Immediate Past Board Chairman
Jay Baker is the co-founder of the national retail chain, Kohl’s Department Stores, which today is a $17 billion company. He graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1956, and today, coming full circle, Jay serves as chairman of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center resides at Wharton. Jay believes strongly in education, in building stronger communities, and in helping young people achieve their fullest potential.
In addition to being a Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Board member and former Board chairman, the Baker family is deeply involved at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Naples Philharmonic, the Naples Community Hospital, the Naples Players, and the Patty & Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art.
Jay and and wife Patty, an award-winning Broadway producer, reside in Naples, FL.