Who We Are

The Bay Area Advertising Relief Committee is a nonprofit organization providing emergency financial support and other key resources for our colleagues in the Bay Area advertising and marketing community. Will you help us?



Please Join Us: BAARC Annual Meeting on February 6th

This past year was an exciting one for the Bay Area Advertising Relief Committee, and 2014 has even more in store for us. Please join us for the Annual Meeting to learn about where we have been and help us outline our strategy for the future.

This meeting is open to the public and everyone interesting in giving back to the Bay Area advertising community is invited to attend. Nibbles and drinks will be provided – and we have a new format planned which will ensure that everyone is able to share their insight and skills with BAARC.

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Calling All Mentors! Spring 2014 Session Planning Underway

Looking for a way to give back to the community — and share your hard-won expertise?  Then, BAARC wants you for our Spring 2014 Mentoring Session.


We have a great group of mentees lined up, but are in need of more mentors to participate.


Time commitment: You will be expected to attend one Group Session per month.  You will also be expected to meet weekly one-on-one with your mentor or mentee, and to complete a few required elements like a Mentoring Agreement, a Matching Application, and a post-program Survey. The time commitment required is approximately 16 weeks.


NEW Spring 2014 Session Dates (all Tuesdays) from 6-7:30pm

  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 13
  • June 10


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Check Out Our New Video!

Benefit Form

From The San Francisco Egotist Ad Blog

“Most people don’t know about the Bay Area Advertising Relief Committee. But you should – especially in today’s uncertain economy. We’ve all been through the massive layoffs (many of us more than once) and we know the unemployment line is just one client loss away. But the folks at BAARC are here to help.” Read the whole story.