Pam Baer: The Community Leader Who’s Making Philanthropy Seem Fun

Pam Baer has successfully created a cohesive community and a united effort between different levels of the community to achieve these goals. Her dedication to philanthropy has been recognized by a long list of organizations. She has been recognized by the Fund for the Schools of California, The Jewish Journal, the Museum of American Jewish History, and she was honored by the Congress on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany in 2015. Many people work at Family House as volunteer resources, but Pamela was a corporate champion for the organization.

In 2013, she created the “Pam is Our Queen” campaign to celebrate her support of Family House’s services for women, children, and families facing cancer. When San Francisco Giants CEO Larry Baer traveled to Indianapolis in 2015 for the Pacers-Heat game, he got to see some of her inner circle at work. Pam Baer and her husband Phil were in town for a Bay Area Impact conference.

As the principal of Red Ventures, Pam had the privilege of attending Impact – the sports and entertainment equivalent of TED – to explain how her business model leverages brand partnerships, digital marketing, and sponsorship deals to provide massive returns on investment for clients. In her session, Pam shared how her company acquired an NBA team and implemented a comprehensive community engagement strategy to grow revenue.

Pam Baer: In a very real way, philanthropy has transformed my life. Since leaving IBM, I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve in countless capacities on many boards. I have been both invited and encouraged to take on new roles as the needs of my community have evolved. Being a part of a community is a direct expression of your values and when you serve, you give your time and talent for free. For me, it’s about building communities that show support for people in need.

Pam Baer’s philanthropic activities are well-documented. In fact, she was recently named one of the Best Dressed Bay Area Philanthropists by The Mercury News, with a No.10 spot. Baer, along with her husband, Larry are quietly involved in an array of community service organizations and, for Pam, an active part of their relationships. See this article for additional information.


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