Baird Foundation Annual Report 2018 - Page 9

Ascend Baird Gives Back Patriot females at Baird in support of Baird Gives Back and their families. Members the firm’s goal of becoming the demonstrates what it means partnered with Milwaukee employer of choice for women. to lend a helping hand. This firms to host a Veteran Career In 2018, this group participated group hosts a global week Forum to provide opportunities in the Chicago Booth Women of caring that includes over for networking, social media Connect Conference, where 1,700 associates and family branding, resume writing and Baird was a sponsor to help members donating more than interview coaching. create impactful networking 7,100 hours to 149 nonprofit opportunities that accelerate organizations. Ascend seeks to expand leadership opportunities for Patriot supports members of the U.S. military, veterans women’s personal and professional growth. Prism Pulse Spectrum Prism represents multicultural Pulse engages next-gen Spectrum provides Baird’s diversity across the firm. millennials. The group LGBT+ associates and their One of the group’s signature regularly hosts volunteer advocates with a network of initiatives in 2018 was hosting events, and successfully peers and mentors. In 2018, a Conexiones networking event partnered with United Way this group broke its previous at Baird in partnership with for a winter care kit packing fundraising record and raised the Hispanic Professionals event to help those in the local over $12,000 in support of Greater Milwaukee to community. of AIDS Walk Wisconsin, promote career development which provides HIV support, opportunities for diverse prevention and treatment. professionals. 8