Baker Tilly Foundation

Baker Tilly Foundation

The Baker Tilly Foundation makes a difference in the communities where we live and work by supporting causes in the areas of education, health and wellness, and human services.

Better together

We believe in the power of working together to make a difference in our profession, the communities where we live and work and causes important to our valued clients and team members.

“Now, for tomorrow” is our philosophy. We bring our philanthropic efforts together under the Baker Tilly Foundation to prioritize our commitment and inspire each other to do good every day. The Baker Tilly Foundation focuses our charitable involvement on three pillars of philanthropy: education, health and wellness, and human services.

Baker Tilly team member studying for CPA exam


Our profession is dynamic, innovative and growing. We are committed to helping today’s students become tomorrow’s generation of leaders and business advisors.

Baker Tilly team member gardening wearing gloves

Health and wellness

We support organizations that dedicate resources to the treatment of today’s diseases and disorders and seek tomorrow’s prevention strategies and cures.

Baker Tilly team member volunteering and working on bikes

Human services

We preserve and strengthen the communities where we live and work by supporting organizations that advance human well-being, equity and inclusion, and efforts to end poverty.

Gift of giving

Each year we join people from around the world transforming their communities through Giving Tuesday, a worldwide charitable celebration. Giving Tuesday is when Baker Tilly kicks off the Gift of Giving, our annual giving event that bookends a yearlong effort of supporting the communities where we live and work. The Baker Tilly Foundation gives funds to all team members to donate to a not-for-profit organization of their choice.

Last holiday season, we collectively donated more than $110,000 to organizations near and dear to our team members.

Now for Tomorrow Scholarship

Now for Tomorrow Scholars 2023

We created the Now for Tomorrow Scholarship to make an ever-greater impact on our profession and the young people who are pursuing it.

Aligning with the Baker Tilly Foundation pillar of education, the Now for Tomorrow Scholarship supports students of color seeking to join our profession. A significant scholarship package and development opportunities within our firm will help promising young professionals, who often face barriers and are underrepresented in our profession.

Each year, the Baker Tilly Foundation awards five students with a three-year scholarship totaling up to $30,000. Qualifying attributes of scholarship applicants:

  • From historically underrepresented ethnic/racial groups within accounting and consulting (specifically, students of color)
  • Pursuing an accounting, finance or computer/data science degree
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Enrolled in campuses strategically selected by Baker Tilly for their diversity of student body and geographic representation

Baker Tilly Foundation board members

Foundation Executive Officers

  • Jennifer Soltis, President
  • Charles Droege, Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
  • Jean Mathews, Treasurer
  • Kathy Gebhard, Secretary

Foundation Staff

  • Georgina Giannelli, Executive Director
  • Natalie Bell, Administrator

Foundation Board of Directors

  • Jennifer Soltis, Partner
  • Melissa Donoso, Senior Manager
  • Nico Glorieux, Partner
  • Scott Goldfarb, Partner
  • Nick Goodman, Partner
  • John Krause, Partner
  • Lynette Stolarzyk, Managing Partner
  • Patrick Yu, Partner

The Baker Tilly Foundation is a standalone 501(c)(3) private foundation. We do not accept unsolicited requests.