Anthony Barr is a professional football player, in his third contract year. He attended UCLA and majored in Sociology before being drafted to the Minnesota Vikings as the 9th overall pick in the 2014 draft. While attending UCLA, and throughout his high school experience at Loyola High School, Anthony as involved in various service projects and participated in charitable events. These experiences shaped his desire to be a “Man for Others” and give back to those most in need. July 2015, Anthony held his first ever free football camp for local youth throughout Los Angeles. The event was such a success, that he and his mother Lori decided it was time for him to take the next step with his dream to create an organization that supported single mothers in their desire to pursue higher education. More than Anthony’s success on the football field, the ‘Foundation’ will become Anthony’s legacy long after this football career ends.
Anthony is currently employed by the Minnesota Vikings Football in the National Football League
Vice President: Lori Barr
Lori Barr is a highly qualified educator, counselor, and executive. She has worked as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor, program coordinator, and high school principal, and throughout her 16 years of work in education, she has inspired her students and staff to exceed expectations and strive for excellence. Lori has overcome many obstacles that she uses as motivation for herself and those with whom she works, to never make excuses and take control of your own destiny.
Lori has a passion for and vast experience in working with at-risk and special needs populations. She designed and implemented a literacy program for women and children in the Jenessee Center, an organization that provides support to victims of domestic violence. Additionally, she volunteers as an advocate for families with children who receive special education services, aiding them through a process that often is a source of great tension between schools and families.
Lori currently serves as Director for Shelter 37, Incorporated, a nonprofit organization based in Los Angeles that provides workshops to youth ages 17-25 seeking additional support for life, leadership, and job training.
Treasurer: Kristin Colin
Kristin has served on several boards for various youth sports organizations during her 30 years living in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. She is an active member of the scholarship advisory committee for the Bishop Montgomery High School alumni fund, has over 20 years experience in fundraising and event coordination for a variety of organizations specializing in youth sports, concentrating on supporting children living in poverty. She is currently serving as a volunteer board member and registrar with the LA Galaxy South Bay Soccer Club.
Kristin Colin is currently employed as the business manager for Plantasia, a multi-million dollar commercial landscape contract business. Kristin negotiates and secures all contracts, employee benefits, general liability, and is key in managing relationships with third party brokers.
Secretary: Monica Sandoval
Monica Sandoval has 15 years of fundraising and event coordination experience for schools and colleges. In that experience, Monica was the lead on all activities, including but not limited to, outreach, marketing, networking, publicity, solicitation and procurement of funds, execution, and reporting to executive members of each organization she was associated with. Monica’s past positions include Event Coordinator and Director of Fundraising for Nativity Catholic School, where she was responsible for the annual gala. She also served as the Secretary for a parent run organization that supported college level football players.
Currently, Monica volunteers her time serving as Events Coordinator for The Anthony Barr Fundamentals Youth Camps, which provides at-risk youth an opportunity to attend a free youth football camp with professional football players. Monica also serves on the Parent Teacher advisory committee for her children’s school.