Baird Foundation Annual Report 2018 | Page 3

Steve Booth President & Chief Executive Officer Paul Purcell Chairman A MESSAGE FROM Steve Booth and Paul Purcell Baird has a long tradition of giving back to our We are proud to support our associates’ communities, and the commitment to making a volunteerism by offering programs such as Baird positive contribution is integral to our culture. As Gives Back Week – a weeklong opportunity to get we celebrate a century of successful collaboration involved in the communities where we live and with the community, we imagine even more ways work – and our Associate Match program, which to inspire significant and lasting change. supports our associates’ personal donations to At Baird, we recognize the importance of strong partnerships. In partnering with various organizations to help those in need, we can the nonprofit organizations of their choice. These programs have grown considerably over the years and continue to flourish. increase our impact in the communities around We look forward to continuing to share our time, us. Likewise, we realize the profound impact our talents and philanthropic contributions long into communities have on us as individuals and as a the future. Coming together as a firm and as a firm. Many of our associates dedicate their time community inspires us to imagine and achieve to hands-on volunteering, serving in leadership more every year. roles on nonprofit boards and providing generous monetary support to causes they believe in. From FORTUNE Magazine, March 2019 ©2019 Fortune Media IP Limited. Used under license. FORTUNE and Fortune Media IP Limited are not affiliated with, and do not endorse products or services of Baird. 2