Dennis Bair is a former minor league baseball pitcher, and is the founder and Chief Development Officer of The BairFind Foundation. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he is a graduate of Taylor Allderdice High School, and later attended Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe, LA on a baseball scholarship. In 1995, Dennis was drafted by the Chicago Cubs, and he later signed contracts with the Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks. Dennis spent a total of nine seasons in the minor leagues, and retired following several arm surgeries. He was inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame of Western Pennsylvania in 2007, and has served on the board of directors of historic Beth Hamedrash Hagadol – Beth Jacob synagogue in downtown Pittsburgh.
Dennis founded The BairFind Foundation on the belief that more can be done in the search for missing children, and for their families. Inspired by a chance viewing of a missing child documentary in the late 1990s, and by his favorite football player and boyhood hero, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier, Dennis assembled a team of helpers and set out on a lifelong mission to find missing kids. In 2011, Dennis Bair proclaimed The BairFind Foundation as an official 501c3 non-profit organization.
Dennis currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida, and is the pitching coordinator for Florida Baseball Academy in St. Augustine.