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Meet our Brotherly Love Students and Hear Their Stories

Look what we have accomplished together! Gifts to the Albert Baker Brotherly Love Fund helped us double scholarships for nearly 60 students attending college in the US and Canada. These students received an average award of $7,600, which included a $3,100 Albert Baker Brother Love scholarship. We know that each of these students would like […]

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This Friday, we’re talking with Erik Olsen, Co-Founder and CFO of Common Ground Committee

Registration Details Each Friday, ABF Career Alliance is hosting conversations with valued members of our Career Alliance community. See guest and conversation topic for Friday, October 30, below.  Three Questions and Three Take-aways Each Week We are asking each guest three questions about their work, and framing three takeaways that you can apply to your […]

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Introducing our New Processing Agent for ABF Programs in Africa!

  Dear Friends, Greetings, gratitude, and best wishes to each of you in your respective countries! Our thoughts and prayers are with you as we all embrace the world at this time. I am writing to announce the change of ABF’s Africa Applications Processing Agent, (APA). You may know that our current APA, Mr. Jean […]

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The Albert Baker Brotherly Love Fund Update

Gratitude.  This is what our students are expressing for their ABF Brotherly Love scholarships. Seventeen students, who lost their job or family support, are being awarded a larger ABF scholarship so they can continue college this fall. The average scholarship award increased by $2,200. Now that summer has arrived, we have begun receiving additional applications […]

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Welcome Dr. Joseph Ritter, ABF’s New CEO

Today we warmly welcome Dr. Joseph Ritter as The Albert Baker Fund’s (ABF) new Chief Executive Officer. Dr Ritter begins work immediately with us from his home office in Bemidji, Minnesota. He’ll be relocating with his family to Northern California as soon as current travel restrictions allow. In the meantime, Dr. Ritter is already well-oriented […]

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A Farewell Message from CEO Alan Bashor

  As today, June 1st, is the last day in my role as CEO for The Albert Baker Fund, I’d like to thank you all for the opportunity you have given me to serve you for the past 11-1/2 years. I am so thankful for the ways we have applied our spirit and resources to […]

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Support for Students and Alums–Responding to the Need!

We are here to support our students and our entire ABF community! In recent weeks, many of our students have been in touch with us to share stories of financial challenges due to  job loss or adverse circumstances in our economy. In response to this need, we’re offering the following special assistance, along with helpful […]

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Important Information About our New Application

We are happy to announce that we are launching a new and improved application experience for all ABF recipients on April 15, 2020. It is mobile-friendly, intelligent, easy, and fast! In the meantime, as we prepare to launch, please be aware of the following changes that may affect you. ABF will need to temporarily pause […]

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Dr. Joseph Ritter Has Been Selected as ABF’s New CEO

The Trustees of The Albert Baker Fund (ABF) are happy to announce that Dr. Joseph M. Ritter has been selected to lead ABF as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), following the retirement of Alan Bashor who has served as CEO for the past ten years. Dr. Ritter is an accomplished college educator and administrator […]

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Looking to Further Your Career or Talent in Music?

What We Fund We’re delighted to announce a new program for comprehensive music training with Watchfire Music University. Under the tutelage of master teacher Peter Link, a two-time Tony Award nominee and Gold Record composer, students enrolled in Watchfire Music University’s  (WMU) online courses can now apply to have tuition supplemented through a grant from […]