United States

RSM Joins the Pledge 1% Movement, Commits to Integrated Philanthropy

1% of profits will be dedicated to improving communities

NEWS RELEASE

CHICAGO,

RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market – announced today that it has joined Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Spearheaded by Atlassiian, Rally, Salesforce and Tides, Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, equity, profit or employee time to improve communities around the world.

RSM is joining an impressive network of entrepreneurs and companies across the globe including Yelp, DocuSign and others that have committed to philanthropic efforts through the Pledge 1% movement. By pledging 1% of its profits, RSM is demonstrating a commitment to philanthropic leadership.

“Stewardship – or leaving things better than we find them – is one of our core values here at RSM, and has been since our firm was founded in 1926,” said Doug Opheim, chief operating officer with RSM US LLP and chair of the RSM US Foundation. “The RSM US Foundation is dedicated to building tomorrow’s middle market business leaders by enhancing educational outcomes and by supporting organizations committed to providing stable environments for youth in the areas of hunger, housing and health. We are honored to be able to do this in part by leveraging a portion of our firm’s success to support nonprofits in the communities where our people live and work across the U.S. and in Canada through Pledge 1%.” 

“We are incredibly excited that RSM has taken the pledge,” said Amy Lesnick, chief executive of Pledge 1%. “RSM can play a pivotal role in building this movement and promoting a new normal in which all companies – big and small – integrate giving back as a core value in their business.”

About Pledge 1%
Pledge 1% is an effort spearheaded by Atlassian, Rally, Salesforce and Tides to accelerate their shared vision around integrating philanthropy into businesses around the world. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, profit, product and/or employee time for their communities, because pledging a small portion of future success can have a huge impact on tomorrow. Pledge 1% offers companies turnkey tools and best practices, making it accessible for any company to incorporate philanthropy into their business model. To learn more or to take the pledge, please visit www.pledge1percent.org.

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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.