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HER LEGACY. OUR COMMITMENT.
because Child Safety Matters to all of us

About the foundation

A DREAM 17 YEARS IN THE MAKING

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. (MBF) was founded in 1997 by Edward E. Burr to continue the work of his late wife, Monique Burr, a devoted child advocate. The Foundation was created to continue her legacy and our mission remains to make a positive impact on the community at large, to create change in a family’s life for the better and to give hope in the life of a child by providing prevention education that is relevant to issues facing children today. The Foundation is dedicated to protecting children from all forms of child abuse and bullying by providing the best prevention education programs...Learn More

Programs & Education

MBF CHILD SAFETY MATTERS™

MBF Child Safety Matters is a research–based, primary prevention education program for all Florida elementary schools, developed to educate and empower elementary students, school personnel, and adults with information... Program Details

D2L STEWARDS OF CHILDREN

Darkness to Light (D2L) Stewards of Children is a child sexual abuse prevention program for adults by the national organization, Darkness to Light, a nonprofit headquartered in Charleston, SC whose mission is to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. Get Educated

FOUNDATION EVENTS

Latest Updates

First Bucket

MBF Child Safety Matters™ Effectively Educates Students with Strategies to Prevent Child Bullying and Abuse

07.29.2015

Florida State University Independent Study evaluates program
MBF Child Safety Matters™, powered by Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. (MBF), was recently shown to be an effective and quality program that empowers children with the knowledge and skills to recognize and respond to unsafe situations, according to an independent study conducted by Florida State University’s (FSU) School of Teacher Education. The evaluation took place from January through July 2015 and was approved by the FSU Institutional Review Board...Read More [+]

Second Bucket

"A Night at Roy's" Raises Funds and Delights Guests

05.18.2015

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. recently hosted “A Night at Roy’s” to benefit MBF Child Safety Matters™, a research–based, bullying and child abuse prevention education program at Roy’s Restaurant in Jacksonville Beach. The sell-out crowd enjoyed delicious food prepared under the auspices of world-renowned chef, Roy Yamaguchi...Read More [+]

Third Bucket

Pat Hanford Joins Monique Burr Foundation as Development Director

04.20.2015

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. welcomes Pat Hanford, CFRE, as its new development director.

“Pat is the ideal choice to become our first development director,” said Lynn Layton, executive director of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children...Read More [+]