More Than 1,250 Volunteers Worldwide Make a Difference During "Baird Gives Back Week"

Event Extends Active Community Involvement of Firm, Associates

MILWAUKEE, June 6, 2013

Baird associates and their family members donated a collective 3,800 volunteer hours May 13-18 to help approximately 100 non-profit organizations world-wide as part of the firm’s annual “Baird Gives Back Week.” The firmwide initiative, which was launched four years ago, included more than 1,250 volunteers from 55 Baird offices in cities such as London, Shanghai, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, 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.

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 2013, associates receive two paid days off to perform volunteer service through the “Baird Cares” program.

“Building on our firm’s long-standing tradition, our associates clearly value and enjoy giving back to the communities in which they live and work,” said Paul E. Purcell, Baird Chairman, President & CEO. “Baird Gives Back Week makes it easy for them to support causes to which they are already devoted or discover a passion they never knew they had.”

About Baird
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 2,800 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird had more than $100 billion in client assets on March 31, 2013. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 14 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2013 – its tenth 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

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Nick Herff
Baird Public Relations
(414) 298-7094