The CFR Creates Legacy Endowment Fund in Honor of Jeri Barr

The Center for Family Resources is proud to announce the creation of the Jeri Barr Legacy Endowment Fund. The fund recognizes Barr’s 35-year tenure as the CFR’s CEO and her transformational contributions in service to families in need in Cobb County.

“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,” said Don Keller, CEO of Blue Sky Exhibits and CFR’s 2019 Board Chair.

The initial fundraising goal to establish the endowment fund is $135,000. Donors who wish to contribute are encouraged to go to

In celebration of Barr’s retirement, family and friends will gather on Oct. 24 at the Mansour Conference Center. 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. 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 will attend the event to celebrate Barr’s legacy.


For more information about the fund, contact Kim Reeves at 770.428.2601 or via email at


Download the Media Release here.

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