-million-a-year business -- providing jobs and care for the disabled, largely via government contracts. It serves more than 5,000 people across the mid-Atlantic region and is one of the nation's largest providers of disabled janitors. And in the process, its top executives have been rewarded handsomely, including payments to its chief executive over the last three years totaling more than $1.5 million. Chimes CEO Terry A. Perl's compensation appears high in comparison with the leaders of similar organizations.
November 19, 2000
A sellout crowd packed the Meyerhoff Symphony Hall lobby for the Chimes' "Hall of Fame 10" night, sipping cocktails, browsing a dinner buffet and socializing. But the crackle of excitement in the air had more to do with what the night held next -- a concert by a 14-year-old Welsh singing sensation, Charlotte Church. The most frequently asked question overheard at the get-together? Forget "Hi, how are you?" Rather, it was "Have you heard her before?" Adjectives like "incredible," "unbelievable" and "fabulous" also seemed to get quite a conversational workout in this gathering.
November 4, 2007
YOU COULD SAY THAT THE CHIMES School's "2007 Hall of Fame" celebration was a family affair this year because it wasn't just former Maryland state senator Frank Kelly being honored, but also his wife, Janet, their four sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren. And 22 -- almost all of them -- turned out at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall for the shindig. "We're celebrating generations...and we have three generations here with us," said Janet Kelly. "The whole theme of this evening is the generations of the Kellys supporting generations of people with disabilities, just as Chimes has for the last six decades," said Chimes president / CEO Terry Allen Perl.
December 5, 2004
FEDERAL authorities have launched a tax probe of Baltimore-based Chimes Inc. and have proposed sweeping governance standards, including executive salary limits, for Chimes and other nonprofit groups that get $2 billion annually from taxpayers to employ the disabled. The Internal Revenue Service has been looking over its records, the Chimes said last week. Chimes executives did not elaborate, and it was unclear whether the review is part of a national IRS investigation into executive compensation at charities and other nonprofits.
December 14, 1990
FROM SONGS can come love, strength, friendship and hope. From certain songs, like "One Little Candle," comes hope. There was a lot of hope the other day at Chizuk Amuno Congregation.Two choruses of 32 children, seven of them from the Chimes School for retarded children in Mount Washington, sang the song of hope to more than 100 students and teachers at the Solomon Schechter Day School at the congregation. And they sang it beautifully.Eight were soloists out front. Miriam Stewart from Schechter's fifth-grade chorus started with "One little candle burning bright."
May 12, 1998
The Chimes and Intervals, two nonprofit groups serving children and adults with mental retardation, have merged operations to provide better service and save operating costs.Under the sole leadership of Terry Allen Perl, president and chief executive officer of Chimes, the groups will work together to complement their experiences with different types of clients.The groups will keep their names and boards."We merged to enhance programs and services and to provide more cost-efficient administrative support," said Mary "Terry" Chapman, who was chief executive officer of Intervals and remains as its chief operating officer.