Who We Are

Community Involvement


Baird is a firm made up of people who believe deeply in giving back in meaningful ways to the communities where we live and work.

Our firm has embraced a strong tradition of leadership in supporting philanthropic programs through workplace giving, individual donations, volunteer efforts and support from Baird Foundation which provides support to charitable organizations and involves the support of many associates who volunteer for a variety of causes, often in a leadership capacity. Baird associates also generously support community campaigns and causes including United Way and the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF).

Baird is proud of the way our associates give generously of their time, talents, energy and money at virtually every opportunity. And we are committed to providing them with the opportunities and resources to continue to do so.

In addition to direct support of many educational, artistic and philanthropic programs, Baird Foundation’s Matching Gift Program provides matching contributions to charities our employees support. Additionally, as part of our Baird Cares program, employees are encouraged to take a paid day of leave from work to volunteer in their communities.

Baird has a long tradition of giving back to the communities in which our associates live and work. Many Baird associates team up during Baird Gives Back Week, an event held annually in the spring, to help with projects such as preparing and serving food, tutoring students, working with seniors, building homes, and cleaning up parks. Baird supports and recognizes associates’ passion for giving in various ways, including:

  • “Baird Cares” provides associates with an extra paid day off each year to volunteer in their communities.
  • Baird Foundation’s Charitable Gift Matching Program matches a portion of Baird associates’ nonprofit contributions.
  • The Brenton H. Rupple Citizenship Award, named for a former Baird chairman, is presented annually to an associate who makes outstanding contributions to civic, charitable and academic organizations.