Why I Support UNCF: Frank Baker

Frank Baker, co-founder and managing partner of Siris Capital Group, is a dedicated supporter of UNCF. He explains why it is important to help the next generation fulfill its dream of a college education.

Frank Baker is a co-founder and managing partner of Siris Capital Group, LLC, the predecessor fund of which was formed in 2006. Siris is a middle-market private equity firm focused on deep value, control equity investments around special situations in the telecom, technology and technology-enabled business service sectors. Prior to forming Siris, Baker was a managing director at Ripplewood Holdings, LLC, a global private equity firm. Baker started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs & Co. in the mergers and acquisitions group. Baker has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago. He is a trustee of The University of Chicago, a board member of the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and a board of directors member for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights.

“Three words are incredibly powerful: learn, earn and return. If we can get that right, we can dramatically change our community.”

How can you help?

UNCF offers many ways to provide support to its 37 member institutions and the students who attend them. Here are just a few ways you can help:

Planned giving

Monthly giving

Workplace giving


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