Pamela Baer entered the world of business and philanthropy after returning from studying psychology at Boston University in the late 80s. After moving back to San Francisco, she began a career with Bay Area advertising agency Leo Burnett. Baer quickly found success with the agency and moved up to executive vice president in charge of the creative division. The rest is history.
The great success garnered Baer access to some of the Bay Area’s most prestigious corporations and attracted her to other fields of venture capital. Baer was recently included in Forbes’ list of most influential women in sports. Pam’s passion for philanthropy stems from her time working with nonprofit organizations.
As a young executive, she worked as Vice President of Greater Bay Area Giving with Community Foundation for the Bay Area. With a background in marketing and business operations, Pam’s “head in the clouds” approach and passion for giving fueled her determination to become a leader in her field.
Pam’s mother was an early influence in her life who began volunteering in the 1960s. Before retiring as a nurse practitioner in San Mateo County, Pam Baer volunteered her time to communities in the Bay Area, including Anza Vista, a juvenile correctional facility for at-risk youth in Cupertino, CA. An active member of Rotary International, he held offices for the Menlo Park and Santa Clara Rotary clubs.
Pam’s volunteering activities grew from her father’s example, and she credits her parents as being fundamental to the trajectory of her life. She remembers them inspiring her with their positive attitudes and giving her the confidence to “follow your dreams.” Over the years, Pam has assisted numerous organizations in improving the well-being of residents in need. From providing support to victims of domestic violence, homelessness and poverty to supporting patients with disabilities and their families, Pam always strived to have an impact in the Bay Area. Follow this page on Twitter, for more recent information about Baer.
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