Drs. Lillian Bauder and Carla Hayden Elected to Baltimore Community Foundation Board of Trustees

December 10, 2015

(Baltimore, MD, 12/10/15) The Baltimore Community Foundation has elected Drs. Lillian Bauder and Carla Hayden to its Board of Trustees.

The Baltimore Community Foundation was established by community leaders in 1972 to provide a way for individual philanthropists to pool resources and work together to improve the Baltimore region. BCF is led by a board of trustees which provides oversight for BCF’s work to build a better Baltimore, using grantmaking, initiatives and advocacy. 

BCF Chair Raymond L. Bank said, “Dr. Bauder is an accomplished corporate executive who brings a passion for the work of BCF. Her broad experience as a leader on the boards of some of this country’s great cultural institutions will add significant value to our work in Baltimore. Dr. Hayden is a highly regarded, accomplished leader at Pratt and a nationally celebrated executive in the not-for-profit community. Her knowledge of Baltimore and her dedication to education are a welcome addition to our Board of Trustees.”

Dr. Lillian Bauder spent her early career in higher education before becoming vice president at Masco Corporation responsible for risk management, travel, health, safety and environmental affairs, a position she held until retiring in 2007. Additionally, during her tenure at Masco, Lillian Bauder represented Masco in its civic and charitable activities, was Chairman and President of the Masco Corporation Foundation. Prior to joining Masco, Dr. Bauder was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cranbrook Educational Community from 1983-1996, and holds the distinction of being the only person named President Emeritus in Cranbrook’s history. Before Cranbrook, Dr. Bauder was professor and served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Detroit. She has extensive experience as a board member on many foundations and non-profits, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, The Skillman Foundation, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Habitat for Humanity and The Jacob and Gwendolyn Lawrence Foundation. 

Dr. Carla Hayden has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Enoch Pratt Free Library since 1993. She began her professional career as a children's librarian at Chicago Public Library. She was appointed second-in-command at Chicago Public Library in 1991. In 1995, two years after her move to Baltimore, she was awarded the National Librarian of the Year Award by Library Journal, becoming the first black person to receive the prestigious award. She served as president of the American Library Association from 2003 to 2004, and was a vocal leader and expressed public opposition to the Patriot Act, and objected to portions of the law which gave the Justice Department and the FBI the power to access library user records. In Baltimore, she is a member of various corporate and non-profit boards, including Baltimore Gas & Electric, Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women, Downtown Partnership Authority, Maryland African American Museum Corporation and Shriver Hall. She received her master's and doctorate degrees in library science from the University of Chicago.

The Baltimore Community Foundation is a private philanthropic organization created by Baltimoreans to serve the current and future needs of the Baltimore region. Representing the common interests of a diverse pool of donors who care about Baltimore, BCF uses grants, initiatives and advocacy to address issues facing the region today, while building a civic endowment to address the needs of future generations. BCF also offers donors customized support for their individual philanthropic goals, expert assistance in learning more about the causes they care about, and the opportunity to join others with similar interests to learn and give together.

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