Baking Industry Foundation

About the Foundation 

Baking Industry Foundation was founded in January 2001 to  provide support to the retail baking community through educational and research programs designed to benefit the baking industry and the consuming public. The Baking Industry Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable 501(c)(3) education and research foundation and donations are tax-deductible to the extend allowed by law.

How To Support Baking Industry Foundation

Every dollar that is donated to the Baking Industry Foundation will be used to continue funding educational programs, scholarships, skill competitions and the development of new strategies that will help the Baking Industry prepare for future success.

You may contribute online any amount, at any time by visiting the Baking Industry Foundation’s website. The Baking Industry Foundation is a 501(C)3 and donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Baking Industry Foundation thanks you for your generous support!

Baking Industry Foundation Leadership


Dennis Stanton
Swedish Bakery Inc 


Rob Trenchik

Immediate Past Chair

Ken Downey
Knights of Columbus


Marlene O'Connell
Membership Director
Retail Bakers of America 

Board Member

Dale A. Biles (Past Chair)
Premier Foods, Inc 

Board Member

Rick Boone
Rick’s Bakery 

Board Member

Scott Calvert
Tootie Pie Company
Retail Bakers of America President 

Board Member

Mike Clements

Board Member

Oprah Davidson

Board Member

George Delaney 
LaRosa’s Famous Cannoli  

Board Member

Ed Lee
Joy Cone Company  

Board Member

Chip Levers
General Mills  

Board Member

Cydni Mitchell
Sweet Fest