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 – was pleased to recently present a check for more than $4.8 million to the Davis Love Foundation to support charities focused on children and families across the U.S. and in Canada. The funds were raised through RSM’s employee-led Birdies Fore Love campaign and its on-course birdies competition with the PGA TOUR in connection with the 12th annual RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR event that takes place at Sea Island, Georgia each fall.
Through Birdies Fore Love, RSM’s people in the U.S. and in Canada, supported with a generous matching donation from the RSM US Foundation, raise funds to support the foundation’s mission to build tomorrow’s middle market leaders through charitable donations focused on enhancing educational outcomes and the quality of life for children and families.
“Stewardship has been one of RSM’s core values since our firm was founded 95 years ago,” said Doug Opheim, chief financial officer with RSM US LLP and chair of the RSM US Foundation. “My hats off to this year’s RSM Birdies Fore Love co-leaders, Andrew Lynch and Victoria Parks, who harnessed the caring nature of our 13,000 people across the U.S. and Canada, as well as many of our clients who do so much good for so many.”
An on-course Birdies Fore Love program in conjunction with the PGA TOUR was announced in 2018 to recognize and award the top three finishers in total birdies (or better) from all fall TOUR events. This past September, RSM and the PGA TOUR announced a five-year extension of RSM Birdies Fore Love. The program will now continue the on-course birdie competition through the fall portion of the 2025-26 FedEx Cup Regular Season.
“Our people, clients and friends; the PGA TOUR and the Davis Love Foundation have really embraced Birdies Fore Love,” said Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer with RSM US LLP. “It’s heartwarming to see how much good the program does for so many, year after year. I’m humbled to be a part of it.”
Winning players from this year’s RSM Birdies Fore Love program are encouraged to designate the funds to charitable organizations dedicated to building tomorrow’s middle market leaders through programs that support education, as well as organizations committed to improving the lives of youth through a focus on hunger, housing, and health, which aligns with the RSM US Foundation’s areas of focus.
“RSM is a great title sponsor for The RSM Classic, and a tremendous supporter of the Sea Island community,” said Davis Love III, Team RSM Member, 21-time PGA TOUR winner, 2022 U.S. Presidents Cup Team Captain and Sea Island resident. “RSM’s people demonstrate their core values of respect, integrity, teamwork, excellence and stewardship every day. And I’m honored to work with them to help our communities succeed.”
To learn more about RSM’s philanthropic efforts, read the RSM US Foundation Giving Report.
About The RSM Classic
The RSM Classic is an official PGA TOUR event hosted by professional golfer, Davis Love III. The 2021 tournament is being held Nov. 15-21, at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island in Georgia’s Gold Isles. The Davis Love Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, manages and operates the tournament, and has donated more than $22 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.
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