McGladrey Employees Contribute More Than $30,000 in One Night with Auction Celebration
BOSTON – (January 26, 2012) – McGladrey & Pullen, LLP, which operates under the McGladrey brand as the nation's fifth largest assurance, tax and business consulting firm, kicked off its 2012 charitable season this week by hosting its "Busier Season Kickoff" event, an evening of comedy, followed by a live auction to benefit the McGladrey Foundation and the local charities it supports.
More than 60 auction items were generously provided by leaders within the firm. In addition to the live auction, the firm held a series of raffles in which a donation of $1,000 will be made in the name of the three lucky winners to the local charity of their choice. The event was attended by more than 250 local employees as well as representatives from the firm's national leadership team, including Chief Operating Officer Mike Kirley, Chief Financial Officer Doug Opheim and Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams.
The evening, in which the McGladrey team raised more than $33,000, is a testament to the level of employee engagement within McGladrey and the firm's focus on giving back to the communities where its people and clients live and work. McGladrey has long been recognized as one of New England's largest corporate charitable contributors. The McGladrey Foundation, which is primarily funded via employee payroll deductions and managed by employees, raises more than $200,000 each year to support community-based projects and charitable organizations in the New England area.
"Employees have told us they value giving their time and financial support to the community, and the number of employees who participated in our event proved that point. Working as a team to benefit the community is a great way to strengthen relationships – among employees, with clients and within the community," said Chris MacKenzie, office managing partner - Boston. "At McGladrey, it's all about our clients, our colleagues and our community – and it has been for a long time."
To learn more about the McGladrey Foundation, call Mike Ferraro, partner at 617.241.1242.
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