Published on: Feb. 15, 2019
The Colonial Foundation and Rob Demere Receive 2019 John R. Chandler Award

The Colonial Foundation and Mr. Rob Demere were presented with the John R. Chandler Award at the 2019 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) and NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) Annual Conference in Philadelphia. The award recognizes the long-term support of a corporation or foundation toward the advancement of independent schools.
St. Andrew’s School nominated the Colonial Foundation and Mr. Demere for their longstanding philanthropic support to the independent school. They have given lead gifts for every major capital campaign in the 40-year history of the school, provided funding for financial assistance to qualified students through Georgia’s special tax redirection program, and have been a champion for the school in the local community.

The award is named in honor of John R. Chandler, former assistant headmaster at the Hotchkiss School, and one of CASE’s first independent school trustees. Past recipients include American Honda Company, William Randolph Hearst Foundation and Mobil Corporation.

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School in Savannah inspiring young people age 3 through grade 12. For more information, visit

Congratulations to the Colonial Foundation and Rob Demere!

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