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, 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 Baird Gives Back 2024

In 2024, associates donated nearly 6,500 volunteer hours to help support non-profit organizations and individuals across the firm’s global footprint.

From May 13-18, more than 1,900 volunteers from over 100 Baird offices in cities such as Milwaukee, Louisville, Frankfurt, Chicago, Sarasota, London, Pittsburgh and many more participated in the firmwide event that launched 15 years ago. Associates helped with community-bettering projects, such as preparing and serving food, tutoring and mentoring students, walking and playing with shelter animals, working with seniors and cleaning up parks, riverbeds, gardens, and more.

The event is organized each year by the Baird Gives Back Associate Resource Group (ARG), which is comprised of Baird associates who share a passion for volunteering. The ARG's mission is to broaden and deepen associates' involvement in volunteer opportunities, career networking and advancement activities in their local communities. It 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 and brand.