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McGladrey Named One of Americas Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

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CHARLOTTE, NC – RSM McGladrey, Inc., and McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, leading providers of assurance, tax and consulting services under the McGladrey brand, announced today that they were ranked #80 out of the Top 100 2010 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list recently released by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.

Annual rankings for the Best Adoption Friendly Workplaces List are determined by an analysis of a company’s adoption benefits – such as financial reimbursement and paid leave – available to employees. The Foundation compiled results from survey data collected from nearly 500 U.S. employers and partnered with Employee Benefit News, a SourceMedia publication that is the leading source of information for benefits decision makers, to announce the winners.

The firms offer their employees reimbursement for up to $5,000 for adoption-related expenses, and provides up to six weeks of paid time off for adoptive parents. In addition to traditional adoption benefits, the firms offer New Parent Coaching, Coach-on-Call and Employee Assistance programs to help employees and their families adjust to adoption and other life changes. This full range of support for adoptive families landed the firm’s spot on this year’s Adoption-Friendly Workplaces list.

“At McGladrey, we feel it is important to support our employees not only professionally but personally as well, said Teresa Hopke, talent management senior director, at RSM McGladrey. “We are proud to be able to positively impact our employees and their families by offering adoption benefits that assist them as they go through the process of adopting a child.”

According to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, more than 123,000 children are available for adoption in U.S. foster care today. Most will spend nearly four years in the system before they are adopted. The release of the fourth annual Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces List helps the Foundation increase foster care adoption awareness, while celebrating those businesses that support adoptive families. To view all of the honorees, visit www.DaveThomasFoundation.org.

About the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit public charity dedicated to dramatically increasing the adoptions of the more than 150,000 children waiting in North America’s foster care systems. Created by Wendy’s® founder, Dave Thomas, who was adopted, the Foundation implements results-driven national signature programs, foster care adoption awareness initiatives and research-based advocacy efforts. To learn more, visit www.DaveThomasFoundation.org or call 1-800-ASK-DTFA.

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 the McGladrey website at www.mcgladrey.com, join our Facebook fan page at McGladrey News and/or follow us on Twitter @McGladrey.

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