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Baking Industry Foundation

The purpose of the Baking Industry Foundation (BIF) is to provide support to the retail baking community through educational and research programs designed to benefit the baking industry and the consuming public.

Tax exempt status: 

The Baking Industry Foundation is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a charitable 501(c)(3) education and research foundation. 

All contributions are fully tax deductible as provided by law.  

Supporting the Baking Industry

By making a donation to the Baking Industry Foundation, you are solidifying your passion for our industry.  Your contribution will allow bakers from all across the country to become Certified through the Retail Bakers of America.  

Your contribution will directly effect a baker who wants to continue to grow and give back to the industry.     

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Baking Industry Foundation

15941 S Harlem Ave, #347, Tinley Park, Illinois 60477, United States



The Retail Bakers of America and the Baking Industry Foundation are open Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm (CST)

Board of Directors


Dennis Stanton
Swedish Bakery Inc

Rob Trenchik

Paul Sapienza
Director of Finance
Retail Bakers of America

Immediate Past Chair

Ken Downey
The Fresh Markets, Inc.

Board Members
Dale A. Biles (Past Chair)
Premier Foods, Inc

Rick Boone
Rick’s Bakery

Richard Reinwald CMB (Past Chair)
Reinwald's Bakery

Mike Harten
Bake n’ Joy Inc.

Patrick Tobin
Inter County Bakers Inc.

Ed Lee
Joy Cone Company  

Mike Clements

Beth Fahey
Creative Cakes

George Delaney
LaRosa’s Famous Cannoli

Donation Information


BIF is registered to accept donations from the following states:

Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey,Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 

If you're located in a state not our list, please contact us at BakingIndustryFoundation@Gmail.org