CHICAGO – February 5, 2020 – RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market and title sponsor of The RSM Classic, an official PGA TOUR event hosted by the Davis Love Foundation – is pleased to announce that the 10th RSM Classic (Nov. 18 – 24, 2019) raised $4,603,021.12 for children- and family-focused charitable organizations. This brings the grand total raised for those in need through the tournament since it began in 2010 to more than $17.6 million.
“The RSM Classic provides us with a unique opportunity to further our core value of stewardship, and to give back to the more than 80 communities where our people live and work in North America,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO with RSM US LLP. “Our employees, clients, friends, Team RSM and the PGA TOUR share our focus on building the middle market leaders of tomorrow and supporting children and families in need. We are humbled to be a part of this event and honored to support communities across the country through the tournament.”
“Our nationwide employee-led Birdies Fore Love program makes such a positive impact on the communities where our people live and work,” said Doug Opheim, chief financial officer and chairman of the RSM US Foundation. “Year after year, I’m blown away by what our people do through Birdies Fore Love, our annual Volunteer Week and other initiatives to make their communities better places, and I thank them for their commitment to stewardship.”
One of the new features to The RSM Classic charity program is RSM Birdies Fore Love with the PGA TOUR, which donated more than $1 million to charities supported by three PGA players who recorded the most birdies (or better) during Fall PGA events. The top three players who accumulated the most birdies (or better), concluding with The RSM Classic in November were awarded with $300,000 (Scottie Scheffler), $150,000 (Lanto Griffin) and $50,000 (Denny McCarthy) respectively for charitable donations to their choice of children- and/or family-focused charitable organizations that are helping to build the middle market business leaders of tomorrow.
Charitable dollars raised through The RSM Classic are distributed by the RSM US Foundation and the Davis Love Foundation, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that manages and operates The RSM Classic. The Davis Love Foundation was established in 2005 by professional golfer and Team RSM member Davis Love III and his wife Robin. The Foundation contributes to the wellbeing and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The Foundation’s mission is to help build a better future for children and their families who are at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.
“The PGA TOUR has a long history of charitable giving, and the Davis Love Foundation is honored to be a part of the $3 billion the organization and its tournaments have provided in all-time charitable giving,” said Davis Love III, Team RSM member and RSM Classic tournament host. “We’re thrilled with the amount raised through the tournament in 2019, and look forward to continuing our charitable giving as we celebrate the 11th year of the The RSM Classic and the first year of a new decade. This level of giving is due in large part to the dedication of the Davis Love Foundation staff and our incredible partnership with title sponsor RSM.”
The 2020 RSM Classic is scheduled for Nov. 16 - 22 at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia.
About The RSM Classic
The RSM Classic is an official PGA TOUR event hosted by professional golfer and CBS Sports Commentator, Davis Love III. The 2020 tournament will be held Nov. 16 – 22 at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The Davis Love Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, manages and operates the tournament, and has donated more than $17 million to charities that support children and families in need. For more information about The RSM Classic and the Davis Love Foundation, visit rsmclassic.com.
RSM is the leading provider of professional services to the middle market. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business landscape. Our purpose is to instill confidence in a world of change, empowering our clients and people to realize their full potential.
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