Community Involvement

John and his team enjoy spending time in their community.  In addition to volunteering for many parish events, John is part of the Food Pantry distribution team at St. Teresa of Avila Parish in Chicago.  He works with this food pantry to help serve the people of his neighborhood so that their families can have food, toiletries, and other things that can help improve their quality of life.

John works closely with the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund in Chicago, which helps extremely low income inner city children get scholarships to some of the best private schools in the country.  He works with DMSF in three capacities.  John interviews kids that are applying for the scholarship, he acts at a Liaison to La Lumiere High School in Indiana, and he most enjoys being a mentor to one of the Daniel Murphy Scholars here in Chicago.  Education is very important to John, and he believes strongly in the work of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund. http://www.dmsf.org/

Finally, John has cultivated his path of deeper involvement with Chicago Jesuit Academy, a scholarship only middle school in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago.  As the young men at CJA learn to develop their education function, John facilitates through volunteer work, fundraising work, and sits on the CJA Junior Board.

The CJA Junior Board hosts their Give-A-Little Gala each November.  The Gala is the Junior Board’s primary fundraising vehicle with proceeds going directly to provide scholarships for CJA students.  This year, John spearheaded the silent auction and raised over $220,000.

If you are interested in learning more about joining the Junior Board or attending and event, please contact John Baker at john.f.baker@nm.com. We are always looking for new members and would welcome the opportunity to welcome you into the CJA family. 

We had a lot of fun participating in a Care Package Event to support Children with Cancer at Comer Children's Hospital.  Because of the incredible generosity of Northwestern Mutual, we were able to provide care packages for every child! 

John Francis Baker, CFP®, CLU®

Financial Advisor

 

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