Bonnie Baer is the daughter of Lt. Colonel Ed and Pat White. Ed White was selected in the second group of astronauts. He was the first American to walk in space and the first person to use a jet propulsion gun to maneuver himself in space while on Gemini 4. Ed was chosen as senior pilot of Apollo 1 and was killed in a launch pad training accident in 1967.
Bonnie has been a supporter of the Astronauts Memorial Foundation since the beginning. Her brother, Ed White II, was one of the first directors. Bonnie is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a degree in business specializing in marketing. After raising two daughters she has been employed by Neiman Marcus since 2004 and was selected to be a personal shopper. She has been awarded for exceptional customer service and is one of the top producers at the flagship Dallas downtown store. Bonnie has served on several boards and has been involved in many fundraising projects. She presently volunteers at North Dallas Shared Ministries filling food baskets for the elderly and sorting clothing donations.