Community Engagement

William Blair is a premier global boutique with expertise in investment banking, investment management, and private wealth management. We provide advisory services, strategies, and solutions to meet our clients’ evolving needs. As an independent and employee-owned firm, together with our strategic partners, we operate in more than 20 offices worldwide.*

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We are committed to being a long-term partner to the communities in which we live and work. This is a legacy we inherited from our founder more than 80 years ago and proudly continue today. William Blair and its foundation provide financial support to hundreds of charities every year through its grants, sponsorships, and employee matching gifts program. We are also proud to support our signature Community Partners program, through which we provide meaningful financial support and volunteerism. Our current Community Partners are MAPSCorps and MetroSquash. Around the world, employees are active in their communities supporting food banks, environmental programs, and educational organizations. In 2017, $2.4 million was invested by the firm and its foundation to support more than 500 charitable organizations.

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Bunker Labs Presents William Blair with 2018 Bunker Builder Award

William Blair was presented the 2018 Bunker Builder award by Bunker Labs, an entrepreneurial hub for military veterans, to honor the firm’s leadership in helping vets start their own businesses.
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William Blair Kicks Off Community Partners Program

William Blair kicks off its 2018-2019 Community Partners program in March with Chicago nonprofits MetroSquash and MAPSCorps to support youth development and community services.
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Black History Month Celebration

In honor of Black History Month, William Blair celebrated diversity, equality and inclusion with members of the Chicago Sinfonietta.
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William Blair Spreads the Warmth Supporting Coat Drives Across the Globe

William Blair supports coat drives in London, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Boston this holiday season.