MILWAUKEE, June 9, 2015
Baird associates and their family members donated more than 4,800 volunteer hours to help nearly 100 non-profit organizations as part of the firm’s annual “Baird Gives Back Week,” held from May 11-16. The firmwide event, which was launched six
years ago, included more than 1,350 volunteers from 60 Baird offices in cities such as Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, London, Milwaukee, Portland, Ore., San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai and the Twin Cities. Associates across the international financial services firm helped with projects such as preparing and serving food, teaching and mentoring children, working with seniors, cleaning up cities and parks, building homes and performing indoor and outdoor maintenance.
“Baird associates are so passionate about lending a hand to others and improving their communities, and we are honored to have people like that throughout our organization,” said Paul E. Purcell, Baird Chairman & CEO. “Baird Gives Back Week was created to foster that commitment to making a difference, and their participation has been nothing short of extraordinary.”
Organized by the Baird Gives Back Associate Resource Group, which consists of associates who share a passion for volunteering, the weeklong event 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. This caring commitment is a tradition built through the efforts of the firm, Baird Foundation and the community involvement of Baird associates. In 2015, associates receive two paid days off to perform volunteer service through the “Baird Cares” program. Learn more about the firm’s drive to give back in Baird Foundation’s 2014 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 more than 3,100 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $145 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE's 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2015 – its 12th consecutive year on the list. Baird's principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. 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 rwbaird.com.
For additional information, contact:
Nick Herff, Baird Public Relations