Baird’s Charleston branch, along with Baird Foundation, have both made generous donations in support of Charleston’s effort to obtain a World Heritage Designation. The Charleston World Heritage Coalition (“CWHC”) is also pleased to announce that Senior Vice President of Baird, Gray Coulton, has been selected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Coalition. CWHC recognizes Gray Coulton’s commitment in helping Charleston become a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“Baird has always taken great pride in forging close community ties, and as a firm we are committed to Charleston”, stated Gray Coulton, Baird Senior Vice President. “Participating in this coalition effort, which we see as highly beneficial to Charleston’s future, is something we are proud to be a part of.”
Charleston World Heritage Coalition is a non-profit whose goal is to put Charleston on the prestigious list of World Heritage Sites, the greatest honor a place can achieve. World Heritage status will enhance the Charleston community intellectually, financially, and spiritually. The city will be a more interesting, exciting, and diverse place as a result of the great people, industries, organizations and institutions that World Heritage status will attract. World Heritage provides an opportunity for greater learning and a higher quality of life for current and future residents of Charleston.
Baird has a long-standing tradition of giving back to the communities in which its associates live and work, both on a corporate and individual level. In 2013, Baird Foundation provided more than $2.9 million in support to charitable organizations.
Baird is an employee-owned, international wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm with offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. Established in 1919, Baird has more than 2,900 associates serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and municipal clients. Baird has more than $100 billion in client assets. Committed to being a great place to work, Baird ranked No. 9 on FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014 – its 11th consecutive year on the list. Baird’s principal operating subsidiaries are Robert W. Baird & Co. in the United States and Robert W. Baird Group Ltd. in Europe. Baird also has an operating subsidiary in Asia supporting Baird’s investment banking and private equity operations. For more information, please visit Baird’s Web site at www.rwbaird.com.