Anaheim Area Resident Mike Baker Honored with 2013 “Maytag® Dependable Leader” Award

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Anaheim Area Resident Mike Baker Honored with 2013 “Maytag® Dependable Leader” Award

Award recognizes Boys & Girls Club professionals and volunteers who exemplify dependability with $20,000 grant for their local club
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Anaheim Area Resident Mike Baker Honored with 2013 @MaytagBrand Dependable Leader Award
Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 1:15pm

CAMPAIGN: Maytag Brand and Boys & Girls Club of America

CONTENT: Press Release

ANAHEIM, Cailf., August 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Maytag® brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announced today that Mike Baker has been named a “2013 Maytag Dependable Leader” in acknowledgment  for his dedication to keeping youth on the path to achieving great futures. The Maytag Dependable Leader Award recognizes club professionals and volunteers who are committed to making a difference in the lives of youth by being dependable and exceptional role models.

Mike Baker was selected as one of 25 recipients to receive the distinction and a $20,000 financial award to help further extend his respective focus with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim. Mike intends to use the one-time grant to further extend his work with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim and expand the clubs efforts into the additional distressed neighborhoods that were identified by the Anaheim Police Department. 

“Mike Baker is truly a dependable leader who selflessly gives his time and efforts to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim, and we are proud to see him recognized with this incredible award from Maytag,” said Jessica Knopp, Director of Development. “Through the Maytag Dependable Leader Award, Mike will continue making a positive impact in our community and build upon our reach. We are grateful to Maytag for supporting our organization’s efforts to serve young people and make a difference in their lives.”

Boys & Girls Clubs provides services and support that enable youth to reach their full potential. With a heritage of dependability dating back more than 100 years, the Maytag brand mission is to build high-performing products consumers can count on. The partnership between Maytag and BGCA seeks to promote dependability – a quality that the Clubs’ staff and volunteers strive for every day and is central to the Maytag brand.

“The Maytag Dependable Leader Award allows the brand to give back to Boys & Girls Club professionals and volunteers who continue to give tirelessly of themselves to the Clubs and the youth they work with,” said William Beck, senior brand director, Maytag.  “Mike Baker provides his Club with passion and untiring devotion; it is our honor to recognize him with this award.”

About Maytag Brand

For more than a century, Maytag brand appliances have been synonymous with dependability and durability. Through the commitment of Whirlpool Corporation, Maytag brand’s enduring tradition of quality production and performance continues to thrive. Exceptionally durable, commercial-grade components are found in many Maytag brand appliances – including Maytag® Maxima® front-load and Maytag® Bravos® top-load washers and dryers. Maytag brand is part of the Whirlpool Corporation, the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $18 billion in 2012, 68,000 employees, and 65 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. For more information on any Maytag brand appliance, visit

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America

For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at and


Jessica Knopp                                    Jetaun Adkins                                   Andrea Betts

Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim               Boys & Girls Clubs of America             Ketchum for Maytag Brand

(714) 491-3617                                 (404) 487-5945                               (646) 935-4269


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CAMPAIGN: Maytag Brand and Boys & Girls Club of America

CONTENT: Press Release