The Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York established the Barker Fund in 2014. The fund, formed through the generous posthumous contribution of one of our members, Mr. Charles S.P. Barker, was established to provide grants to organizations that benefit communities or populations in need, especially the elderly and those of Scottish descent.
Mr. Charles S.P. Barker was born in New York City and became a member of the Society in 1959. He attended Harvard College in 1951 and then went on to study at Harvard Law School graduating in 1958. He also served in the United States Navy as a Lieutenant Commander for four years of active duty. Mr. Barker started his law career as an associate with Cadwalader, Wickersham, & Taft and retired in 1986 as a partner at Reavis and McGrath (currently Fulbright and Jaworski). Upon his passing, Mr. Barker left a sizeable bequest to the Society to benefit communities or populations in need, especially the elderly and those of Scottish descent.
The Society is currently reviewing the application guidelines and will be republishing this grant opportunity in the upcoming year.