RSM Canada donates $84,000 through Birdies Fore Love
RSM Canada, the leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, was pleased to present Camp Oochigeas (Camp Ooch) with a cheque valued at $84,067.36 through the firm’s Volunteer Day and Birdies Fore Love charitable giving efforts for 2018.
Camp Ooch is an organization dedicated to providing recreational programming for children affected by cancer to offer them a moment of respite from their illnesses. The program includes an overnight camp in Ontario’s Muskoka region, with state-of-the-art facilities that allow children to continue with cancer treatment during their time at camp.
“At RSM, stewardship is one of our core values,” said Harry Blum, national managing partner with RSM Canada. “As 2018 represented RSM Canada’s initial participation in the Birdies Fore Love fundraising efforts, we are extremely proud of the outcome. Through our staff’s dedication and the matching grants of the RSM US Foundation, we by far exceeded our goal of raising $25,000.”
“We are very grateful for RSM’s support in giving the gift of Ooch to these children and their families,” said Alex Robertson, CEO with Camp Oochigeas. “Through these efforts, we will be able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of these families by sending 42 children to Camp Ooch for a week.”
Supported with a matching donation from the RSM US Foundation, RSM’s staff in the United States and Canada raised funds for non-profit organizations focused on enhancing educational outcomes and the quality of life for children and families. In 2018, Birdies Fore Love raised more than US$2.8 million.
About Birdies Fore Love
Birdies Fore Love is RSM’s charitable giving platform for The RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR event for which RSM is title sponsor. Through this program, RSM people, supported with a matching donation from the RSM US Foundation, raise funds for deserving charitable organizations focused on enhancing educational outcomes and the quality of life for children and families.
Each year, RSM offices commit to raising funds for local charitable organizations aligned with the missions of the RSM US Foundation and the Davis Love Foundation, the host organization of The RSM Classic. RSM Birdies Fore Love office champions coordinate fun activities that help their respective locations reach fundraising and participation goals.
Over the past eight years, The RSM Classic has donated nearly US$9 million to help charities that support children and their families, with US$2.8 million being donated in 2018.
About Camp Oochigeas
A diagnosis of childhood cancer is a big, scary, sudden swerve in the road, changing life in an instant.
For affected families, it can feel like everything is about cancer. Simple, childhood joys like friendships, birthday parties, or sports teams are left behind in the need for medical appointments, hospital stays, and long absences from school.
For over 35 years, Camp Ooch has offered a different path – the healing power of fun, friendship and self-confidence, and the joy of kids getting to just be kids! Almost 80% of children with cancer in Ontario don’t get to experience the wonders of going to Camp.
Ooch provides programming in specialized pediatric cancer centres and in communities across Ontario, and at an overnight camp in Muskoka. Camp Ooch is a privately funded, volunteer-based organization that provides kids with and affected by childhood cancer with unique opportunities for growth through challenging, fun, enriching and magical experiences.
About RSM Canada
RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.
RSM Canada LLP provides public accounting services and is the Canadian member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 48,000 people in more than 120 countries. RSM Alberta LLP is a limited liability partnership and independent legal entity that provides public accounting services. RSM Canada Consulting LP provides consulting services and is an affiliate of RSM US LLP, a member firm of RSM International. For more information visit rsmcanada.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.