2021 Baird Gives Back Week
At Baird, we believe giving back isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s at the core of what it means to call a community home.
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 2021
In 2021, associates donated nearly 6,000 volunteer hours over the two-week event to help support non-profit organizations and individuals across the firm’s global footprint.
From October 4-15, more than 1,900 volunteers from 107 Baird offices in cities such as Chicago, Dallas, Denver, London, Louisville, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle and many more participated in the firmwide event. Associates helped with remote and in-person projects, such as preparing and serving food, tutoring and mentoring students, working with seniors, building homes, 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.