Legacy Fund Launched in Honor of Jeri Barr

The Center for Family Resources (CFR) created the Jeri Barr Legacy Endowment Fund to recognizes Barr’s 35-year tenure as CFR’s executive director, and her transformational contributions serving Cobb County families in need.

“Jeri’s impactful career has been defined by decades of unrelenting dedication to improve the lives of children and families in need in Cobb County. Her visionary leadership has also shepherded the substantial growth of scores of professional staff and helped to initiate and launch various other Cobb-based charitable organizations,” said Don Keller, CEO of Blue Sky Exhibits and CFR’s 2019 Board Chair. “This fund is a great opportunity to provide a sustainable source of revenue that both honors her service and secures the future of CFR, the organization that she led and loved so well.”

Family and friends will gather to celebrate Barr’s retirement on Oct. 24 at the Mansour Conference Center for an evening of celebration. Long-time supporter and friend Jocelyn Dorsey, who retired from local station WSB-TV in 2018 after 45 years, will serve as emcee for the program. The event will bring together hundreds of family and friends, current and former staff and board members, representatives from peer and partner organizations, and current and former elected officials.

The initial fundraising goal to establish the endowment fund is $135,000. Donors wishing to contribute are encouraged to visit here.

For more information about the fund, contact Kim Reeves at 770.428.2601 or via email at kimreeves@thecfr.org.