Giving back in our communities has always been one of Baird's priorities, and it has taken on new urgency as our clients, friends and neighbors struggle with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help support the essential workers putting themselves at risk for the rest of us every day – and the charities serving those in even greater need during this crisis – the firm and Baird Foundation have allocated $500,000 to be deployed through donations in select markets as noted below. The funds will be used to support COVID-19 relief efforts in these areas, many of which have been hit hard by the pandemic.
|The Boston Foundation||MA COVID-19 Relief Fund|
|United Way of Metropolitan Chicago||Chicago Community Covid-19 Response Fund|
|Mile High United Way||Colorado COVID Relief Fund|
|Food Bank of the Rockies||COVID-19 Relief|
|FairShare - Food Bank||COVID-19 Relief|
|National Emergencies Trust (NET)||Coronavirus Appeal|
|Community Foundation of Louisville||COVID-19 Response Fund|
|United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County||COVID19 Urgent Needs Fund|
|Greater Milwaukee Foundation||MKE Responds Fund|
|City Harvest||COVID-19 Relief|
|Northwest Harvest||COVID-19 Hunger Response Fund|
|United Way of King County||COVID-19 Community Relief Fund|
|University of Washington||UW Medicine Covid-19 Response Fund|
|North Texas Food Bank||COVID-19 Relief|
|Texas Medical Center||COVID-19 Relief|
|Tarrant Area Food Bank||COVID-19 Relief|
|Houston Food Bank||COVID-19 Relief|
|The Minneapolis Foundation||OneMPLS|
|Saint Paul & Minnesota Foundation||St. Paul Bridge Fund|
|Second Harvest Heartland||COVID-19 Relief|
Knowing associates in all of our markets may want to help while still abiding by shelter at home requirements, Baird has also increased the limits on matching contributions for individual associates’ charitable donations so they can offer greater support in their own communities during this incredibly challenging time.