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March 11, 2005
Barry McLerran Named as Family First Foundation Executive Director

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Press Release March 11, 2005

Barry McLerran Named as Family First Foundation Executive Director

Bountiful, Utah – Family First Foundation has named Barry McLerran as its Executive Director. Family First Foundation is a nonprofit organization promoting and defending the natural family. Family First provides the necessary resources for pro-family nonprofit organizations to achieve their missions by providing financial and intellectual support, including organization, management, regulation, and development.

Mr. McLerran is responsible for the overall management of Family First Foundation. He will strive to fulfill Family First’s mission to promote and defend the natural family and will implement the strategic plan and oversee daily operations.

Barry has an extensive management background in both nonprofit and for-profit companies and five years experience as a member of the Board of Directors for Family Action Council International (FACI). In his work with FACI, Barry has managed the production of the Regional World Congress of Families in Washington, D.C. and the Interfaith Conference on Families in Kensington, Maryland. He has also worked at the United Nations, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and has represented FACI as a member of the NGO Committee for the Tenth Anniversary of the International Year of the Family at the United Nations, at the World Congress of Families III in Mexico City and the International Conference for the Family in Doha, Qatar.

About Family First Foundation
Family First Foundation is a nonprofit organization promoting and defending the natural family. The Family Foundation declares the family is the fundamental unit of society. Its strength, continued growth, and stability are essential to every state and home economy. Thus, it should be entitled to protection by every society and government around the world.

Strong and stable marriages provide a safety net for every age group in every society, both primitive and modern.

In order to have a free society, one must have respect for law. Where better but in the family at the knee of a mother and father are children taught such important values as obedience, honesty, service, and respect for other’s property?

Strong families are led by a mother and father. Parents, more than governments, schools or any other entity, are best suited to raise and nurture their children. It is the role of government to strengthen and support the natural family and not to weaken or replace the role of the parents.

Almost every social ill can be directly traced to the disintegration of the natural family. Marital instability, divorce, disregard for marriage, declining fertility, and decreasing parental involvement all contribute to increased drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, juvenile delinquency, venereal diseases, crime, increased suicide rates and a variety of other social problems. The result is not only human suffering, but a substantial increased cost to every economy and government around the world.

The Family First Foundation works to affirm these fundamental principles and to fortify and strengthen fathers and mothers as caregivers to their children.

The Family First Foundation brings together, educate, and assist organizations, nations, educators, government leaders, scholars, and individuals of any religious persuasion who are working towards the social protection and promotion of the natural family.

Press Contact:
David Bybee
Development Director
Family First Foundation