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Pam Baer: A Prominent Philanthropist In The Community

Recently, Pam hosted a talk with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to discuss her position on LGBT rights and helped convene a symposium with Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and others. She brought her wealth of connections and organizing skills to help convene this forum, which led to the formation of Democrats for the Creative Mind.

Pam has been featured on NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNBC, MSNBC, and a variety of other national and international media outlets. She serves on the Board of Directors for Patients Like Me, as well as on the Steering Committee for Community Care Giving (formerly the Philanthropic Assistance Foundation).

Pam Baer established the Baer Family Fund in 2004 with the hope that their many interests could be centered in a creative place. Pamela realized that she could give the gifts that mattered most and that many of her family’s passions could find a creative home. The Baer Family Fund and Baer Family Center for Creativity (BFC) are the recipients of the SB Academy Founders Award, and other notable honors.

Pam Baer, 61, is a businesswoman and philanthropist. From her earliest career as an attorney to her most recent move into philanthropy, Baer has had a keen focus on the vitality of women and the arts in San Francisco. Her first job in the Bay Area was as a legal assistant to an attorney representing The San Francisco Sun and Examiner in 1957. While the Sun and Examiner did not publish during the morning hours, Baer said, “I’d go in and punch my time card and the other secretaries would just give me the latest copy, and I’d be glued to it.” After graduation, Pamela Baer worked in sales and in management at AT&T, RCA, RKO Radio Pictures, W.R. Grace and Company, and Kalmanovitz Associates. :

Pam Baer said, “I feel extremely privileged to be able to use my business skills, contacts, and influence to help advance an organization that can make a difference in people’s lives. The greatest part is being able to see tangible results, and to be part of an organization that actually makes a difference. I’ve been fortunate to be on the other side of the table and can see what philanthropy and philanthropy projects can really mean to the communities they serveā€. See related link for more information.

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