Community Engagement

William Blair is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago and, together with its strategic partners, operates 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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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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Time for Donors to Act on Year-End Giving to Nonprofits Before Tax Law Changes in 2018

Nonprofit organizations from colleges and universities to museums and social aid agencies are bracing for big changes in how they fund themselves and operate next year under the landmark tax law passed by Congress on December 20 and going into effect on January 1, 2018.
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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.
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Dave Coolidge and Laura Coy Talk About Community Engagement at William Blair

Community engagement, a William Blair tradition, was featured in the November issue of Chicago’s Making It Better magazine.