RSM McGladrey employees support Haiti relief efforts
Employee donations reflect firm’s focus on giving back to the community
CHARLOTTE, NC – Employees of RSM McGladrey, one of the nation’s leading accounting, tax and business consulting firms, recently raised more than $30,000 and donated hundreds of assorted items for Haiti relief efforts, following the country’s devastating January 12 earthquake.
In addition to a corporate contribution to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, several of RSM McGladrey’s offices from across the nation launched grass-roots campaigns to raise funds and collect needed items for the earthquake victims. Casual Fridays and “jeans days” were popular fundraisers for the firm’s Mid-Atlantic, Florida, Southern New England and New York economic units and the firm’s Great Plains region, where employees donated more than $4,400.
In Southern New England, employees raised more than $3,500 for Save the Children, a nonprofit whose mission is to create lasing, positive change in the lives of children in need. The New York and California economic units also pledged to match contributions from employees. New York raised more than $9,000 for UNICEF, and California, together with McGladrey Capital Markets, raised $12,300 for the American Red Cross.
In California, employees from three RSM McGladrey offices collected approximately 300 pairs of shoes for Soles4Souls, an organization that provides footwear to people in need. In Dallas, Texas, employees collected personal care items and baby products; while in Bloomington, Minnesota, employees supported Feed My Starving Children, a local nonprofit with an existing Haitian network that allowed it to provide immediate relief. Employees raised more than $2,000, including a $1,000 company match. They also packaged meals and other food destined for Haiti.
“Giving back to the community has been a long-standing tradition at RSM McGladrey,” said RSM McGladrey President C.E. Andrews. “Our employees supported relief efforts following New Orleans’ Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Iowa floods in 2008, and they have supported U.S. troops over the holidays for years. We are proud of our employees’ generosity and of their unwavering commitment to help make the world a better place.”
About RSM McGladrey
RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing accounting, tax and business consulting. RSM McGladrey operates in an alternative practice structure with McGladrey & Pullen LLP, a partner-owned CPA firm that delivers audit and attest services. Through separate and independent legal entities, they work together to serve clients’ business needs. Together, the companies rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services (source: Accounting Today), with 7,000 professionals and associates in nearly 90 offices. RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen LLP are member firms of RSM International, an affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms.