2017 RSM Classic Raises More Than $2.3 Million for Charitable Organizations
Grand total surpasses $9 million raised for charity over tournament’s eight years
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 PGA TOUR event hosted by the Davis Love Foundation – is proud to announce that the eighth annual RSM Classic (Nov. 13 – 19, 2017) raised more than $2.3 million for children- and family-focused charitable organizations. This brings the grand contribution total raised through the tournament since its inception in 2010 to more than $9 million. This announcement comes in conjunction with National Golf Day on April 25, which celebrates the game’s nearly $4 billion annual charitable impact.
“It has been our honor to host The RSM Classic for the past eight years,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO of RSM US LLP. “Much like in the game of golf, RSM embraces the values of integrity, teamwork, respect, excellence and stewardship to guide our daily operations. The RSM Classic and Birdies Fore Love provide a platform for our employees, clients and friends around the world to exemplify these core values and give back to our communities, and we’re proud of the contributions they have made.”
Of the more than $2.3 million raised through this past November’s tournament, over $2 million was raised through Birdies Fore Love, the tournament’s giving platform. Of that amount, nearly $1.2 million was raised by RSM employees and clients, and another $500,000 was donated by the RSM US Foundation.
“Through philanthropic efforts such as The RSM Classic and Birdies Fore Love, RSM continues to support the communities where we live and work,” said Doug Opheim, chief financial officer and chairman of the RSM US Foundation. “Our firm, clients and friends all embraced this opportunity to give back to deserving charitable organizations nationwide, and we are honored to support their efforts with matching donations from The RSM US Foundation.”
Charitable dollars raised through The RSM Classic are distributed by the Davis Love Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that manages and operates the tournament. The Foundation was established in 2005 by professional golfer and Team RSM member Davis Love III and his wife Robin. The Foundation contributes to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The Foundation’s mission is to help build a better future for children and their families who are at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.
“Our Foundation is committed to positively impacting children and family charities through the dollars raised by The RSM Classic,” said Davis Love III, 21-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Member of Team RSM, and 2017 World Golf Hall of Fame Inductee. “It is our privilege to continue the PGA TOUR’s tradition of charitable giving. The RSM Classic is the largest fundraiser of our Foundation, and we couldn’t be more excited about the dollars raised in 2017 and the potential for 2018.”
The 2018 RSM Classic is scheduled for Nov. 12 – 18, 2018 at Sea Island, GA.
About The RSM Classic
The RSM Classic is an official PGA TOUR event hosted by professional golfer and 2017 Golf Hall of Fame inductee, Davis Love III. The 2018 tournament will be held November 12-18 at Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island in Georgia’s Golden Isles. The Davis Love Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, manages and operates the tournament and has donated more than $9 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.
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.
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