Protiviti holds its U.S. Intern Day of Service; Prager Metis forms its own charitable foundation; and the Rhode Island Society of CPAs holds its annual charity golf tournament.
Top 100 Firm Prager Metis has announced the formation of The Prager Metis Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that will coordinate and support the philanthropic fundraising efforts of the firm.
Former New York City office managing partner Steven Topal will serve as president of the foundation.
“Each year, the firm sees an increase in the number of requests for donations it receives,” stated Topal. “The formation of the Charitable Foundation is an important step in ensuring that we are the best stewards we can be for the monies that are ear-marked for charitable causes and making certain the funds are used for the best possible purposes.”
In addition to its annual fundraising efforts and partnership with the Alzheimer’s Association, Prager Metis will continue to contribute to charitable organizations centered on health and social services, education, economic development, and arts and cultural programs.
“Charitable giving is part of our culture at Prager Metis,” said CEO Glenn Friedman in a statement. “In the words taken from our firm credo: ‘At Prager Metis, we are part of something bigger.’"
More than 230 of Protiviti's college student interns are participating Friday in the firm’s annual U.S. Intern Day of Service. Students will be joined in cities across the country by hundreds of Protiviti staff members, executives, clients and family members.
Interns are volunteering in 23 U.S. cities for a variety of nonprofit organizations, including: Rise Against Hunger (Charlotte); Ronald McDonald House (Pittsburgh); SHARE Food Program (Philadelphia); Food Lifeline (Seattle); and the American Cancer Society – Hope Lodge (Tampa).
This year's projects include:
Atlanta interns and their Protiviti advisors will volunteer with nonprofit organization 100 Black Men of Atlanta to help the Johnson STEM center paint the floor of its robotics lab, providing a space for students to collaborate on extracurricular STEM projects.
Boston interns will serve dinner to guests at Friends of the Homeless Women’s Woods Mullen Shelter.
Los Angeles interns will participate in a trash clean-up of Venice Beach.
New York City interns will join City Meals to deliver meals to the elderly in Manhattan.
Orlando interns will volunteer with nonprofit organization Feet First to build emergency water filtration systems.
Follow the hashtag #ProtivitiCares on social media for updates throughout the day.
RHODE ISLAND SOCIETY OF CPAS
The Rhode Island Society of CPAs held its 28th annual Charity Golf Tournament on July 15 at the Warwick Country Club in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Some 140 golfers — consisting of local CPAs, financial advisers, bankers, lawyers and other professionals — participated in the tournament. Part of the proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Learning Community Public Charter School, which serves nearly 600 students in grades K-8 in the Providence, Pawtucket and Central Falls areas.
“RISCPA thanks everyone who helped make our 28th annual Charity Golf Tournament a huge success,” stated RISCPA president Melissa Travis. "We are deeply appreciative of the generosity of all our sponsors, including our main sponsor, TD Bank. We thank our Social Activities Committee for making this sold-out event such a huge success again this year. Finally, we are most enthused to be able to donate part of our proceeds to the Learning Community School of Central Falls, which is an amazing school serving over 600 students from inner city communities.”