David M. Baldwin graduated from Lehigh in 1951 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. While a student, he was on the staff of Lehigh’s yearbook, Epitome; a member of the Chi Phi fraternity; and the men’s golf team.
Baldwin began his career in 1954 with the real estate firm Charles F. Noyes Company, where he served as president from 1964 to 1976. The business evolved into the Helmsley-Noyes Company where he took over as president and director. In 1994, he founded his own company, the David M. Baldwin Reality Co., Inc., and continues to serve as chairman of the board.
He has served on many real estate boards and foundations, including the Real Estate Board of New York where he was governor and director. He was also the former chairman and president of the Public Development Corp. of New York City. He is an honorary trustee of New Jersey’s The Pingry School, on the executive committee of the Riverside Theater Board of Directors, Vero Beach, Florida, and director of the Red Stick Foundation that assists those in need in Wabasso, Florida. For many years, he served as director of the Strang Cancer Prevention Center, as well as a board member of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, both in New York City.
David’s wife, Barbara, is a 1961 graduate of Skidmore College and received the Outstanding Service award for dedication to her alma mater. She has served in several capacities including as a member of the Skidmore Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Presidents, and as the Gift Planning Chair for Skidmore’s Class of 1961 50th Reunion. She also served as a trustee of Papermill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ.
As long-time supporters of Lehigh, the Baldwins have provided for the renovation of Taylor Gym, contributed to the Challenge Scholarship, and the Athletics Partnership, and created the Barbara and David Baldwin ’51 Endowed Scholarship Fund which has supported two scholars since its inception in 2008. One of the Fund recipients is now pursuing her medical degree at the State University of New York Medical Center, and spent the summer participating in a fellowship program at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
The Baldwins are long-time members of the Asa Packer Society and the Tower Society, Lehigh’s leadership giving societies. Recently, they provided a leadership gift to create an endowed international internship fund in support of the Iacocca International Internship program.
They also support several other charitable organizations including the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, the Boys and Girls Club of Indian River County, and the Vero Beach Museum of Art.
They live in Vero Beach, Florida and have five children.