Top 100 Firm Blumshapiro will partner with Christian Community Action for the eighth consecutive year to provide Thanksgiving Day meals to more than 1,200 families in New Haven, Connecticut.

More than 30 Blumshapiro staff members, their families and guests will assist the CCA in packaging non-perishable food items for distribution to New Haven residents in time for Thanksgiving Day.

“We are fortunate to assist Christian Community Action in their effort to bring a complete Thanksgiving Day meal to the thousands of people they serve in New Haven," stated Thomas DeVitto, chief marketing officer at Blumshapiro. "By providing hands-on support in the packaging of over 1,000 bags of food, Blumshapiro is helping to make a difference in our community at a time of year when giving back is so vital."

“We thank Blumshapiro for their continuing support of our annual campaign," said Rev. Bonita Grubbs, executive director of Christian Community Action, in a statement. "For eight consecutive years they have provided both financial resources and volunteers to help make our Thanksgiving food program so successful. We appreciate Blumshapiro’s commitment as well as that of our other community supporters who all play a vital role in this annual food drive."


Top 100 Firm Marks Paneth has raised $20,000 for Light the Night 2019, a fundraising campaign in which volunteers participate in evening walks to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The firm took part in the fundraiser in Westchester County, New York, on Oct. 26, 2019, in memory of Tony Tempesta, former partner-in-charge of the firm’s Westchester office, who passed away in August 2018. Tempesta was a staunch supporter of Light the Night. The Marks Paneth team named itself "A Mile for Tony," honoring his legacy this year.


MSPC CPAs and Advisors is marking its 75th anniversary by supporting Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation as its charity of choice, making a donation of $10,000. The contribution is a result of a fundraiser at the firm's annual golf outing and anniversary dinner.

The firm is donating its time to CSHF as well, with staff members recently participating in a team-building event wherein they constructed decorations for a luau-themed party for the hospital's patients and their parents. MSPC's internal community services committee plans to volunteer for more CSHF events throughout the year.

“We’re excited to work with an organization that offers so much to kids and their families when they are facing difficult times," stated MSPC managing partner Jon Gagliardi. "Health issues are hard for anyone to deal with and, when it’s a child, it’s especially heartbreaking. What we have seen from Children’s Specialized Hospital is impressive, and we are proud to be able to support their mission."

“We are so grateful for the generosity of the employees at MSPC,” said Sara Mapes, director of sponsorships and engagement at Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation, in a statement. “Partnerships like this are crucial in aiding our foundation in its mission to support services for children with complex physical and mental health needs.”


Top 100 Firm Whitley Penn also recently participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event, this time in Dallas.

Autumn Kraus, a forensic, litigation and valuation partner at the firm, teamed with Whitney Penn’s Dallas office and they together raised $2,465 for the event, surpassing their original goal of $2,000.

“Participating at the Light the Night event was truly an amazing experience as we celebrated and commemorated the lives of those touched by cancer," stated Autumn Kraus. "This event was a great way to impact the communities we serve. Whitley Penn is proud to partner with LLS in taking the steps to fight and hopefully one day cure cancer."