Baird Receives Corporate Partner Award
An employee-owned international financial services firm, Baird has deep connections to UWM. More than 200 UWM alumni are currently employed there, including several dozen managing directors and directors. UWM students represent nearly a quarter of Baird’s interns, and roughly a third of these interns are hired on full time.
Baird leaders volunteer on the Lubar School of Business’s Investment Management Certificate Program Advisory Council, Business Advisory Council, and the Baird Mentoring Circles Program. In 2016, associates from Baird gave $1 million of working capital for students to practice managing portfolios. The company has a strong Panthers@Work alumni group and regularly participates in the Panther Prowl 5K Run/Walk, helping to raise money for UWM student scholarships. Baird received the corporate partner award at the 2018 UWM Alumni Association Awards Evening held October 12.