Pam Baer, a University of Texas graduate and now a mother of four, believes that mental and behavioral health, particularly among homeless and impoverished people, is a serious, persistent, and often neglected problem.
After attending UT Austin, Pam Baer moved to New York City and founded a direct mail marketing agency that served individuals, businesses, and some Fortune 500 companies. After marrying husband, Larry Baer, Pam Baer moved to San Francisco to concentrate on philanthropic ventures. Her emphasis was mainly on fundraising, for which she proved she had a talent.
Pamela Baer served as a member of the Board of Directors for the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation, a position she held for 16 years. When Baer stepped down from that position, the foundation named Pam Baer a Lifetime Director. Baer has since prioritized mental and behavioral health and well-being and has spear-headed events, campaigns, and fundraisers aimed at acquiring the capital needed to provide the population’s most vulnerable with much-needed quality health care.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital or ZSFG serves homeless, poverty-stricken, immigrants, and those with no health insurance. To help with the constant need for funding, Pamela Baer helped to develop and introduce the Transform Mental & Behavioral Health Fund. Since its creation in 2018, the program supports mental health programs, and this initiative has raised over $5 million for these causes. This is one of many charitable ventures Baer has spear-headed or co-developed.
Pam Baer’s involvement in the Hearts in San Francisco Project must also be mentioned. This initiative involves auctioning off heart cultures created by local artists. Those proceeds go toward health care efforts as well. To date, this project has raised over $17 million for the foundation projects.
In addition to her service as Lifetime Director, Pam Baer is also on the board of Trustees for organizations including Every Mother Counts, the Jewish Women’s Giving Circle. and Family House. Visit this page to learn more.
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