Top 10 Firm CliftonLarsonAllen announced that it raised over $1 million this year for its CLA Foundation's annual Giving Day campaign, held on June 18.

Representing a 66 percent increase over 2018's campaign, the donations will support the local communities the firm serves.

“It is amazing what we have been able to accomplish in such a short amount of time,” stated Jan Kruchoski, board chair of the CLA Foundation. “Our goal from day one was to raise $1 million a year, so we are excited to have not only reached, but surpassed, this milestone.”

Launched in 2015, the CLA Foundation has gone on to provide approximately $2.5 million through its 150 grants to organizations across the country that share the CLA Foundation’s mission of “creating career opportunities through education, employment and entrepreneurship.” Every dollar raised comes from the firm itself. The CLA Foundation’s summer grant recipients will be announced this August.

“CLA is about creating opportunities, and we are ready to support our communities in a bigger way this year,” said CLA CEO Denny Schleper in a statement. “The CLA family worked together to make this happen.”
Houston-based firm McConnell & Jones has announced a partnership with the Boys & Girls Club of America to support young people in local communities.

From July 22 through August 2, 2019, M&J staff members will participate in the firm's first annual School Supply Drive, benefiting local BGCA Clubs across communities in Houston, Dallas, Austin and Washington, D.C. M&J is also planning a future firm-wide day of giving, holiday toy drives, mentoring programs and job shadowing programs.

“We believe that all kids deserve a chance to succeed, which is why we’re thrilled to be aligned with Boys & Girls Clubs and kick off the partnership with a ‘back to school’ campaign that will benefit local clubs,” stated Odysseus Lanier, a partner at McConnell & Jones. “Boys & Girls Clubs of America has enabled young people who are in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We are proud to be a premier partner with this organization.”

“Our collaboration with McConnell & Jones will make a tremendous impact on members,” said Kevin Hattery, president and CEO of Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston, in a statement. “We look forward to the invaluable mentorship and encouragement their team will provide our youth.”