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Search begins for new CEO of The Albert Baker Fund

The Albert Baker Fund is currently searching for a new CEO to lead the organization, as the current CEO, Alan Bashor, will retire in Spring, 2020. This is an opportunity to significantly impact the worldwide Christian Science movement through the allocation of resources to support the education and career objectives of Christian Scientists. The CEO […]

Alan Retirement

News of Alan Bashor’s Retirement in 2020

Dan Herbert, chair of the ABF’s Board of Trustees recently announced the planned retirement of CEO Alan Bashor in the Spring of 2020. Alan has faithfully served ABF as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since December of 2008. “We are grateful to Alan for the exceptional progress ABF has made during his 10 years of […]

Vanessa Ramirez Jasso

Dear Friends, we have a special story to share with you about one of our scholarship recipients…

…and her amazing journey of personal and professional growth–with Christian Science and a clear sense of purpose pointing the way forward. MAKE AN ONLINE GIFT TODAY! Triumphing over challenges Vanessa’s journey began when she moved to California from Mexico and her world seemed completely disrupted. Unfamiliar with a new culture, a new school, and a […]

2019 Summer Interns at the Mother Church

In Their Own Words: Reports from the Summer 2019 Interns at The Mother Church

Follow along with us as we share the story of this summer’s interns working at The Mother Church! By the numbers — 25 interns from 13 different states, 9 different countries, and 10 different colleges, worked for 11 weeks in 18 departments at The Mother Church! By the impact — “This summer was phenomenal across […]

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Getting to Know Our 2019 Grads!

We’re happy to share with you that 64 Albert Baker Fund (ABF) recipients in the U.S. completed degree or certificate programs this year!

The ABF Class of 2013  includes 48 undergraduate students, 15 graduate students, and one student who earned a vocational certificate.

Janee Shaw

The Albert Baker Fund Welcomes New Director of Outreach, Janee Shaw

From the Desk of Alan Bashor, CEO I am pleased to announce our new Director of Outreach, Janee Shaw, who will join us on July 16th, 2019, following the retirement of Harve Kaufmann in June. Janee is currently Senior Director of Development for the College of Arts and Letters, at San Diego State University, where […]

Apply Online by January 31 for Summer Internships at The Mother Church!

[The deadline for 2019 summer internships at The Mother Church has passed. You can find many current job opportunities, career connections with Christian Scientists, and great career resources at] “I cannot tell you how much it touches me to do this important work and to see a behind the scenes look at the church.” ~Summer […]

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College Students, Monitor Staffers Want to Meet You in Boston

CSM Bootcamp Weekend for College Students, April 5-8, 2019 College students — are you interested in politics, culture, or world affairs? Curious about how the media covers these issues? If yes, Monitor staffers want to meet you! You’re invited to apply for an all-expense paid weekend at The Christian Science Monitor (CSM) in Boston, April […]

Watchfire Music University

Announcing Four New Grants for Watchfire Music University

We’re delighted to announce a new program for comprehensive music training with Watchfire Music University. Under the tutelage of master teacher Peter Link, students enrolled in Watchfire Music University’s  (WMU) online courses can now apply to have tuition supplemented through a grant from The Albert Baker Fund (ABF). If a student qualifies, the ABF grant […]

Postcard #4: Inspired by our one universal family in Cameroon, Togo, and Ghana

Posted Wednesday, April 11 Jill Stucker writes from Dubai Airport  From Brazzaville, Alan departed Africa for meetings in the U.S. Lamech, our Africa Program Manager, and I traveled to our final countries in West Africa: Cameroon, Togo, and Ghana. Everywhere we visited, our fellow Christian Scientists greeted us with love, warmth, and so much gratitude […]