Firms giving back: Baker Tilly grants nonprofit 'Wishes'

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Baker Tilly holds second annual 'Wishes' campaign for nonprofits

Top 15 Firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause has announced the nonprofit recipients of its second annual Wishes campaign. This year's recipients include the Stano Foundation, Macmillan Cancer Support, St. Madeleine – Sophie’s Center, Alzheimer's Association: Greater Pennsylvania Chapter–Harrisburg Office and Calvary Women’s Services.

The Wishes campaign is part of the firm’s annual holiday giving program, in which the firm provides staff members with gift cards to donate to a charity of their choosing. Baker Tilly team members were also asked to nominate causes they are passionate about via an application process. This year saw the firm grant five "wishes" to nonprofits, with each organization receiving a $10,000 donation from the firm and up to 40 hours of paid volunteer time to its nominating team member. The firm donated $125,000 in all through this year's holiday giving program.

"For the second year in a row, we proudly announce the granted wishes on Martin Luther King Jr. Day,” stated Baker Tilly chief human resources officer Karleen Mussman. “We reflect on the life and legacy of a man who embodied the very best of the human spirit and demonstrated a devotion to civic and community service. Our team members genuinely care about their communities and we are proud and humbled to support the deserving organizations that inspire and motivate them.”

“In a remarkable year where our firm has grown beyond the U.S., we know that the spirit of giving also transcends borders,” said Baker Tilly chairman and CEO Alan Whitman in a statement. “These donations honor the charitable spirit of our team members and our firm’s proud tradition of doing good in our communities.”

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UHY sponsors annual Center for Disability Services telethon

Top 100 Firm UHY has announced a $50,000 sponsorship for the #518gives Fundraiser telethon, benefiting the Center for Disability Services, to be held on Jan. 27, 2018.

All proceeds from the annual fundraiser will benefit the Capital Region and Saratoga/Lake George areas in upstate New York. The Center for Disability Services and its various divisions — including St. Margaret’s Center; Prospect Center in Queensbury; Life Quality Solutions Incubator; and the Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center — all look to improve the lives of those effected by disabilities and their families.

“UHY is committed to the local Capital Region community,” stated UHY partner F. Michael Zovistoski. “We have supported the Center for Disability Services for over 50 years and are proud to participate in the telethon for such a vital local organization.”

Special guests for the fundraiser include Chad Green, a pitcher with the New York Yankees, and Sterling Shepard, a wide receiver with the New York Giants. Both athletes will meet with fans and sign autographs from noon to 3 p.m. at the Red Lion Hotel in Albany.

The #518gives Fundraiser will broadcast live on WXXA/FOX23 from noon to 7 p.m. EST on Sunday, Jan. 27. For more information on #518gives, head to the event's Facebook page or follow @cfdsny on Twitter and Instagram.

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