As a trusted, long-term partner for borrowers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, William Blair is committed to helping clients find the optimal solution for their financing needs.


By providing innovative financial structuring and marketing techniques, we have helped not-for-profit organizations across the country overcome the challenges of providing affordable, quality services.

Our bankers have a strong understanding of the complex challenges facing administrators and a keen ability to identify debt management options that will meet our clients’ needs.

We have helped institutions finance a wide range of projects, including administrative and clinical facilities, academic and research buildings, student housing, and athletic facilities. For these projects we have used a variety of financing structures, including taxable and tax-exempt, fixed and variable rate, long term and short term, traditional debt, and lease financings.

Our not-for-profit clients include:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Independent schools
  • Cultural organizations
  • Hospitals and healthcare providers
  • Student, low-income, and senior housing providers
  • Charitable and community service organizations

Spring 2017 News

2017: A Year of Change and Opportunity
William Blair’s Higher Education and Non-Profit Team Looks Forward to Working with You in 2017.

A Brave New World for Munis?
Signals that the Trump administration will make infrastructure spending a top priority and put private capital to work for public benefit will contribute to rising rates.

Is Now the Time to Take Advantage of Low Rates?
During lean financial times the first reaction to both taxpayers and their government officials is to reevaluate budgets in order to achieve costs savings. Typically, “essential” expenses used to fund the community’s core services are separated from “nonessential” expenses.

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