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Top 100 Firm Armanino announced that its Armanino Foundation provided $50,000 in grants to six nonprofit organizations to mark the firm’s 50th anniversary on Dec. 12, 2019.

The Armanino Foundation aditionally launched an endowment campaign, with inaugural gifts from former managing partner Andrew Armanino, CBRE Group and Sunset Development Company.

“Tom Jones and my dad ... founded our firm with two simple, yet lasting goals — to provide a unique level of client service and to create a supportive workplace like no other for their team members,” said Matt Armanino, CEO and managing partner, in a statement. “We pride ourselves on staying true to those goals. And this year, we expanded our firm purpose to include a commitment to giving back to the community. I’m grateful to my brother Andy, CBRE and Sunset Development Company for their support of our efforts to sustain these and many other worthy nonprofits.”

The Armanino Foundation crowdsourced the six grant recipients from its staff members, with over 1,100 votes cast in all. The winning organizations and their grants include:
  • Discovery Cube Orange County, Irvine, California — $10,000
  • 13th Street Cat Rescue, San Jose, California — $10,000
  • Little Tokyo Service Center, Irvine, California — $10,000
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Dallas, Texas — $10,000
  • A Noise Within, Pasadena, California — $5,000
  • Dallas Children’s Theater, Dallas, Texas — $5,000
Top 100 Firm Rea & Associates continued its 16-year "Help Can Hunger" food drive this year, a friendly competition that benefits local nonprofit organizations and food banks.

The food drive, organized and managed by Rea staff members, collected 34,496 pounds of food, marking more than 370,000 pounds of food donated since the program's inception.

The competition urges staff members to collect more pounds of food per employee than other firm offices. Every dollar collected is also counted as two pounds of food. The winning office receives an additional $500 donation from the Rea Foundation, donated to their charity of choice, as well as a Help Can Hunger trophy in their office for the next year.

Rea & Associates’ Zanesville office was deemed the winner of 12 participating offices after collecting 8,874 total pounds of food. Their donation and $500 prize benefitted Christ’s Table, a nonprofit soup kitchen located in Zanesville. Second place (with a $300 donation) and third place (with a $200 donation) were awarded to the Salvation Army of Painesville (Rea's Mentor office) and the Backpack Food Program (Rea's Millersburg office), respectively.

“When you come together as a team, you can accomplish so much," said Scott Moyer, a principal in the Zanesville office, in a statement. "The Help Can Hunger food drive is a testament to the great things that can happen when people pull together for the common good. The Zanesville office may have taken the trophy this year, but the real winners of this competition are our neighbors in need who now have access to the food and resources that were donated to our chosen nonprofits throughout Ohio.”