Baker Industries, Inc. (Malvern & Philadelphia, PA)


  • Name:Mr. John Thacher
  • Title:President

Organization Address

  • Organization Name:Baker Industries, Inc.
  • Address:184 Pennsylvania Avenue
    Malvern & Philadelphia, PA 19355
    United States

Organization Phone

  • Main phone:610-296-9795
  • Main fax:610-296-0447

Organization Web

User Address

  • Address:3506 F Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19134
    United States

User Phone

  • Mobile phone:610-506-8421

User Email


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  • Mission:
  • Baker Industries saves lives. The purpose of our 28-year old program is to instill a strong work ethic in our population of vulnerable adults (people with disabilities, former substance abusers, ex-offenders, and homeless people) and, in doing so, build their self-esteem and work skills to the point where those who are able are ready to move into the real workforce. Through such vehicles as our temporary employment program, we have been able to help an average of 74 individuals each year to do just that – 74 individuals who become one step closer to becoming independent and productive members of their communities. For those who are unable to be mainstreamed, we provide long-term employment at one of our two work sites (Malvern and Philadelphia). We do not believe there is another organization in this country that does what we do, blending these four, very different types of individuals in a work rehabilitation program.

  • History:
  • Baker Industries was founded in 1980 as the direct result of the energy and ingenuity of two individuals who had searched for years in vain for an appropriate working environment for their epileptic, learning-disabled son. In 1980, with two employees, they opened a small mail order business in their garage to begin to fill the void they realized for a learning work environment for high-functioning disabled people. In 1988, a second Baker work site was established in Philadelphia to employ ex-offenders, homeless persons, and recovering substance abusers, who also typically have difficulty getting jobs.

  • Year established:1980
  • Endowment:Unknown


  • Executive / Trustee board size:20
  • Advisory board size:9
  • Staff size:7

Board and Executive Names

  • Board Members / Trustees:
  • Charles P. Baker III
    Chairman of the Board
    Baker Industries

    Louise W. Baker
    Vice President
    Baker Industries

    Polly Bell Alden
    formerly President
    Bell-Horn, Inc.

    Maureen F. Austin
    Vice President
    Bernstein Global Wealth Mgmt

    Glenn A. Dever
    Vice President Client Svcs
    Turner Investment Partners

    Richard M. Eisenstaedt, Esquire
    VP & General Counsel (Retired)
    Triumph Group, Inc.

    Brookins D. Gardner
    Gardner Fox & Associates

    Robert W. Grupp
    Vice President
    Cephalon Corp.

    Djoerd Hoekstra
    Biocoat, Inc.

    Robert S. Hoffman, Esquire
    General Counsel (Retired)
    General Electric

    William H. Hoffmann
    Manager (Retired)
    Alcoa Corporation

    Linden K. Hustedt
    Bala Financial Group

    Richard C. Ill
    Chairman of the Board & CEO
    Triumph Group, Inc.

    Frances Mills Ingersoll
    Former Executive
    Christies Fine Art Auctioneers

    Francis J. Leto, Esquire
    Brandywine Abstract

    Kenneth B. Mumma
    New Century Bank

    John J. Murray, Jr.
    Vice President
    Total Facility, Inc.

    James C. Nelson III
    Managing Director
    Guy Carpenter & Co., Inc.

    A. Edward Pringle III
    formerly President
    Pringle Electrical Mfg. Co.

    Jeffrey B. Rotwitt, Esquire
    Obermayer Rebman Maxwell LLP

    Elizabeth K. Unger
    CPA (Retired)

    Dorothy C. Wackerman
    Vice President Communications
    Saint Gobain Corporation

    Jonathan K. Wright, Esquire
    Lamb McErlane PC

    Please Note: None of the Directors of Baker Industries receive any compensation from Baker for serving as a director

  • Executive Director / President:
  • John H. "Turk" Thacher, Jr., President

Staff Names

  • Key Staff:
  • • Charles (Chairman of the Board) and Louise (Vice President) Baker – Founders
    • John H. “Turk” Thacher, Jr. – President
    • Mark Sunderland – Chief Operating Officer
    • Lee Kennedy – Director of Marketing
    • Linda Kennedy – Director of Finance
    • Thomas E. Byron – Director of Employee Relations
    • Kim Starkweather - Marketing Coordinator
    • Shalonda Renee Profit – Director of Alumni Relations


  • Organization type:Grantseeker
  • Country of registration:United States
  • Tax Determination Letter:Received Determination Letter
  • IRS Section:501(c)(3)
  • IRS Subsection:509(a)(2)
  • Tax ID:23-2560245

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IRS Business Master File Information

  • EIN:232560245
  • Organization Name:BAKER INDUSTRIES INC
  • Sort (Secondary) Name:
  • Care Of Name:% BAKE
  • Organization Address:184 PENNSYLVANIA AVE
  • Organization City:MALVERN
  • Organization State:PA
  • Organization Zip:19355-2418
  • Group Exemption Number:0000
  • Subsection Code:03
  • Classification Code(s):1
  • Subsection/Classification Desc.:Charitable Organization
  • Affiliation Code:3
  • Ruling Date:February, 1990
  • Deductibility Code:1
  • Foundation Code:16
  • Foundation Code Desc.:Organization that normally receives no more than one third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes. 509(a)(2)
  • Activity Code(s):566
  • Activity Code Desc.(s):Job training, counseling, or assistance
  • Organization Code:1 (Corporation)
  • Exempt Org. Status Code:01 (Unconditional Exemption)
  • Tax Period:December, 2016
  • Filing Requirement Category:01 (990 (all other) or 990EZ return)
  • Accounting Period:December
  • NTEE Code:
  • Asset Amount:$3,593,747
  • Asset Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • Income Amount:$2,733,977
  • Income Code:6 ($1,000,000 - $4,999,999)
  • 990 Revenue Amount:$2,733,977
  • Last Updated:2/18/2018 9:52:54 pm

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