National Philanthropy Day® Spotlight: Alvin H. Baum Jr.

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Alvin H. Baum, Jr., 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award, AFP Golden Gate Chapter

Alvin H. Baum Jr. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Alvin H. Baum attended Harvard University and Harvard Law School. Later he attended the University of California Berkeley, earning his master's in City and Regional Planning. Al worked for the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, and then led a private city planning firm. During the AIDS epidemic, Al earned a master's in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Al served on several nonprofit boards during his life, including the ACLU of Northern California, New Israel Fund, Jewish Family and Children's Service, Jewish Community Federation, Access Institute, Lamda Legal, Horizons Foundation, and Fine Arts Museums. He passed away in March 2021 and is survived by his husband, Robert. The AFP Golden Gate Chapter has honored Al with the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

The AFP Golden Gate Chapter celebrated National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 18. Learn more about the event and honorees here

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