News release

RSM Supports Communities Through Virtual Volunteer Initiative

Nov 23, 2020

Kimberly Bartok, Enterprise Public Relations Leader,, 212.372.1239
Andreia DeVries, Enterprise Public Relations Manager,, 919.645.6821
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RSM Supports Communities Through Virtual Volunteer Initiative

CHICAGO – (November 23, 2020) – RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – recently held its 11th annual RSM US Volunteer Week, during which nearly 2,000 RSM employees and their family members participated in more than 60 volunteer activities across the country and in Canada to give back to their local communities.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, RSM Volunteer Week took a different shape this year. As in-person volunteering events were not possible, RSM committed to two months of virtual volunteering.   

Each year during the firm’s annual volunteer event, RSM’s people, clients, family and friends come together to showcase the firm's core value of stewardship. Supporting 80 charitable organizations this year, RSM’s people and their family members helped their communities virtually by assembling back-to-school backpacks and personal hygiene kits for children; holding grocery drives for local food banks; crafting cards and making masks for frontline workers; and participating in many other activities to help various communities where RSM has offices.

“Giving back to the communities where we live and work has always been important to our people,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO with RSM US LLP. “During unprecedented times, our colleagues and their family members came together once again (albeit virtually this year) to successfully execute our annual volunteer event over the course of two months. We’re honored that we had the opportunity to support these deserving organizations, and are proud of the stewardship our people demonstrate on an ongoing basis and especially during this uniquely challenging year.”

Recognizing RSM’s passion for giving back, the RSM US Foundation’s ‘Dollars for Doers’ program makes Volunteer Week even more rewarding by matching employees’ direct volunteer hours with dollars for charitable organizations whose missions align with the foundation’s mission of building tomorrow's middle market leaders.

“The RSM US Foundation is honored to support our people’s philanthropic efforts,” said Doug Opheim, RSM US chief financial officer and chair of the RSM US Foundation. “By enhancing the time investment that our colleagues make each year through Dollars for Doers, we’re thrilled that we can further amplify our people’s volunteerism and donations.”

To learn more about how RSM supports the community, visit the RSM US Foundation page of the firm's website.


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