Lauria Baker Executive Director
Lauria Ann Baker, Excutive Director of Greene County Community Fund. Native from Missouri. Obtaining degrees through Crowley's Ridge College and ASU/Jonesboro. Involved with community/social clubs, athletics and Government and a licensed Social Worker with the AR State Board of Social Work. Her degree in Social work has opened up doors for working with groups of all ages, ethnicities, social/work classes and faiths. Well-versed in many areas is what inspires Lauria for this positions within our community. The love of Greene county is seen in her daily life as she and her husband have raised their family here in Paragould. All members are heavily involved in varies non-for-profit organizations and causes on a daily basis.
Lauria is married to Perry Baker (a native of Corning, AR) for 31 years. Perry has worked with Children's Homes Inc. for 18 years and has held the title of Maintenance Supervisor for 13 years. They have three Children, all who attended and graduated high school from GCT. Curtis M. Baker of Paragould, AR., Zachary C. Baker of Conway and Abigayle R. Baker of Paragould, AR.
Lauria and Perry also have many children that they have raised as their own while Houseparent's at CHI for 11 years. There are currently 15 extended family members that make up the Baker family! Staying involved and being a constant family structure in their adult lives is a blessing for the Baker family as a whole.
Active members at Southwest Church of Christ in Jonesboro for the past 34 years, is where Lauria was able to develop her love for mission work. Involved in local and foreign missions to provide humanitarian efforts to those in need. Greatest fulfillments have been conducting educational class and providing funds to the orphanages of Romania for over 10 years. Lauria believes in making our community better for our families, friends, neighbors and natural resources.
Lauria considers her main purpose is to assist the residents of Greene county to imagine the impact they can have by pooling their charitable dollars with other people who care about the community where they live. Understanding that large non-profit organizational giving is good but knowing that the monies raised by the GCCF stay right here to support our family, friends, neighbors and natural resources is priceless!