Founded in 2016, The Marr-Anderson Family Foundation is inspired to serve and strengthen families and their communities. John and Rebecca Marr have Maine roots as part of their heritage and have been long time residents of Falmouth, Maine. They believe in the importance of compassion, determination and encouragement. Their family foundation is a continuation of their philanthropic path to serve in the areas of health, education and catastrophic events. The foundation is a family collaboration, which includes daughters, Stephanie, Andrea and Jennifer.
The Marr-Anderson Family Foundation’s mission is to promote education, health, entrepreneurial ventures, and to offer compassionate support during times of crisis.
In support of their mission, the Marr-Anderson Family Foundation provides philanthropic support to public charitable organizations for the purpose of encouraging education, health and entrepreneurial ventures.
In addition, the Marr-Anderson Family Foundation offers encouragement for individuals to fulfill their dreams and provides philanthropic aid during difficult times when one’s dreams may be put on hold.
Areas of Giving:
The Marr-Anderson Family Foundation will fulfill its philanthropic vision by making contributions directly to public charitable organizations and by administering three individual grant programs. The individual grant programs will be focused on:
- Providing scholarship support to qualified students in need.
- Providing medical assistance to persons with life-threatening diseases or life changing disabilities.
- Providing support to Maine residents who have experienced catastrophic life events, such as the death of a household member or the destruction of a home.
Board of Directors
Rebecca L. Marr: President
Rebecca has been a stay at home mom who has been involved in real estate development. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to volunteer. She is passionate about dedicating time and resources to philanthropic organizations. Along her path, she has served the community as a general volunteer, event planner, committee chair, and board of director.
John S. Marr Jr: Treasurer
John has spent 35 years in the software industry. For the past 15 years he has served as CEO of Tyler Technologies, a leading provider of enterprise software to state and local governments. John has also served on the board of directors of a local not for profit hospital and a parochial high school.
Stephanie R. Marr: Vice President
Stephanie currently lives in Boston, MA where she works for the e-commerce retailer, Wayfair. Before joining Wayfair, Stephanie was a financial analyst and investor in New York City and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. She has fond memories of her childhood in Maine and is passionate about giving back to her community.
Andrea Marr Casanueva: Vice President
Andrea studied International Affairs with an emphasis in Latin America at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Through her studies and travels, she found a passion for helping developing nations and ailing communities, she has dedicated much of her philanthropic time to these areas. She currently works for Marr Group, Inc. and resides in her hometown of Falmouth, Maine with her husband Emilio Casanueva.
Jennifer A. Marr: Vice President
Jennifer currently works as a financial analyst at Tyler Technologies. In this role, she focuses on financial forecasting, planning and analysis for the ERP & Schools division. Before joining Tyler, Jennifer worked in financial services for Brown Brothers Harriman in Boston, MA. Jennifer earned her B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2014. She currently resides in Portland, ME.