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DC Friends Help Support Baker Distinguished Lecture Series

On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, more than 60 friends and former colleagues of Senator Baker attended a fundraiser to support the Baker Distinguished Lecture Series (BDLS). The event, which took place at the DC office of O’Melveny & Myers, LLP, was graciously hosted by A.B. Culvahouse, Pat Butler, Dan Crippen, and John Tuck. Several of the Baker Center’s board members including: Jim Haslam (and wife, Natalie), Cissy Baker, Don Stansberry, UT-Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek, Senator Fred Thompson, AB Culvahouse, Sarah Keeton Campbell, and Pat Butler were on hand to show their support of the Center. Former Tennessee Senator, Presidential Candidate, Actor and current Baker Center board member, Fred Thompson (pictured in previous screen) expressed his heartfelt remarks on the impact Senator Baker had on his life and the lives of so many others throughout his decades long tenure as a public servant. Despite being unable to attend the fundraiser, Senator Baker expressed his sincere appreciation for holding an event in his honor and one which supports the Baker Center.

There were several Baker Center staff members also present throughout the evening’s event including Baker Center Director, Dr. Matt Murray. Even though it was the first fundraiser held to support the BDLS, the event was an astounding success. Thanks to the generosity of those invited and involved, over $50,000 was raised.

The BDLS is and will remain a key fundraising priority of the Baker Center and, you too, have the opportunity to make a contribution to this signature program.

There are 3 easy ways to make your gift:

1. ONLINE: Make your gift securely using Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. Visit: online here

 Under “Designations” select “Other” and type in “Baker Center.”

2. BY CHECK: Send a check payable to the University of Tennessee Foundation. Checks can be sent to:

3. BY GIFT OF STOCK:  Gifts of stocks and bonds are welcomed at the University of Tennessee; however these gifts require special planning. Please contact Michelle Geller at 865-974-3816 for more information.

All Gifts to the Baker Center are tax-deductible.

 The Baker Center is a non-partisan policy center created to honor the lifelong commitment to honorable public service held by its namesake, Senator Howard H. Baker Jr. Through the work of its staff and research fellows, the Baker Center facilitates research on public policy issues, advances the public’s knowledge of our system of governance, and highlights the critical importance of public service.

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