MBF Welcomes Garrison Burr to its Board of Directors

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children (MBF) proudly announces the appointment of Garrison Burr, the son of Ed Burr and the late Monique Burr, to its Board of Directors. Garrison Burr will join his father, MBF Founder and Board Chairman, and his brother, Austin Burr, to serve on the MBF Board that is a legacy of love to his mother’s memory.

MBF provides life-changing Prevention Education Programs geared towards children and teens. The comprehensive curriculum, which is evidence-informed and based on polyvictimization research, provides children from Pre-K to high school with invaluable information and resources intended to keep children safe. MBF is a nonprofit organization with a mission and purpose to protect children and teens from bullying, digital dangers, various forms of abuse, exploitation and human trafficking. To date, the organization has served more than nine million children in six countries, 36 states and 67 Florida counties. MBF is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2022. Despite this incredible milestone, MBF recognizes there is still so much to do to protect children and is thankful to have Garrison Burr support the organization to reach new heights.

“Garrison is a rising young professional who embodies his mother’s passion for protecting children,” said Ed Burr. “I am so proud that both of my sons understand the importance of giving back and operating in service to others. Their commitment to their mother’s legacy will make MBF stronger, allowing us to reach more children with prevention education across the globe.”

Garrison Burr is a CPA and financial analyst at GreenPointe. He is based in the company’s Tampa office and supports the company’s current developments and future expansion efforts throughout the West Coast of Florida. He is a graduate of Florida State University, where he earned a master’s degree in accounting. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the FSU Boosters and a Pi Kappa Alpha alumnus.

Other members of the MBF Board of Directors include Dennis Rosa, Lighthouse Morgan Stanley; John C. Fletcher, Retired CPA; Daniel Davis, JAX Chamber; Maxine McBride, Clockwork Marketing Services; Donna Orender, Orender Unlimited; and Bert Simon, Gartner, Brock, & Simon.

What They're Saying...

I heard about the program through my son. He came home…and showed me the safety rules. I cannot thank the Foundation enough; to have other people who are also concerned about my child’s safety and the safety of other kids is wonderful. I especially like the program’s focus on the prevention side.

The MBF Teen Safety Matters curriculum hosts an in-depth approach to important social and safety concerns relevant to youth. The program content is age-appropriate with engaging activities, jargon, and realistic situations to positively promote a relatable and impacting learning experience…Teen Safety Matters is an educational benefit to all parties involved – students, parents, facilitators, and schools.

There’s not a child in the world who can’t benefit from this program. There are so many instances where we see children who have been damaged and hurt. Things happened to them and we think, if they’d only had this program, if they’d only had the benefit of this education, that might not have happened to them. If we can prevent that from happening to a single child, then it’s worth all the effort we have put forth.

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