Milwaukee, June 20, 2019 – Baird associates and their family members donated more than 7,800 volunteer hours to help nearly 180 non-profit organizations as part of the firm’s annual "Baird Gives Back Week," held from May 13 - 20. The firmwide event, which was launched ten years ago,included nearly 2,200 volunteers from more than 100 Baird offices in cities such as Shanghai, Denver, Seattle, Milwaukee, Houston, Baltimore and more. Associates across the global financial services firm helped with projects such as preparing and serving food, tutoring and mentoring students, working with seniors, building homes, cleaning up parks, performing indoor/outdoor maintenance, and assisting with event coordination.
"An essential part of Baird’s culture is to give back to the communities in which we operate," said Steve Booth, Baird President & CEO. "We are proud of our associates for volunteering their time and talents throughout the year and during Baird Gives Back Week, and we are honored to support many great non-profits in our communities."
The weeklong event is organized by the Baird Gives Back Associate Resource Group, which consists of associates who share a passion for volunteering. It is an extension of Baird’s commitment to the communities in which its associates live and work, which is core to the firm’s culture and brand. This caring commitment is a tradition built through the efforts of the firm, Baird Foundation and the community involvement of Baird associates. Baird gives its associates two full paid days off annually to volunteer in their communities through the “Baird Cares” program, which many use to participate in Baird Gives Back Week.
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, Baird last month announced a special firm-wide community support initiative called "100 Days of Giving." The program recognizes 100 associates who participated in Baird Gives Back Week with a $1,000 donation to the non-profit organization of their choice. Since May 20, one associate who volunteered during Baird Gives Back Week has been randomly selected each day to win the donation to their charity.
Learn more about the firm’s drive to give back in the 2018 Baird Foundation Annual Report.
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2019, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has approximately 3,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $208 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2018. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 16 on FORTUNE's 2019 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird's website at www.rwbaird.com.
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