NET WORTH: Unknown
SOURCE OF WEALTH: Baker Brothers Investments
FUNDING AREAS: Education & Youth, Health, Global
OVERVIEW: Julian Baker conducts his philanthropy through the J. Baker Foundation. He sits on the board of Collegiate School in Manhattan, which he steadily supports. He also gives to global and health causes.
BACKGROUND: Julian Charles Baker graduated with an A.B. from Harvard in social studies. From 1988 to 1993, he worked at the private equity investment arm of Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation. He also managed biotechnology and pharmaceutical investments for the sons of Laurence A. Tisch. In 2000, he co-founded Baker Brothers Investments, a biotech and pharmaceuticals investment firm.
EDUCATION & YOUTH: Baker serves on the board of the Collegiate School in Manhattan, which he steadily supports through his foundation. Other grantees include Yale University, the Brearley School, his alma mater Harvard, and 92Y Nursery School.
HEALTH: Baker supports the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC). Baker's brother Felix also sits on the board of the J. Baker Foundation—Felix’s wife, Heather, is heavily involved with CHC.
GLOBAL: Grantees include A Leg to Stand On (ALTSO), a “nonprofit organization providing free orthopedic care to children with limb disabilities in the developing world” and Pure Earth/Blacksmith, whose mission is to “identify and clean up the poorest communities throughout the developing world.”
LOOKING FORWARD: Baker is still engaged in business, but perhaps greater money will move through the foundation in coming years.
The J. Baker Foundation
667 Madison Ave., 21st Fl.
New York City, NY 10065