Baird Foundation Annual Report 2018 - Page 7

Jennifer Smith, Private Wealth Management Indianapolis, IN | Back on My Feet Giving to Back on My Feet provides my family the opportunity to give individuals in recovery a second chance at life in a positive and healthy way. In 2018, and for the first time in the firm’s history, Baird Foundation match contributions totaled more than 1 million $ Linda Grant-Smith, Private Wealth Management Nashville, TN | Historic Downtown Centerville As an associate in my first year at Baird, I was proud to support the Historic Downtown Centerville nonprofit‘s efforts to revitalize the Old Courthouse and enrich our town’s heritage. Eileen Gabay, Strategas New York, NY | National Multiple Sclerosis Society My uncle suffered from multiple sclerosis, but inspired me with his vibrant outlook. Baird’s match magnifies the organization’s impact on those with the illness. Cristina Zecena-Hernandez, Equity Capital Markets New York, NY | Evans Scholars Foundation I was fortunate to receive a tuition and housing scholarship from the Evans Scholars Foundation to attend Marquette University and join Baird after graduation, so giving back is incredibly gratifying. Richard Rossi, Fixed Income Capital Markets Charleston, SC | Center for Educational Advancement The CEA helps people with disabilities obtain an education to further their career goals, and Baird’s matching gift helps make dreams a reality. Edmund Murphy, Private Wealth Management Naples, FL | St. Jude Children’s Hospital My family taught me the importance of helping sick children have a stronger chance at recovery, and I’m proud to continue this tradition with my son. 6