RSM Supports Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Donates $200,000 for Workforce Readiness
RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax, and consulting services focused on the middle market – and Boys & Girls Clubs of America are pleased to announce an agreement whereby RSM will support the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a $200,000 donation and by helping implement the non-profit’s Workforce Readiness strategy to help young people build the skills they need to succeed after high school with pilot programs in Chicago, IL; Orlando, FL, Washington, DC and Irvine, CA beginning this fall.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s focus on Workforce Readiness for kids and teens helps prepare youth for success in their careers and lives. Local Clubs provide experiences and opportunities for youth to learn and practice life skills such as resume writing and interviewing, and build essential skills such as teamwork, collaboration and problem solving.
“Thank you to RSM and its employees for supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America as we continue our commitment to offering youth the resources they need to reach their full potential,” said Chad Royal-Pascoe, acting senior vice president, resource development for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “It is through partnerships like this that we are able to fuel programs, experience and opportunities that empower young people to meet the workforce challenges of tomorrow.”
“In keeping with RSM’s focus on stewardship, our Generations employee network group uses funds they raise during Mentor Awareness Month each January to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and the RSM US Foundation has proudly matched those funds,” said Doug Opheim, chief financial officer with RSM US LLP and chairman of the RSM US Foundation. "We’ve also supported Boys & Girls Clubs through our Birdies Fore Love program, Volunteer Week and other initiatives. Their Workforce Readiness strategy and programs are keenly aligned with the RSM US Foundation’s mission of building tomorrow’s middle market leaders by enhancing educational outcomes and supporting organizations committed to providing stable environments for youth. It is our honor to work with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help youth identify career paths for bright, successful futures.”
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has provided a safe place for kids and teens to learn and grow. Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles. More than 4,700 Clubs serve over 4.6 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
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