Neverending Gift, A Neverending Honor - The Charlton Stevens and Marie Taylor Roby Endowment
Charlton Roby held deep ties to St. Andrew’s. Mr. Roby was a former member of the Corporation, and he and his wife, Marie, served as honorary Chairmen of the Designer Showhouse and as Annual Fund Grandparent Chairmen.
Charlton’s daughter, Jan Wofford, volunteered in many capacities at St. Andrew’s, and for the last eight years, has worked in the Office of Institutional Advancement. For 22 years, Mr. and Mrs. Roby had grandchildren at St. Andrew’s. Taylor, Trey, Meriwether, and Alden Marie Wofford are all Alpha Omega graduates.
Charlton Roby passed away on February 1, 2006, but his deep love for St. Andrew’s remains a blessing for the school today. Mr. Roby remembered St. Andrew’s with a generous gift in his will. That gift, supplemented by memorial donations from his friends and family, serves as the foundation of the Charlton Stevens and Marie Taylor Roby Endowment. While Mr. Roby’s family has not yet decided which areas of St. Andrew’s the endowment will support, they are certain that their beloved husband, father, and grandfather would be pleased to know that his wish to continue to support St. Andrew’s in perpetuity has been honored.
“My daddy got great joy out of watching the grandchildren he loved learn,” Jan Wofford says. “He was impressed with the quality of education at St. Andrew’s and the important role St. Andrew’s plays as a leader in education in Mississippi. My mother is so pleased that they have both been honored by an endowment at St. Andrew’s, and I know that my father would be proud to be remembered in this way at the school he loved so much.”