ONE DOWN, 74 TO GOBond Beebe, a CPA and advisory firm with offices in Bethesda, Md., and Alexandria, Va., sent a team of 38 firm volunteers to clean, paint, landscape and do light handyman work at Washington, D.C.-based Bruce

Monroe Elementary School in May as part of the Greater DC Cares' Servathon 2007.

The firm, which was founded in 1932, has pledged to perform 75 community service efforts in the greater Washington area from May 2007 through October 2007, in celebration of its 75th anniversary.

ILLINOIS

RSM McGladrey has teamed up with

DePaul University, Chicago, to offer the school's Master of Science in Taxation degree to its employees through a distance learning format. ... Crowe Chizek and Co. LLC has been named the Best Employer in Ohio in the "small/medium category" by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce.

MASSACHUSETTS

Tofias PC, Cambridge, has been inducted into the Junior Achievement of Eastern Massachusetts 2007 Business Hall of Fame.

NEW YORK

PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York City, has received a Corporate Citizenship Award from Global HR News for its Ulysses Programme, a leadership development initiative that sends partners to developing countries to provide support to social organizations. ... J.H. Cohn LLP, New York City, received an honorable mention in the "marketing communications: professional and/or financial services" category in the Big Apple Awards given by the New York Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

TEXAS

The Houston CPA Society raised $292,475 from its 21st Annual Charity Extravaganza, honoring Reed and Janet Wood. After expenses, the event netted $231,000, making it the society's most successful charity event. $179,000 will be given to 54 students majoring in accounting at eight local universities, while the other $52,000 will go to CPAs Helping Schools, which provides grants and a variety of initiatives to K-12 schools. ... Melton & Melton LLP, Houston, has joined MSI Legal & Accounting Network Worldwide.

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