About The Albert Baker Fund
Our mission is to serve the Cause of Christian Science and humanity by providing resources for the education and development of Christian Scientists.
The Albert Baker Fund was started in 1964 by Christian Scientists living in Boston, Massachusetts, and in Northern California. They created a fund which provided low-cost loans for American college students. Each student was expected to repay the loan over 10 years, replenishing the fund for future generations. They named the fund after Albert Baker, the older brother of Mary Baker Eddy, who is credited with shepherding her education.
In the 1970’s, ABF began making loans to fund Christian Science nurses training. In 2005, we added grants to our financial aid awards for students in the U.S. and Canada. In 2006, we expanded our grants program to Africa and in 2008 to Europe. In the coming years we hope to expand our grants program to reach Christian Scientists on every corner of the map. Learn more about Christian Science.
Since 1964, the generosity of Christian Scientists has enabled us to loan more than $12 million to over 3500 students. We measure the true impact of this investment in the growth and giving-back of our students. As they face the challenges and opportunities of their education with the understanding of Christian Science, they grow both as students and as Christian Scientists. We encourage each recipient to “pass the blessing forward” by contributing to the Christian Science Movement and the world. Read stories of gratitude.
Meet our Staff
Our Board of Trustees and Regional Volunteers
Board of Trustees
United States & Canada
In Country Representatives:
Africa, Asia & Europe
Republic of Congo
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Former ABF Trustees (1964–2012)
George Andrews, Jr., Bruce Ashworth, James W. Baker, Ron Ballard, Alan Bartholemy, Nancy Battey, William Baxter, James Beck, Robert Blanchard, Daniel Bort, Robert J. Brown, Edward Bruce-Kingsmill, William Bruegmann, Robert Burch, Frank Case, Charles Caviness, Yvonne Carter, Albert Clark, Kaye Cummings, Joyce DaMert, Gene DeBolt, Douglas Edmonds, Mark Fairmont, Barden Finch, Galen Foster, Kuhlman Fluehr, Donald Frank, Mary Gallager, Brynne Gray, Wylie Greig, Wallace Hall, Nancy Harris, George Harsh, George Hartmeyer, Jr., Joseph Heard, Kimmis Hendrick, Mary Hensley, Dan Herbert, Robert Hess, Richard Holbrook, James Huffman, Jean Hunter, Barbara Hurwick, Melvin Hurwick, Stanley Jewell, Lyn Kendrick, Robert King, Susan Ledbetter, Jane Lindsay, Kirk Lindsay, Roy Lindsay, John G. Lyons, Clarence Mangham, Robert Manning, James Mathiott, Bruce McCauley, Daniel McCook, Lyman McLane, Garfield Merner, Lois O’Brien, Camille Oosting, Frederic Owen, Charles Patterson, Judith Patterson, Nancy Paul, Manville Petteys, Tim Potter, Sandra Powell, Amanda Price, Jeanne Price, Phyllis Raymond, Andrej Remec, Ralyne Robb, Alexander Robertson, Sally Sargent, Susan Sebbard, John L. Selover, Michael Shays, Sandra Shrewsbury, Alaister Smith, Dorothy Smith, Marjorie Stephens, David Stevens, Waldo Stewart, Marionette Tack, Margaret Taylor, Charles Terrell, Ward Thomas, Marianela Toledo, Dorothy Toloski, Karlton Topp, Sandy Vance, C.J. Van Pelt, Kevin Watters, Quentin Watts, Robert Wickersham, Norman Wright, Jr., Dorothy Younger, Ruth Younger
If you served The Albert Baker Fund as a trustee and your name is not listed here, please contact our Manager of Administration, Jennifer Day.