Community involvement is part of the Baird culture—we are encouraged to maintain a balance between home, community, and work. Baird associates are encouraged to organize and participate in fund-raising events for many causes, including education, health and human services, and the arts.

Since Baird opened its doors in 1919, we have acted on our commitment to give back to the communities we serve.




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The La Crosse Office volunteered at the Freedom Honor Flight in La Crosse


Veterans' Honor Flight

La Crosse Baird celebrates “Baird Gives Back Day” assisting with the Veterans’ Honor Flight


Additionally, Baird employees take part in the annual “Baird Gives Back Week.” During this week, Baird provides its employees with paid hours to volunteer at Baird’s selected nonprofit organization.

This year:
•More than 1,500 associates and family members took part in Baird Gives Back Week
•60 different Baird locations participated
•Together, they donated more than 4000 hours (167 days) of time!
•By doing this, Baird was able to help nearly 100 non profit organizations

For more information on Baird Gives Back week, click here.



“The continued growth and success of Baird Gives Back Week truly reflects Baird's long-time commitment to giving back to our communities," said Paul Purcell, Baird Chairman and CEO. Steve Booth, Baird President & Chief Operating Officer, echoed that sentiment: "Our associates demonstrate a remarkable drive for helping others, and I am incredibly proud of their dedication to supporting charitable organizations and furthering the causes they believe in."


"Volunteering is always a rewarding experience, but working alongside your peers to support an organization and contribute to its mission is truly special," Kimberly Thekan, Directory of Talent Acquisition & Integration, said. "I am proud that the strong participation of our Private Wealth management business continues to drive the growth and success of Baird Gives Back Week."