Armanino, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm in California, announced on Wednesday that its eighth annual Great Give will take place on Thursday, May 26. The yearly community service event sees the firm and all of its offices volunteer with nonprofits for a full day of philanthropic efforts that serve Armanino's local communities.
Thursday's event is expected to see 528 participants working on 33 projects throughout the country. Since the Great Give's inception in 2009, Armanino has donated nearly 15,000 hours of volunteering.
“The Great Give is one of the most popular events at the firm because it speaks to the values of our employees and the company,” said Andy Armanino, managing partner of Armanino, in a statement. “The nonprofit organizations we volunteer with make a difference in our work and living communities all year-round, and to be a part of their missions is a great honor for all of us.”
“I never miss the Great Give, it’s one of my favorite events,” stated Tina Ennis, senior consultant. “I get to work with colleagues from different parts of the firm, and make lasting friendships while working together for a day to make a real impact for a worthy cause.”
Armanino's 2016 Great Give will be working with the following groups and programs:
San Francisco Bay Area: Easter Seals Central California – Camp Harmon, St. Bonaventure Catholic Community, San Damiano Retreat, Kids Against Hunger, Tri-Valley YMCA, Eden Area YMCA, Sunflower Hill, Bay Area Children’s Theatre, Fred Finch Youth Center, Oakland Museum of California, Oakland Zoo – East Bay Zoological Society, Catholic Community of Pleasanton, St. David of Wales School, Saint Patrick School, MedShare, Bay Area Video Coalition, Peer Health Exchange, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, SF-Marin Food Bank, Family Supportive Housing, Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, Humane Society Silicon Valley, Sacred Heart Community Services, Montalvo Arts Center
Los Angeles Area: Child Development Institute – Early Learning Center, Assistance League of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Mission, The Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House, New Horizons
San Diego: San Diego Food Bank
Portland, Oregon: The Nature Conservancy
Naperville, Illinois: Morton Arboretum and the Buddy Poppy Program
To follow Armanino’s 8th Great Give throughout the day, follow #AHH_GreatGive on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook this Thursday. For more on the Great Give and Armanino’s philanthropic programs, head to the firm's site here.