CohnReznick, one of the largest accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the U.S., announced on Wednesday that through its CohnReznick Foundation and CohnReznick CARES initiative, donated a total of $150,000 to theSpecial Operations Warrior Foundation(SOWF) and theJoe Torre Safe At Home Foundationat its 24thAnnual Charity Golf Invitational held on June 15. Over the past nine years, CohnReznick’s golf outing has raised a combined total of more than $1.45 million for these two organizations.
Capital One Commercial Banking was the presenting sponsor of the outing, which hosted more than 100 golfers and special guests at Hollywood Golf Club in Deal, NJ. Other major sponsors included Lord Abbett, Quattour Capital Partners of Raymond James, Wolters Kluwer, and Zenith Marketing Group.
The CohnReznick Foundation supports children in need, from young children to college students.SOWFprovides college scholarship grants, financial aid, and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident. TheJoe Torre Safe At Home Foundationis devoted to ending the cycle of domestic violence and loss of life through Margaret's Place and other programs, including school-wide anti-violence campaigns, developmental workshops focusing on coping and leadership skills, and educational forums for school staff and parents.
CohnReznick spokesperson and 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre attended the day’s opening ceremonies, offering his appreciation for the support his organization receives from the many charitable people who attended. Mr. Torre rode the course to shake hands, take photos, and share a few stories with the participants.
Speaking on behalf of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation during the evening program was executive director Yolanda Jimenez. Ms. Jimenez has devoted over 30 years to a career in public service and recently served as Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence. She was also Commissioner of Community Affairs for the NYC Police Department.
Donation checks were presented to both charities by Thomas J. Marino and Kenneth E. Baggett, Co-CEOs of CohnReznick; Frank Longobardi, CohnReznick’s CEO-elect; and John Corsaro, a CohnReznick partner and chairman of the outing.
“This outing provides a wonderful opportunity to spend a day with friends of the Firm who share in our commitment to supporting the tireless efforts of these two special charities,” stated Baggett.
“We extend our special thanks to those who have supported us year after year; and for those who are joining us for the first time this year, we hope they feel as proud as we are to help such great causes,” added Marino.
Each year, CohnReznick distinguishes its event with unique experiences throughout the day for its guests. Golfers look forward to the exciting $10,000 shoot-out with a guaranteed winner, as well as a Titleist and FootJoy shopping spree, closest-to-the pin prizes, team prizes, and a silent auction featuring more than 30 unique items.
For more information on the CohnReznick CARES Initiative, head to CohnReznick's sitehere.