of The Henry Barnard Memorial Fund (HBMF) is to help needy teachers
who have served but are no longer active in the teaching profession.
This private fund is exclusively charitable. Its main goal is to
help teachers stay independentwith an adequate standard of
livingand maintain pride in themselves and in their profession.
The Fund preserves the dignity of teachers as human beings by offering
financial and other assistance in a private, professional manner.
Day in and day out, all around Connecticut, people ask
public school teachers for help. Parents, students, and administrative
personnel all view the classroom teacher as the person with the
answers. But what happens when teachers find themselves with a disability
or in an otherwise unfortunate circumstance? The HBMF was established
as a place to turn for help, and those entrusted with the care of
the fund know how difficult it is for needy retired teachers to
ask for help.
Money is obtained through the generosity of the many
active and retired teachers in Connecticut. The HBMF accepts bequests
from estates as well as earns interest on invested monies.