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Magazine Features Jennifer Pope Baker '89

Magazine Features Jennifer Pope Baker '89

December 11, 2012

Jennifer Pope Baker, executive director of the Women's Fund of Central Indiana and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, is featured in the new edition of Indy North magazine. The piece is titled "Making a Living Through Giving" and is the cover story of the Winter issue. "One Christmas Eve when Jennifer Pope Baker was in middle school, thieves broke into her family’s Ohio home, stealing all the gifts and vandalizing the house," writes Ashley Petry. "She was scared, confused and disappointed, but her parents’ reaction to the break-in became a transformational moment in her life."

"We spent Christmas Day serving meals to people who otherwise wouldn’t have had a meal on the holiday," Baker tells the publication. "It really helped me think, it’s not what’s under your Christmas tree that’s important. Jennifer Pope Baker IBJNov2010It’s all the other things you have in your life, like your family and your health."

The Women's Fund creates options and opportunities for women and girls in central Indiana through the effective distribution of grants to women and girl serving organizations and through the philanthropic engagement and education of current and potential donors. Thanks to the generosity of donors to the Women's Fund endowment, since 1999, over $4.1 million has been distributed to 93 women and girl serving organizations through 257 grants.

The story is available to subscribers at the magazine's website.

Learn more about Jennifer Pope Baker in this previous summary.