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It’s the most wonderful time of the year!


The month of December boasts more major recognitions than any other month, some of which – including Christmas (Dec. 25) and Hanukkah (Dec. 10 – 18 this year) – are religious in nature, while others – such as Kwanzaa (Dec. 26 – Jan. 1) – celebrate specific cultures. A number are focused on giving (National Car Donation Month, Operation Santa Paws, etc.) and some are more obscure (ex: National Eat a Red Apple Day and National Chocolate-covered Anything Day), while some like National Handwashing Week (Dec. 1 – 7) seem particularly relevant for 2020.

At RSM, one of the things we particularly enjoy this time of year is celebrating our Season of Service. A stewardship opportunity that honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, RSM’s Season of Service (which runs through Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January)  is a chance for each of us to serve others by sharing our time, talents and resources throughout the holiday season. Led by our African American and Canadian Excellence (AACE) employee network group, our people from across the U.S. and Canada support the communities where they live and work by volunteering for and/or donating to deserving charitable organizations.  

Regardless of what, or how, you celebrate, December provides a diverse array of opportunities to pause and reflect on what has been a challenging year, given the pandemic, racial tension and economic uncertainty, while providing an opportunity for each of us to recognize holidays that are meaningful to us as we look forward to a New Year.

On behalf of our firm’s culture, diversity and inclusion team, our 12 employee network groups and our 13,000+ people in the U.S. and in Canada, we wish you and yours a happy holiday season, and invite you to join us in celebrating in a way that’s meaningful to you and your loved ones. 

Richard Caturano, National Leader – Culture, Diversity and Inclusion, and
Tracey Walker, National Senior Director of Government Affairs and Culture, Diversity and Inclusion