United States

2015 RSM Classic Raises More Than $2 Million for Charitable Organizations

Six-year charitable total reaches nearly $5 million



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 event of the PGA TOUR hosted by the Davis Love Foundation – is pleased to announce that the sixth annual RSM Classic (Nov. 19 – 22, 2015) raised $2,054,334 for children- and family-focused charitable organizations. This brings the six-year charitable contribution total from the tournament to $4.8 million.

"Integrity, teamwork, respect, excellence and stewardship are core values shared by RSM and the game of golf,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO for RSM US LLP. “Each year, The RSM Classic provides a platform for our firm, employees, clients and golf enthusiasts around the world to give back to the community through Birdies Fore Love and Youth Day. We are honored to support deserving children- and family-focused charitable organizations through The RSM Classic.”

Of the more than $2 million raised through this past November’s tournament, more than $1.2 million was raised through Birdies Fore Love. Of that amount, more than $700,000 was raised by RSM employees and clients, and another $500,000 was donated by The RSM US Foundation.

"RSM has a rich history of giving back to the communities where our employees live and work," said Chief Financial Officer for RSM US LLP and Chairman of the RSM US Foundation Doug Opheim. “The RSM Classic and Birdies Fore Love provide our employees, clients and friends with additional opportunities to support deserving charitable organizations nationwide, and we are proud to support their efforts with matching donations from The RSM US Foundation.”

Charitable dollars from The RSM Classic are distributed by the Davis Love Foundation (DLF), which was established in 2005 by professional golfer and Team RSM Member Davis Love III and his wife Robin. The DLF contributes to the wellbeing and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The DLF's mission is to help build a better future for families and children who are at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.

"We are committed to positively impacting children- and family-focused charities through the dollars raised by The RSM Classic," said Davis Love III, 21-time winner on the PGA TOUR, and host of The RSM Classic. "It is our privilege to continue the PGA TOUR's tradition of charitable giving."

The 2016 RSM Classic is scheduled for Nov. 14 through Nov. 22, 2016.

About The RSM Classic
The RSM Classic, formerly The McGladrey Classic, is an Official PGA TOUR FedEx Cup Event played on the Seaside and Plantation Courses at Sea Island Golf Club located on St. Simons Island, Georgia. The tournament is hosted by the Davis Love Foundation, which was established by PGA TOUR professional Davis Love III for the purpose of contributing to the wellbeing and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The RSM Classic is named for title sponsor RSM.

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.