President and Co-Director of the Bauman Family Foundation
Board Member of the Natural Resources Defense Council
Bauman is the daughter of Lionel Bauman, the original funder of the
Family Foundation (BFF).
She has been the president and co-director of that foundation since
its inception in 1987.
of Radcliffe College and the Columbia
School of Public Health, Patricia Bauman received her J.D. degree from the
Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the Bar in the
District of Columbia.
In addition to her duties with BFF,
Bauman serves as a board
member of the Natural
Resources Defense Council, a
board of trustees
member of the Beldon
a board member (along with
Ickes) of Catalist, a
of directors member of the Brennan Center for Justice, a board
member of the Montefiore Medical Center in New York, and a board
member of the
Trust for America’s Health.
In addition, Bauman is an advisory
council member of J
Street, along with such noteworthy individuals as these.
is also a “partner”
of the Democracy
Alliance (DA), a funding clearinghouse for progressive organizations. Among her fellow DA partners are these.
In past years, Bauman was a manager
with the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, a
member of the
Pew Environmental Health Commission, and a Health and Environment Advisory Board member with the National
Environmental Education & Training Foundation.
During her tenure as a major funder of the Left, Bauman, apart from the many grants she has authorized through her family foundation, has personally made scores of financial contributions to leftwing political candidates, political organizations, and activist groups. Some of the many individual recipients of her donations are: Sherrod Brown,
Hillary Clinton, Howard Dean, John Edwards, Sam Farr, Russell Feingold, Al Gore, Tom
Harkin, John Kerry, Kweisi Mfume,
Patty Murray, Barack Obama, Jay Rockefeller, Ken Salazar, Charles
Schumer, Joe Sestak, and Tom Udall. Organizational beneficiaries of Bauman's funding include
America Coming Together, Democracy
Congressional Campaign Committee,
Senatorial Campaign Committee, the
EMILY's List, the League of Conservation Voters, and the Sierra Club. (Courtesy OpenSecrets.org)