Saran T. Baker
Saran T. Baker, president of The Ivy Community Charities of Prince George’s County, Inc. (ICC), is a native of Jamaica, New York. Baker received a bachelor of science degree in marketing from Virginia State University in 1998 and will receive a master’s degree in human resources and organization development from Strayer University in Washington, DC, in 2015. She has been a county resident since 1998 and spends her spare time giving back to the community she lives in through multiple civic activities.
Baker has served as a mentor to nearly 50 youth in the county through active engagement with middle and high school students. She encourages young people to pursue their dreams no matter their past or upbringing. Through her efforts volunteering with ICC for nearly 12 years, she earned the position of president and is charged with setting the strategic direction for the next 10 years to fulfill the ICC mission of “Strengthening Families.” This all-volunteer organization has nearly 600 members and has provided nearly $1 million in scholarships to Prince George County residents. Members have invested countless hours in community service through mentoring, coat drives, shoe distribution, after-school tutoring and elderly support groups.
Baker serves as the president of her homeowner association, president of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Iota Gamma Omega Chapter, North Atlantic Region, Cluster Coordinator representing 18 chapters in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Her motto is to always “Pay It Forward.”