Doug Bauer

The Clark Foundation

Doug Bauer, Executive Director of the Clark Foundation in New York City as of June, 2009. The Clark Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in New York State through a variety of grantmaking and operating programs. Bauer was previously the Senior Vice President at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) where he lead RPA's Strategic Initiatives Team. He also served as Vice President at Goldman Sachs and President of the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund, the firm’s charitable giving vehicle. From 1997 to 2000, Bauer was Director of Community Partnership at SmithKline Beecham (now GlaxoSmithKline) and Executive Director of the SmithKline Beecham Foundation, where he focused on community-based health care around the world. From 1992 to 1996, Bauer was a Program Officer for Culture at the Pew Charitable Trusts, and from 1988 to 1992, he managed the Scott Paper Company Foundation. Doug’s opinions and ideas on philanthropy have been featured in the Associated Press, The Christian Science Monitor, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Contribute, the Financial Times, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Post and on CNBC. He also co-authored with Steven Godeke, Philanthropy’s New Passing Gear; Mission-Related Investing, A Policy and Implementation Guide for Foundation Trustees. Bauer chairs the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance and the Support Center of Nonprofit Management and serves on boards or committees for the Carbon Disclosure Project (UK), Children’s Health Fund and New York Regional Association of Grantmakers (NYRAG). Bauer is a graduate of Michigan State University. He also holds a M.S. from Penn and a M.J. from Temple University.

Bauer co-teaches the course URBS 404-601 (Philanthropy and the City)