JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. welcomes Pat Hanford, CFRE, as its new development director.
"The MBF Child Safety Matters™ program is expanding throughout the state of Florida," said Lynn Layton, executive director of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. "Additionally, we are receiving requests throughout the country about our program, which is designed to prevent child bullying, cyberbullying and all types of abuse."
Hanford is pursuing a master's degree in educational leadership at the University of North Florida (UNF) and earned a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University. She holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation and served as UNF's College of Education and Human Services' development director for the past seven years.
"I look forward to creating and executing a strategically focused development plan to help The Monique Burr Foundation continue to make incredible impacts on the lives of many families. I am honored to be a part of such a wonderful organization," said Hanford. "Knowing that my efforts will keep children safe is a great feeling. The MBF Child Safety Matters™ program works."
About the Monique Burr Foundation for Children
The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc., started by Edward E. Burr, president and CEO of GreenPointe Holdings, is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide prevention education relevant to issues facing children today. MBF Child Safety Matters™ is a research-based, primary prevention education program, designed to educate and empower elementary students and all relevant adults with information and strategies to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, digital abuse and all types of child abuse and exploitation. The MBF Child Safety Matters™ curriculum is approved in 55 counties in Florida and these safety lessons have reached more than 1 million children. The foundation has trained more than 1,300 facilitators to implement the program. The program is made possible through donations, which make it possible for every child in every public elementary school to receive this safety training.
MBF Child Safety Matters™ continues to expand as a collaborative effort with the Florida Governor's Office, the Florida Office of the Attorney General, the Florida Department of Education and the Florida Department of Children & Families. For more information about the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, call (904) 642-0210 or visit www.moniqueburrfoundation.org or www.mbfchildsafetymatters.org.
1. Pat Hanford, Development Director, Monique Burr Foundation
SOURCE Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc.