Gifts to the Baker Fund Strengthen Every Facet of the University

The Baker Fund is driven by the spirit of the Baker family. Alumni, parents, friends, students, faculty and staff have generated much-needed funds for some of the university’s most critical needs and greatest strengths.

Because of their flexibility, gifts to the Baker Fund enable the university to meet immediate opportunities and needs.

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Outstanding Teaching

Alan Grant 2Alan Grant, professor of business and economics and recipient of the 2015 Jennie Howell Kopke and Verda R. Kopke Award for Distinguished Teaching

The Baker Fund rewards faculty who excel through stimulating teaching, innovative techniques and thoughtful mentoring.

Student Scholarships

Lyndsey HillLindsay Hill earned seven scholarships before graduating in May 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She also finished the preengineering program and minored in physics.

“The scholarships enabled me to thrive in the classroom and pursue my career aspirations of becoming a biomedical engineer and work in a hospital or engineering firm. The financial assistance plus the opportunities to work one on one with the faculty helped me develop my skills for a rewarding career.” —Lindsay Hill, BS '14

Without financial assistance, many deserving students would be unable to afford a Baker education. Your gift can help transform a life.

Innovative Programs

mike farmer wideMike Farmer, BS '69, financially supports Baker’s involvement with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, in which Baker students in a criminal justice course travel weekly to the Topeka Correctional Facility to study along and share stories with incarcerated women.

Your support creates opportunities to launch new programs and services to meet pressing needs.

Operational Excellence

grounds bakerFund"The grounds crew takes a great deal of pride in the work they do. They know that the effort they put in shows right away."
—Jeremy Portlock, director of the physical plant

The Baker Fund helps sustain everything that makes Baker an extraordinary institution, including general infrastructure and operating expenses, facility upkeep and grounds maintenance.

Athletic Success

athletics bakerFundTyler Sloan, multiple-time conference hurdle champion and national contender

Make a difference to Wildcat athletes by supporting our nationally recognized programs with your Baker Fund gift.


Make a gift to the Baker Fund today

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