Firms giving back: RSM US donates over $2.8M via 'Birdies Fore Love'

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RSM US donates over $2.8 million via Birdies Fore Love program

RSM US announced this week that it has presented the Davis Love Foundation with a check worth $2,804,188 as a result of the firm's Birdies Fore Love charitable campaign.

Representing the firm's charitable platform for its RSM Classic golf tournament, Birdies Fore Love matches staff member donations with contributions from the RSM US Foundation. Together they go toward nonprofits focused on bettering the lives of children and families.

“We are thrilled to be in a position to support the communities where our people live and work,” said Doug Opheim, chief financial officer of RSM US and chairman of the RSM US Foundation, in a statement. “Thanks to the support of our nearly 10,000 people nationwide and the leadership of our BFL co-leaders, Bailey Kosiek and Laura Shen, we are proud to have raised over $2.8 million this year—bringing the total raised through the RSM Classic to nearly $12 million to date.”

RSM US announced an expansion to the BFL program earlier this year with a new competition held over the first eight events of the 2018-2019 PGA Tour season. The top three golfers with the most birdies (or better) will be awarded $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000, respectively, in charitable donations to be donated to a family-focused nonprofit of their choice.

“RSM and the game of golf share a focus on community,” stated Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO at RSM US. “It’s an honor for us to sponsor the RSM Classic. The philanthropic aspect of the game resonates with our clients and with our people, who have an inner drive to make the world a better place by leaving things better than we find them.”

For more on RSM US, head to the firm's site here.

Katz, Sapper & Miller holds ninth annual Day of Service, launches “Time & Talents” donation program

Top 100 firm Katz, Sapper & Miller held its ninth annual Day of Service on Nov. 8 and 9, closing all of its offices across the country in observance.

“KSM is committed not only to the clients we serve, but also to the communities we live in,” stated managing partner David Resnick. “We are honored to volunteer our time to organizations that are dedicated to helping families have a better quality of life.”

The firm's day of service is a multi-city event, seeing participation from its offices in Indianapolis; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Oklahoma City; and New York City.

This year’s projects included:

  • Staff volunteering at Gleaners Food Bank in Indianapolis;
  • Helping to feed some 1,000 homeless New Yorkers at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen in New York City;
  • Assisting the ground crew at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo;
  • Cleaning and organizing the toy room at Vincent Village in Fort Wayne;
  • Volunteering at the Martin Park Nature Center in Oklahoma City;
  • Volunteering at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City.

KSM also debuted a new charitable donation program dubbed "Time & Talents" that sees KSM donate $500 to any nonprofit organization a staff member has volunteered at for at least 24 hours of the calendar year. KSM also matches staff member charitable donations up to $500, in addition to regular donations to United Way organizations in each of the cities KSM serves.

“Time & Talents is an addition to our commitment to community that encourages our employees to give of their time,” Resnick added. “We are proud to enhance the value of our employees’ volunteerism with these matching financial contributions.”

For more on KSM, head to the firm's site here.

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