Milwaukee, June 8, 2018 – Baird associates and their family members donated more than 7,100 volunteer hours to help nearly 150 non-profit organizations as part of the firm’s annual “Baird Gives Back Week,” held from May 14 - 19. The firmwide event, which was launched nine years ago,included 1,795 volunteers from 85 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.
“Giving back to the communities in which we live and work is an essential part of Baird’s culture,” said Steve Booth, Baird President & CEO. “We were honored to work with many tremendous organizations during Baird Gives Back Week this year, and are proud of our associates’ ongoing commitment to volunteer their time and talents.”
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.
Learn more about the firm’s drive to give back in the 2017 Baird Foundation Annual Report.
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has approximately 3,500 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $203 billion in client assets as of Dec. 31, 2017. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 12 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2018 – its 15th consecutive year on the 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 Web site at www.rwbaird.com
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