Established in 2010

Andrea Morrison Baker loved working with her students as a counselor and teacher at Eakin Elementary in Nashville. Her sensitive, caring demeanor was a perfect match for the role of shaping young minds. Her peers recognized the bright star for her efforts, too. After serving as president of the Middle Tennessee Counselor Association from 2004-2007, Andrea was one of the two finalists for Metro Nashville’s Teacher of the Year in 2010. Unexpectedly, Andrea passed away in September 2010 at the age of 37. Though she left too soon, the Andrea Morrison Baker Fund will continue her passion of helping at-risk youth learn to believe in themselves and realize their extraordinary potential. Created by her parents, Bob and Barbara, and her sister, Wendy, the Fund benefits the Tapping Individual Potential (TIP) program through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which provides enrichment experiences for talented middle school students in Metro Nashville Public Schools.