MILWAUKEE, June 9, 2014 – Baird associates and their family members donated a collective 4,000 volunteer hours to help nearly 100 non-profit organizations as part of the firm’s annual “Baird Gives Back Week” held May 12-17. The firmwide initiative, which was launched five years ago, included more than 1,500 volunteers from 60 Baird offices in cities such as Charlotte, N.C., Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Portland, Ore., San Francisco, 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/outdoor maintenance – view photos here.
“Baird associates around the world have an incredible drive to give back to their communities, and I am so proud of that commitment,” said Paul E. Purcell, Baird Chairman & CEO. “Baird Gives Back Week was created as a way to help fuel their passion for helping others, and their collective efforts this year were remarkable.”
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 2014, associates receive two paid days off to perform volunteer service through the “Baird Cares” program.
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 2,900 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $100 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 9 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014 – its 11th 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 Web site at rwbaird.com.
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