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McGladrey Culinary Challenge for Charity to Benefit Boston Area Nonprofits

NEWS RELEASE

December 7th event continues Caturano and Company’s long legacy of philanthropic giving

BOSTON (November 30, 2010) — In one week, the McGladrey Culinary Challenge for Charity will pair seven local renowned chefs with seven charitable organizations to raise funds in support of community-based projects in the Boston area.

Hosted by McGladrey, the challenge will take place during a celebratory evening of community, charity and clients on Tuesday, December 7 at the firm's offices at 80 City Square.

“We wanted to host a major event that gives back to the Boston community as a way to say thank you to our clients and to show we will continue our legacy of philanthropic giving under our new McGladrey name,” said Richard J. Caturano, the firm's Boston office managing partner and former head of Caturano and Company.

Caturano and Company recently merged with RSM McGladrey, Inc. and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, which are leading providers of assurance, tax and consulting in the U.S. operating under the McGladrey brand.

One hundred percent of the gross proceeds from the evening’s donations will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, The Genesis Fund, Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, The Jewish National Fund, The Lenny Zakim Fund, Boston Police Activities League and Special Olympics.

The event will boast the culinary talents and edible delights of these celebrated local chefs:

  • Anthony Caturano, Prezza
  • Chris Damian, Legendary Restaurant Group
  • Dante deMagistris, Restaurant dante
  • Frank McClelland, L’Espalier
  • Jeff Nace, Neptune Oyster
  • Jason Santos, Gargoyles on the Square
  • Lydia Shire, Towne

As part of the Culinary Challenge, local well-known media personalities will be paired up with the chefs/charities as "Sous-chefs", acting as ambassadors to garner votes for their respective team. The chef/charity/media personality team with the most votes at the end of the evening has the opportunity to receive an additional donation from the McGladrey New England Charitable Foundation, an employee-managed foundation which gives the firms’ employees a unique opportunity to work as a team, to share their time and to support their communities.

“Through fundraising initiatives and employee-run events, the McGladrey New England Charitable Foundation, formerly the Caturano and Company Foundation, has a longstanding tradition of raising more than $200,000 each year to support Boston causes,” said Caturano. “McGladrey and Caturano and Company share a common vision, philosophy and commitment to exceptional client service as well as an unwavering commitment to the communities in which we work and live.”

A limited number of tickets remain available with a minimum $75 suggested tax-deductible donation to the McGladrey New England Charitable Foundation.

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About McGladrey
McGladrey is the brand under which RSM McGladrey, Inc., and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, serve clients’ business needs. Together, they rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of assurance, tax and consulting services, with 7,000 professionals and associates in nearly 90 offices. The two firms operate as separate legal entities in an alternative practice structure. McGladrey & Pullen is a licensed CPA firm that provides assurance services. RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing tax and consulting services. Both firms are members of RSM International, the sixth largest global network of independent accounting, tax and consulting firms. For more information, visit our Face book fan page at McGladrey News and/or follow us on Twitter @McGladrey.

About the McGladrey New England Charitable Foundation
The McGladrey New England Charitable Foundation gives RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen employees a unique opportunity to work as a team, to share their time and to support the communities in which they live and work. The Foundation is completely managed by the firms’ employees, who elect to support charitable organizations and social causes that are important to them. The Foundation, formerly named Caturano and Company Foundation, is primarily funded by employee contributions. Through fundraising initiatives and employee-run events, the Foundation raises more than $200,000 each year to support community-based projects and charitable organizations in the New England area.