Our firm has a long tradition of community involvement. We are proud to support our associates’ passion for service by matching individual donations, hosting workplace giving programs, backing deserving causes through Baird Foundation and supporting their individual volunteer efforts.

Many of our associates team up during Baird Gives Back Week, an associate-organized series of volunteering events in communities across the globe. Held annually since 2009, the event unites Baird associates, relatives and friends on three continents.

A closer look at our 2020 Baird Gives Back Week.

Giving back took on new urgency in 2020. To support essential workers and charities in need, we donated to COVID-19 relief efforts in select markets, including food banks, disaster relief and community support organizations, and doubled associate match dollars available to our associates to amplify their personal donations. In 2020, Baird Foundation contributed more than $5.2 million to qualified nonprofits, including more than $2.3 million to match our associates’ charitable donations.

In a first for Baird, we hosted a virtual Baird Gives Back Week due to COVID-19. Our associates organized creative, socially distant activities to create safe opportunities for volunteerism. Hundreds of associates and family members participated across more than 130 of Baird’s global locations, including our U.K., Germany and China offices.

Photograph of two Sarasota associates at All Faiths Food Bank

130  PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS

$5.2+  MILLION DONATED IN 2020

Photograph of Baird associates from their neighborhoods participating in a walk-a-thon