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AARP Foundation Leadership Profile

Maxine B. Baker

Senior Vice President, Foundation Impact Areas


Maxine B. Baker joined AARP Foundation as senior vice president for Impact Programs in February 2012. In her new position, she will spearhead the organization’s priorities to help Americans 50+ in four areas: hunger, housing, isolation and income. She is also a member of AARP Foundation’s Leadership Team.

Previously, Baker was president and CEO of the Freddie Mac Foundation, where she led that organization to national and local prominence as a major supporter of programs and services for vulnerable children and their families.

Baker’s career with Freddie Mac began in 1982, where she led progressively responsible procurement, contract and budget positions before being appointed vice president, Administration and Corporate Properties. In that capacity, she was responsible for the development of the McLean, Va., headquarters location – from design, construction to move-in. During her 25-year tenure she assumed other executive leadership roles including Human Resources and Housing and Industry Relations.

Baker currently serves as immediate past chair of the Board for Leadership Greater Washington; vice chair and secretary National Visionary Leadership Project; and as vice chair of the African American Nonprofit Network.

She was educated in the public school system of Washington, D.C., and graduated from Emerson College with a bachelor’s degree in speech communications.

Our Story

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AARP Foundation wants to win back opportunity for those now in crisis. Watch

Age Strong: An Impact Investment

Age Strong is an innovative social investment initiative to invest in critical services and programs for struggling adults 50-plus. Learn more

Programs & Services

AARP Foundation SCSEP

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the nation's oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. Go

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Go

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Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50+ homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Go

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We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers. Go

AARP Experience Corps: Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps is a literacy program that utilizes highly trained volunteers age 50 and over to help struggling students become great readers. Go