Amy Soper

Amy Soper

Director, Seventh-day Adventist Initiative, Bainum Family Foundation

As Director, Seventh-day Adventist Initiative, Amy Soper develops and oversees our faith-based strategy in alignment with the organization’s broader strategy, mission and vision.

Soper joined the Foundation in 2012, and prior to her current role, served as Senior Program Manager, Seventh-day Adventist Initiative. Before the Foundation, she was Vice Principal of Academics at Takoma Academy in Takoma Park, Maryland, and Curriculum Coordinator at Mount Vernon Academy in Mount Vernon, Ohio, where she was also an English Instructor.

Soper holds a Master of Education in Literacy and Learning from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where is currently pursuing a doctorate in Organizational Research, Assessment and Evaluation. She earned her Bachelor of Science in English Education from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Voices from the Field

Realigning a Long-standing Legacy Program

Posted on March 13, 2020 by Amy Soper

Although we’re not a faith-based organization, the Bainum Family Foundation honors our founders’ commitment to faith-based education as part of our mission. Stewart and Jane Bainum both grew up in poverty and largely credit their success in life to their education at Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) boarding schools in the 1930s. Our Foundation, established in 1968, was intended to help children… Read More

Realigning a Legacy: Foundation Refocuses a Long-standing Commitment to Faith-Based Education

Posted on March 11, 2020 by Amy Soper

In 2015, the Bainum Family Foundation introduced a new strategy and shifted its focus from older children and teens to early childhood (ages 0 to 8), acknowledging the need to reach children earlier with quality learning and vital wrap-around supports to give them a stronger foundation and better chance of success throughout life. The foundation’s priorities also shifted from an… Read More