Elbert H. Baker II
Benefactor of the Baker Trust and Foundation

Junior Achievement

The foundation sponsored 10 middle school sites for the Junior Achievement program in Pierce County.  The Economics of Staying in School program helps young people to understand that what they are learning in the classroom is relevant to their future.  The ESIS program focuses on identifying individual strengths, developing a personal plan of success, enhancing students' knowledge and changing attitudes and behavior.


The Success Skills program, designed for high school students, focuses on developing interpersonal effectiveness and problem solving strategies necessary for the workplace.



Tacoma Symphony Orchestra

Simply Symphonic is a youth education program that reaches nearly 6,000 fifth grade students in Pierce County each year.   Lessons and exercises from professionally prepared curriculum guides, provided to the classrooms in Pierce County,  relate to specific learning objectives while also preparing students to participate in a live orchestral performance by the Tacoma Symphony.  For some of the children it is their first experience attending any type of concert in a real theatre.



Diabetes Association of Pierce County

The Baker Foundation funded 12 Scholarships for low income children from Pierce County the opportunity to meet other kids, with diabetes mellitus, to attend camp.  Panther Day Camp provides children with diabetes mellitus to  meet other kids with diabetes in a safe and fun environment.  The children learn about how they can live a full and active life through exercise, healthy eating habits and the proper use of insulin.  The focus is not only on diabetes education but on having fun and building friendships.


Other Causes We Have Supported


·          Metro Parks - Trunk Art

·          Museum of Glass

·          Tacoma Art Museum

·          Tacoma Little Theater

·          Tacoma Symphony

·          United Cerebral Palsy

·          American Lung Association of America

·          Big Brothers Big Sisters

·          Birth to Three Development Services

·          Children's Museum of Tacoma

·          Diabetes Association of Pierce County

·          Helping Hand House

·          Interplast Incorporated

·          Jump Start

·          Muscular Dystrophy Foundation

·          National Organization Caring for Kids

·          Northwest Reach

·          Pierce County Friends and Athletes

·          Pierce County Parks and Recreation - Camp Laugh-o-Lot

·          Sound Youth Counseling

·          Special Olympics Washington

·          Starlight Starbright Children's Found.

·          Washington Women's Employment and Education

·          Zee Speed

·          Mary Bridge Children's Hospital - Emergency Services

·          Children's Museum of Tacoma

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