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Crowe volunteers over 75,000 hours to mark firm's 75th anniversary

As part of a yearlong 75th anniversary celebration, Top 100 Firm Crowe (formerly Crowe Horwath) saw staff members volunteer 75,000-plus hours with nonprofit organizations to help mark the occasion. Crowe CEO Jim Powers challenged the firm to volunteer 75,000 hours in local communities, which doubled the amount of charitable hours from 2017.

“Not only did our people meet the 75,000-hour challenge, they crushed it,” said Powers, in a statement. “By the end of the challenge, we volunteered 82,000 hours, the equivalent of providing 39 full-time people at the nonprofits we served.” Two-thirds of personnel volunteered during the year, well above the industry norm of 31 percent. Using data from Independent Sector, the volunteer hours translate to an economic impact of more than $2 million for the nonprofits.

This year, Crowe staff volunteered with over 500 nonprofits, helping build homes, teaching business concepts to children, donating blood, helping food pantries, and assembling care packages, among many other activities.

“There are a lot of ways to celebrate a corporate anniversary, like giveaways and parties, but those are often forgotten. Giving our time and talent to those in need is not,” added Powers. “Continuing to focus on our clients, our communities, our people and our firm will lead us successfully through the next 75 years.”

For more information on Crowe's charitable efforts, head to the firm's site here.

The Bonadio Group holds inaugural 'Purpose Day'

New York firm The Bonadio Group held its first-ever Purpose Day on Thursday, August 2, featuring staff members helping 12 nonprofits across Albany, Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse.

Volunteers will also have an extended weekend with a day off on Friday, August 3.

“We encourage employees to collaborate and give back year-round—Purpose Day harnesses the collective strength of our teams in a single day,” stated CEO Thomas Bonadio. “Every office is represented on Purpose Day, working together across so many cities and worksites as we celebrate and share our talents with the communities where we operate.”

Nonprofit organizations served included:

  • AIM Services Inc. (Gansevoort and Saratoga Springs)
  • Catholic Charities (Albany)
  • Rensselaer NYSARC (Troy)
  • Saratoga Bridges (Saratoga Springs)
  • Gateway Longview (Williamsville)
  • Epilepsy Pralid
  • Heritage Christian Services
  • Ibero American Action League
  • Lifetime Assistance
  • Urban League
  • ARISE at the Farm (Chittenango)
  • Rescue Mission Alliance (Liverpool)

For more on The Bonadio Group, head to the firm's site here.

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