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RSM US Foundation Awards Power of Inclusion Scholarships

Supporting students from underrepresented populations, scholarships honor RSM’s first chief diversity officer

Jun 08, 2022

Kimberly Bartok, National Public Relations Leader, kim.bartok@rsmus.com, 212.372.1239
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RSM US Foundation Awards Power of Inclusion Scholarships

Supporting students from underrepresented populations, scholarships honor RSM’s first chief diversity officer

CHICAGO – (June 8, 2022) – RSM US LLP (RSM) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to announce that the RSM US Foundation has selected two students to receive $10,000 scholarships each and invitations to participate in an RSM information session.

Honoring Richard Caturano, RSM’s first chief diversity officer, the Power of Inclusion Scholarship program supports students from underrepresented populations who are pursuing educations in accounting, business or technology. Caturano served as the 100th chair of the American Institute of CPAs and helped establish the organization’s National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion. Through his role with the AICPA, he inspired CPA firms across the country to add diversity and inclusion as a top strategic priority, and he has delivered the message about the importance of diversity and inclusion to tens of thousands of professionals and business leaders.

This year’s RSM Power of Inclusion Scholarship recipients are:

Name

School

Major

Tiary Gonzalez

Bentley University

Finance

Jason Kwok

University of California, Irvine

Business Administration

Note: This program is open to Power Your Education scholarship applicants who are legal residents of the 50 states and Washington, DC, who are at least 18 years old as of the date of application

“The mission of the RSM US Foundation is to help build tomorrow’s middle market leaders, and we do that in part through our various scholarship programs,” said Doug Opheim, chief financial officer with RSM US LLP and chair of the RSM US Foundation. “We are honored to be able to help Tiary and Jason achieve their educational goals through our Power of Inclusion Scholarship program, and we look forward to hearing about all of the great things they will accomplish in their educations and in their future careers.”    

In addition to the Power of Inclusion and other scholarships and university giving initiatives, RSM and the RSM US Foundation support communities across the country and in Canada where its people live and work through:

  • Annual Volunteer Event – Established in 2010, the annual RSM Volunteer Event demonstrates our commitment to giving our time in the communities where our people live and work. In 2021, 4,252 RSM people, friends and family members participated in more than 100 virtual and in-person volunteer activities across the country and in Canada to give back to their local communities. Supporting 91 charitable organizations, volunteer activities included assembling back-to-school backpacks, packing meals for those in need, landscaping at local schools, creating pickleball courts at Boys and Girls Clubs and other activities
  • Birdies Fore Love – RSM partners with the Davis Love Foundation – host organization for The RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR event – on Birdies Fore Love. Through this program, each RSM office selects a local charity that supports youth in the areas of hunger, housing or health. Each charity benefits from the funds raised locally by employees clients, family and friends. With a generous match from the RSM US Foundation, we were able to give more than $5.5 million to deserving charities in 2021, bringing the grand total raised for those in need through the tournament since its inception to $28,869,523.  

To learn more about the RSM US Foundation, visit RSM’s website.

About the RSM US Foundation
In 2014, RSM laid the footings of a giving strategy designed to be compelling to our people, our clients and our markets, while enhancing our longstanding support of the communities where our employees live and work. The result is the RSM US Foundation. A tax-exempt public charity, our firm’s foundation is dedicated to building tomorrow’s middle market leaders by enhancing educational outcomes through programs to help individuals develop career paths to become entrepreneurs or middle market business leaders, and to supporting organizations committed to providing stable environments for youth in the areas of hunger, housing and health, thereby helping them excel in education.


About RSM US LLP

RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. 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 environment.

RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with 51,000 people across 123 countries. For more information, visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.