Geo. F. Baker, U.S. Financier and Philanthropist

Title

Geo. F. Baker, U.S. Financier and Philanthropist

Description

George Baker has had many buildings named after him, because he used his funds to donate to higher education for those around him. Harvard Business school named their library after him when he gave them a starting grant of over $5 million in 1924. Columbia University has Baker Field, their primary athletic facility, due to Baker’s funds. One of Dartmouth College’s biggest symbols is their Baker Memorial Library, after he provided $2 million for the school. Besides spreading his name, his spreading of wealth also led to co-founding the First National Bank of the City of New York.

Creator

Bain News Service

Date

Unknown

Source

George F. Baker - Wikimedia

A photograph of George Fisher Baker, a U.S. financier and philanthropist.

Source: Baker Family. Baker Family Papers. (2012, April). Harvard Library. Retrieved Nov 1, 2012, from http://bit.ly/OFBcei 

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Relation

Rights

Library of Congress

Publisher

Library of Congress

Contributor

Library of Congress

Format

Photograph

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Philanthropy

Coverage

Philanthropy

Files

geofbaker.jpg

Reference

Bain News Service, Geo. F. Baker, U.S. Financier and Philanthropist, Library of Congress, Unknown

Cite As

Bain News Service, “Geo. F. Baker, U.S. Financier and Philanthropist,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed May 17, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/36.