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 2018 the firm and foundation supported more than 800 organizations through 1,300 charitable grants.

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William Blair Team Wins 2019 MetroSquash Cup

Team William Blair took first place honors at the MetroSquash Cup, an annual fundraising and squash competition that benefits MetroSquash, a nonprofit that supports youth development.
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Spreading Warmth Around the Globe With Annual Coat Drive

William Blair employees collected thousands of coats during the holiday season to distribute to community groups, supporting the homeless, refugees, the elderly and victims of domestic violence.
Jackie Moss

The Power of Community Partnerships

William Blair’s community partnership with MetroSquash and wealth advisor Jackie Moss were featured in the November issue of Chicago’s Making It Better magazine.
Retired U.S. Marine Col. Tom Manion

Veterans’ Alliance Hosts Marine Father, a Gold Star Parent

Retired U.S. Marine Col. Tom Manion, whose son died while rescuing his fellow Marines in Iraq, shared his family’s story and those of other courageous veterans at William Blair’s annual Veterans’ Alliance event.
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Gardening at a Chicago Urban Farm Supports Jobs and Nutrition

William Blair colleagues spent an afternoon on September 21 at an urban farm on Chicago’s South Side to collect produce, plant fall greens and clean gardens after the summer harvest to support the local non-profit Growing Home, a William Blair community partner.