The Barbara J. Dreyer Cares Foundation was established by Barbara Dreyer, the co-founder and long-time CEO of Connections Education, in whose memory the foundation is now named.
The foundation’s origin predates its formal creation in 2011. During her years at the helm of Connections Education, Barbara developed close personal relationships with many of the families and students attending Connections-supported schools. Through her personal interaction with families she learned about many of their accomplishments. She also knew when families faced major obstacles and setbacks and was moved to help them in any way possible.
The Foundation’s mission is to continue Barbara’s legacy by providing financial assistance to families within the Connections community that face significant hardship.