The Baker Center for Leadership & Governance was established through a generous gift from Patricia and Jon M. Baker Sr. (C’64), the founder, Chairman and CEO of International Planning Group.
A Georgetown University graduate, Mr. Baker is a former member of Georgetown University’s Board of Regents, as well as the recipient of Georgetown’s highest honor, the John Carroll Award.
"We are deeply grateful to Pat and Jon Baker for their generosity — and their vision for this exciting new center. With its focus on leadership and government, discourse and policy, we believe the Baker Center can have a distinct and deeply needed impact on some of the most pressing and significant problems facing our world today.”John J. DeGioia, Georgetown University President
Mr. Baker has demonstrated his commitment to education and the performing arts as Chairman of the Leadership Council of the Center for Business and Government at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, as a Trustee of Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, The Rivers School, and The Wang Center for the Performing Arts, as founder of The American Foundation for The Royal Academy of Music in London and as General Partner of Winston Productions, the production company for The Buddy Holly Story (1978).