The importance of education was passed on to Velemir Michael Baich, born in 1917, who became a physician/surgeon and practiced in the Bovey/Coleraine area for over 50 years. He and his wife, Dorothy Johnson, had three children, all of whom were also University graduates. "Vicki" or "Doc", as he was affectionately called, was a life-long student himself, taking classes at IJC well into his 70's.
He and Marjorie Drobnick, whom he married in 1956, set up the Baich Foundation in 1997, to support students in the area in their post-high school studies. They also donated emergency medical equipment to the surrounding communities.
Both Vicki and Marjorie have passed away, but their descendants are carrying on in the spirit and tradition to keep the Baich Foundation working to provide scholarships to students in the area of Itasca County and Chisholm.