NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: International Planning Group, other
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Health & Human Services, Boston Community
OVERVIEW: Jon Baker, his wife Patricia, and family move their philanthropy through the Baker Family Trust. Baker strongly supports his alma mater, Georgetown University. Other giving focuses on human services and health in the Boston community.
BACKGROUND: Jon M. Baker Sr. graduated from Georgetown University. In 1978, he established one of the earliest offshore life insurance companies, in Bermuda. He currently serves as chairman and CEO at International Planning Group, which provides wealth structuring and transfer planning solutions for high net worth individuals and executives of multinational companies.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Baker and Patricia gave a $10 million gift to Georgetown University a few years ago to establish the Baker Center for Leadership and Governance within the McCourt School of Public Policy. The Bakers have supported Baker’s alma mater for years and the couple are also Georgetown parents. Patricia is on the board of regents as well.
Much of the family’s other education giving focuses on the Boston area. Grantees include The Rivers School, Nativity School, Campaign for Catholic Schools, Trinity Washington University, and Boys & Girls Club of Boston.
HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: Grantees include Housing Assistance Corp, Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach, and the Joey Fund.
BOSTON COMMUNITY: The Bakers support other organizations in the Boston area, like Boston Athenaeum, Museum of Fine Arts, Reach Beyond Domestic Violence, St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, and Committee to Light Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
LOOKING FORWARD: Expect the Bakers to stick with their interests, with an eye towards Georgetown and the Boston community.
The Baker Family Trust
62 Walnut St.
Wellesley, MA 02481