RSM Owners Raise US$115,000 for Charity with Virtual 5K
Owners of RSM Canada (“RSM”) – a leading global provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – recently raised more than US$115,000 for charitable organizations across the country and in the U.S. through a virtual 5K as part of the firm’s 2021 virtual biennial owners’ meeting.
Hosted through the Charge Running app, the 5K kicked off RSM’s annual Birdies Fore Love fundraising initiative, which raises funds for children and families in need. Birdies Fore Love is the charitable giving platform for The RSM Classic, an event on the PGA Tour for which RSM is title sponsor. Through Birdies Fore Love, RSM’s people from across the country and in the U.S. raise funds for local charitable organizations aligned with the RSM US Foundation’s mission and the Davis Love Foundation, the host organization of The RSM Classic. The total amount raised through RSM’s Birdies Fore Love efforts are announced each year during The RSM Classic and donations are supported with matching donations from the RSM US Foundation.
The RSM US Foundation was established in 2014 as part of RSM’s giving strategy and to support the firm’s value of stewardship. A tax exempt public charity, the foundation is dedicated to building tomorrow’s middle market business leaders.
“The owners of our firm – as well as the rest of our people – really take stewardship to heart,” said Doug Opheim, chief financial officer with RSM US LLP and chair of the RSM US Foundation. “Each of our owners’ meetings includes a charitable component and, without fail, that is always one of the highlights of these meetings. From gathering shoes and backpacks to this year’s virtual 5K, these activities bring us together through a common experience that allows us to demonstrate our core value of stewardship, which we define as leaving things better than we find them.”
To learn more about the RSM US Foundation, read the 2020 RSM US Foundation Giving Report.
About the RSM US Foundation
In 2014, RSM laid the footings of a giving strategy designed to be compelling to our people, our clients and our markets, while enhancing our longstanding support of the communities where our employees live and work. The result is the RSM US Foundation. A tax-exempt public charity, our firm’s foundation is dedicated to building tomorrow’s middle market leaders by enhancing educational outcomes through programs to help individuals develop career paths to become entrepreneurs or middle market business leaders, and to supporting organizations committed to providing stable environments for youth in the areas of hunger, housing and health, thereby helping them excel in education.
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 51,000 people across 123 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.