Baird has announced it will present the Baird Community Involved Player of the Year Award to Brandon Jennings, Point Guard with the Milwaukee Bucks. Steve Booth
, Chief Operating Officer for Baird, will present the award to Jennings at the Wisconsin Sports Awards. The second annual event, which was created to celebrate excellence in high school, college and professional sports in the state, will be held April 18 at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.
Baird selected Jennings because he demonstrates his commitment to the community by actively supporting a wide variety of causes and by regularly participating in charitable events throughout the area. One organization Jennings supports is The House of Peace, which serves individuals and families in Milwaukee’s Central City. Around the holidays, Jennings and teammate Larry Sanders donated and personally distributed 150 turkeys to underprivileged families through that organization. In recognition of his many contributions to the community, Baird Foundation
will donate $5,000 to The House of Peace in Jennings’ name.
“Brandon has been a passionate supporter of The House of Peace, and we are so grateful he has chosen us as his charity of choice,” said Gerri Sheets-Howard, Executive Director of The House of Peace. “This donation will help us provide essential care to impoverished individuals and families in our community. It comes at a much needed time. We need to build up our food pantry for the coming summer months. Our need becomes greater when the children are out of school.”
Other causes Jennings helps support include Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee, Special Olympics Wisconsin, Autism Speaks, and more.
“Baird is pleased to recognize Brandon Jennings and all that he does to make a difference in our community,” Booth said. “This award aligns extremely well with Baird’s culture and our long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities in which our associates live and work, and helping and encouraging others to do the same.”
About House of Peace
The House of Peace
has served the central city since 1968 and assists families and individuals in meeting their spiritual, material, and emotional needs. The House of Peace helps families to remain together and to promote self-sufficiency. It provides food, clothing, and pastoral care to the poor plus houses a medical clinic and legal clinic that serves the same population. The House of Peace is a Capuchin ministry
and is part of the Capuchin Province of St. Joseph, which is headquartered in Detroit, and serves Capuchin ministries worldwide.
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 2,700 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird had more than $99 billion in client assets on Dec. 31, 2012. 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 rwbaird.com