United States, 1 October 2018 – The Chandler Foundation announced today that it has appointed award-winning social entrepreneur Mr. Tim Hanstad as its CEO. Mr. Hanstad, 56, will be responsible for leading the Chandler Foundation's mission to promote inclusive prosperity and well-being. His appointment follows a rebranding of the organization from the Cassia Foundation to the Chandler Foundation.
Founded by Mr. Richard F. Chandler, the Chandler Foundation is a global philanthropic organization with over 20 years of experience in granting, social entrepreneurship, and program management in diverse countries around the world. Through Co-Impact, a collaborative philanthropic initiative of which Mr. Chandler is a core partner, the foundation also partners with other philanthropists to accelerate systems change solutions to the world's most complex social problems.
Mr. Hanstad joins the Chandler Foundation from Landesa, an organization working with governments, civil society, and businesses to secure opportunity for the world's poorest people through legal land rights. Mr. Hanstad co-founded Landesa and led its growth from a two-person organization to a global leader that has helped provide transformative opportunity to more than 120 million poor families.
On the appointment of the foundation's new CEO, Mr. Chandler said: "Successful philanthropy requires both insight and execution. In this regard, Tim Hanstad, with his decades of work in the field leading high impact programss, brings experience and a track record of integrity and success to the table. I believe that he is ideally suited to lead the Chandler Foundation as we pursue our dream of seeing a world flourishing with everyone's creativity."
Mr. Hanstad added: "I am excited to be part of this new chapter of the Chandler Foundation story. I look forward to building on the innovative thinking and practical approach that the organization has taken to build heathy communities, vibrant marketplaces and strong nations."