RSM has raised more than $115,000 for charitable organizations across the USA and in Canada through a virtual 5K run 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 Canada 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 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.
Doug Opheim, chief financial officer with RSM US LLP and chair of the RSM US Foundation, said: “The owners of our firm – as well as the rest of our people – really take stewardship to heart. 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.”