Baird Announces Annual 'Baird Gives Back' Event Success
MILWAUKEE – Nov. 10, 2021 – Today, employee-owned Baird shared results from its annual Baird Gives Back Event. This year, 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 1,979 volunteers from over 107 Baird offices in cities such as Chicago, Dallas, Denver, London, Louisville, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Seattle and many more participated in the firmwide event that launched 12 years ago. 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.
“Baird Gives Back exemplifies the deep devotion Baird associates have to their communities,” said Steve Booth, Baird Chairman, President & CEO. "For the past two years, COVID-19 presented challenges to our traditional one-week, May timeframe, but our team pivoted and continued to dedicate themselves to this important initiative. This is The Baird Way, and I’m proud of our associates.”
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. This dedication is a tradition built through the efforts of Baird Foundation, the firm as a whole and the community involvement of Baird associates.
View photos of Baird Associates participating during Baird Gives Back Week:
Putting clients first since 1919, Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, asset management, investment banking/capital markets, and private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Baird has approximately 4,600 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients and more than $385 billion in client assets as of June 30, 2021. Committed to being a great workplace, Baird ranked No. 32 on the 2021 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list – its 18th consecutive year on the list. Baird is the marketing name of Baird Financial Group. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated and Baird Trust Company 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 website at www.rwbaird.com.
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