Monique Burr Foundation Appoints Paul Woods as Development Director

Development director to help grow organizationMBF APPOINTS PAUL WOODS AS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (January 5, 2017) – The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc. welcomes Paul Woods as its new development director.

“The MBF Child Safety Matters™ program is expanding throughout Florida and the U.S. and Paul’s background, skills and enthusiasm are ideal for the Foundation’s critical development work,” said Lynn Layton, executive director of the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. “He is dedicated to helping us raise funds to support this program that has been proven to prevent child bullying, cyberbullying and all types of abuse. We are delighted to welcome Paul to our team.”

Woods earned a bachelor’s degree from Pensacola Christian College and brings more than 15 years of experience in fundraising, sponsorship development and event management.

“I look forward to using my skills to focus on donor support for the foundation and expand the use of the MBF Child Safety Matters™ program to prevent child abuse,” said Woods.

About the Monique Burr Foundation for Children

The Monique Burr Foundation for Children, Inc., was founded in 1997 by Edward E. Burr, president and CEO of GreenPointe Holdings. The Foundation is a nonprofit organization with a mission to provide prevention education relevant to issues facing children today through the MBF Child Safety Matters™ program, a research-based, comprehensive prevention program, designed to educate and empower students and adults with information and strategies to prevent bullying, cyberbullying, digital abuse and all types of child abuse and exploitation.

For more information about the Monique Burr Foundation for Children, call (904) 642-0210 or visit

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What They're Saying...

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.

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.