Firms giving back: PwC's mobile trivia game donates $100K to nonprofits

PwC's "PowerUp Trivia" mobile game donates $100K to nonprofits; Sax LLP raises more than $106K through its annual charity run; Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander helps the YMCA of Central Maryland; and other charitable initiatives from firms across the country.

Central Pennsylvania-based firm Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz’s 2019 Indoor Better Ball Mini-Golf Tournament raised a record $3,674 to benefit the United Way of the Capital Region.

The 18-hole indoor mini-golf tournament was held on Oct. 29, 2019, at the firm's Camp Hill office. Twenty-three teams and more than 90 players participated in the eighth annual event.

“We are honored to have been able to facilitate raising over $3,600 to benefit the United Way, which addresses our community’s most pressing needs and saves lives,” said Ken Wolfe, president and managing partner of BSSF, in a statement. “We are so grateful to the BSSF team members, the players and the sponsors who gave generously and made this record-breaking year possible.”

Organizations participated by making donations to register players or sponsor a certain hole. Players could also purchase mulligans for a $5 donation.

Additional donations were also raised through an auction of several signed sports memorabilia items donated by Terry Davis, president and CEO of Keystone Correctional Services Inc.
PwC's weekly PowerUp Trivia — a live, mobile app trivia game that quizzes professionals' know-how while giving them a chance to win small amounts of money — has turned its attention to nonprofits this week.

This week's PowerUp Trivia, featuring nearly 4,000 players, will benefit students from underrepresented communities. Donations this week include:
  • $50,000 for winning teams and individuals to donate to the organization of their choice through PwC's giving site.
  • $25,000 to Black Girls Code, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of women of color in STEM fields.
  • $25,000 to Mouse, a national youth development nonprofit.

As part of the YMCA of Central Maryland’s Annual Giving Tree Drive, Towson, Maryland-based firm Rosen, Sapperstein & Friedlander helped 48 children in need for the holidays by providing clothing and toys. Each child will receive three pieces of clothing and two toys.

The YMCA of Central Maryland is dedicated to programs and services that support children and families experiencing financial hardships.

“RS&F is committed to giving back to the communities we serve,” said co-managing partner Jeffrey Rosen in a statement. “All year long, we support and encourage our entire team to be actively involved in charitable organizations and causes that are important to them. This effort is particularly meaningful because it will make the holiday season special for so many children.”
Clifton, New Jersey-based firm Sax announced that over $106,000 was raised through its eighth annual 4 Miler charity run/walk, held at Garret Mountain in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

The event benefited St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital and its Child Life Department in Paterson, New Jersey. The Child Life Department offers holistic therapies to its patients, including art therapy, animal-assisted therapy and horticultural therapy.

The Oct. 5, 2019, event saw more than 450 participants and volunteers in attendance. The firm’s philanthropic arm, the Sax Charitable Foundation, absorbed all costs for the event so that all proceeds benefited the Child Life Department. The 4 Miler has now raised over $535,000 for the Child Life Department since the program's inception in 2012.