The mission of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation is to restore and sustain the Chesapeake Bay’s ecosystem by substantially improving the water quality and productivity of the watershed, with respect to water clarity, resilience of the system, and diversity and abundance of living resources, and to maintain a high quality of life for the people of the Chesapeake Bay region.
CBF runs a multitude of programs that work toward our mission of a clean and healthy Bay. Examples include the following:
As a member-supported not-for-profit organization, CBF relies on the financial support of individuals, corporations, foundations, and grant-making agencies to fund our activities.
William C. Baker is President of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF),the largest and only independent organization that exists solely to protect and restore the vitality of theChesapeake Bay.CBF--known by its motto, “Save the Bay”--has anannual operating budget of $20 million, is supported by over 177,000 members,representing every state in theUnionand 14 foreign countries. It is staffed by 160 full-time employees operating out of offices in the states ofMaryland,PennsylvaniaandVirginia, but works throughout the six stateChesapeake Baywatershed, as well as 16 separate environmental education centers.
Mr. Baker, a 1976 graduate ofTrinityCollegeinHartford,Connecticut, has been on the staff of CBF since 1976 and Chief Executive Officer of the organization since 1982. He serves on a number of Chesapeake Bay-related committees, commissions, and advisory boards. He is a founding member of the Living Classrooms Foundation, the Metropolitan Washington Smart Growth Alliance,and the Institute for the Venice Lagoon, an international body concerned with the environmental problems and possible solutions for the City of Venice, Italy. He is an Honorary Member of the Garden Club of America. He is Vice Chairman of Johns Hopkins Medicine (the governing board for the hospital and medical school), and a director of the Baltimore Community Foundation. A past trustee of Washington College, he was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Public Service in 1991. He was also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Baltimorein 1992. He serves on UMBC’s President’s Board of Visitors, as well as, one corporate board, the Brown Advisory and Trust Co. In 1988, he receivedWashingtonian magazine's "Washingtonian of the Year" Award.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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