Here are some examples of The Zuleger Kendall Group living out its WHY to INSPIRE: Positivity, Compassion, Generosity, Confidence.Baird Gives Back
Baird has a long tradition of giving back to the communities in which our associates live and work. Many Baird associates team up during Baird Gives Back Week, an event held annually in the spring, to help with projects such as preparing and serving food, tutoring students, working with seniors, building homes, and cleaning up parks. Baird supports and recognizes associates' passion for giving in various ways, including:
- Providing associates with an extra paid day off each year to volunteer in their communities.
- Baird Foundation's Charitable Gift Matching Program matches a portion of Baird associates' nonprofit contributions.
This year the Fox Valley branch assisted at local Gordon Bubolz Nature Preserve to transport wood and clear trails.Memorial Day Run
The Zuleger Kendall Group participates in an annual Memorial Day Honor Run with friends in the Fox Valley to honor Wisconsin’s fallen service members. Collectively the group runs more than 123 miles through the Fox Valley with each mile representing one of the 123 Wisconsin service members killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Individual flags bearing the names of each service member killed are placed along the routes in commemoration of their ultimate sacrifice and for other community members to see. It’s a special event the team looks forward to participate in each year to remember those who gave their lives for our country.
My Team Triumph
With my TEAM TRIUMPH, disabled participants get to do it all! They will “Captain” a team of “Angels” through an entire race guaranteeing them their moment of glory as they cross that finish line that so many of us take for granted. Jim has been a participant with My Team Triumph since 2014. Captain Mason & Captain Tim with their Fox Cities Half Marathon Angels pictured below.
Junior Achievement (JA)
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. Through a dedicated volunteer network, JA provides in-school and after-school programs for students which focus on three key content areas: entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness. The goal is to teach concepts through experiential learning, allowing young people to put their new knowledge and skills into practice. Preston volunteer teaches 3 different grade levels per year at Holy Spirit School in Appleton.
Zuleger Kendall Group, Sponsorships
Although it looks like fun and games, Jim and Preston, are passionate about putting their clubs to work in support carefully chosen programs aligned with the team’s family oriented focus.
- Heaven’s Touch
- Lourdes Academy “Tee It Up for Kids”
- Valley Kids Foundation
- Xavier Booster Club
- St. Elizabeth’s Women's Foundation
- Midday Women’s Alliance
- United Way
Baird’s Annual “Shred It” Event
Each year Baird hosts a free “Shred It” event to assist our clients in shredding personal documents, financial information, and the disposal of electronic items to protect their personal information as well as Baird’s commitment to limit our effect to the environment. Less than 1% of all electronic recycled items (TV’s, laptops, monitors, etc.) end up in the landfill as a free service to all our existing clients and their families.