Malvern, PA – Supporters of Baker Industries gathered at the Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square on April 26th to honor long-time Baker board member and supporter, Gardner/Fox president Brook Gardner. In addition to fundraising and being an active board member for the past 15 years, Brook helped to pick up the pieces after Baker’s warehouse roof collapsed in 2004 and has since been involved with facility maintenance at both Baker buildings.
The event netted a whopping $107,000 for Baker’s nonprofit work rehabilitation program. About half of the donations came from long term Baker’s supporters, and the other half from Gardner/Fox subcontractors and friends. “Thanks to all our subcontractors who donated. They really stepped up to make this event the biggest one ever,” says Gardner.
Founded in 1980 by Charlie and Weezie Baker, Baker Industries is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit work rehabilitation program employing and finding employment for the disabled, recovering substance abusers, parolees, and the homeless. Over the past three years more than 200 individuals from Baker’s program have successfully joined the work force.