RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – was pleased to present a check for $150,000 to establish the Peter A.S. Pfeiffer Scholarship for Courage with Folds of Honor on the 18th green at The RSM Classic during the Folds of Honor Million Dollar Challenge.
The scholarship is named in honor of RSM business developer Peter A.S. Pfeiffer – a veteran, the inaugural leader of RSM’s Stars & Stripes employee network group and founder of RSM’s scholarship and mentoring program with Folds of Honor, a national nonprofit organization focused on providing educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members.
Following Pfeiffer’s diagnosis with a rare and terminal cancer earlier this year, RSM worked with Folds of Honor to endow a scholarship in honor of Pfeiffer’s passion for the firm, veterans and their families, and giving back to others. RSM partners and employees donated nearly $75,000 to support the scholarship and the RSM US Foundation provided matching funds, for a grand total of $150,000.
“I’m very grateful and appreciative for all the support I’ve received from RSM and my colleagues,” said Pfeiffer. “Your legacy in what you do for others is what you should be known for, and I am honored that so many have come together to fund this scholarship that will benefit families of our veterans for many years to come.”
“We are humbled by the leadership, dedication and grace Pete displays every day at RSM and with our clients,” said Doug Opheim, chief financial officer with RSM US LLP and chairman of the RSM US Foundation. “Pete is an inspiration to so many at RSM, and we are grateful to honor his stewardship with a scholarship in his name.”
The Folds of Honor Million Dollar Challenge has become a much-anticipated event at The RSM Classic, and it presented a unique opportunity to publicly honor Pfeiffer and his family.
“RSM is proud to support Folds of Honor and Pete and his family,” said Bill Gorman, chief operating officer with RSM US LLP. “Having grown up in a military family myself, I appreciate the love of country and the sacrifices of all those who serve. Our Stars & Stripes employee network group, along with the rest of our nearly 10,000 people nationwide, are humbled to be able to support the families of those who have been injured or lost their lives while serving our country and honored to now do that in the name of our dear colleague Pete.”
“We are honored to carry on Pete’s legacy by supporting the education of our military families,” said Folds of Honor CEO and Founder Major Dan Rooney. “The amazing support of RSM partners, principals and employees is a testament to Pete’s leadership. It’s because of great patriots like RSM’s people that we can continue our mission to honor their sacrifice by educating their legacy. Thank you, RSM, for your continued support and for leaving no military family behind!”
In addition to the newly established Peter A.S. Pfeiffer Scholarship for Courage, RSM supports four additional annual scholarships through Folds of Honor.
To learn more about RSM’s philanthropic efforts, visit the Community page of our website.
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