Frederick Baerenz is passionate about investing his time, talents, and treasures in charity work. He is the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors for David’s Hope International, which has helped fund both capital development and operations for needy children in Eburru, Kenya. Over the past five years, more than $1.4 million has been raised to build an orphanage, medical clinic, pre-k through eighth grade school and dormitory, a clean water project, and two churches.
Fred was recently nominated for the 14th annual Invest in Others Award for Global Impact for his work with David’s Hope International.
Fred also supports Jill’s House, a full-service overnight respite center for children with special needs. Jill’s House provides parents with 24 to 48 hours of rest and relaxation while their children are engaged in fun activities specifically tailored to their interests and abilities. Fred golfs in their annual Links for Little Ones Golf Tournament as well as participates in other fundraisers for the organization. Fred is also active in supporting The Foundation Fighting Blindess, and frequently participates in their annual Vision Walk. As recognition for his involvement with Jill’s House and The Foundation Fighting Blindness, Fred was presented with the Local Scouts BSA 2019 Distinguished Citizen award.
Fred is also heavily involved in the DeMolay Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting emerging leaders through scholarships and educational programs. Currently, Fred serves as Trustee and Chairman of the Advisory Council for the Herndon DeMolay Chapter. He is also the Junior Deacon of Herndon Lodge. During his previous tenure as President, the Virginia DeMolay Foundation raised more than $2M to support Virginia DeMolay operations. Fred has also participated in Leadership Loudon and Leadership Fairfax, a program for community leaders to engage in addressing regional issues.
Fred is also an active member of the McLean Bible Church, and has served the Crown Financial Ministries for over 20 years in many capacities.