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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Big Give!

RSM McGladrey’s BIG GIVE

. . . One Firm. One Family. One World.

The Minneapolis and Duluth, Minnesota offices along with the Sioux Falls, South Dakota office of RSM McGladrey’s decided to have an intern-led project called the BIG GIVE. The BIG GIVE is much like Oprah’s Big Give. The summer interns were split into two teams to compete to raise the most funds for the charity of their choice. Each team was given a $500 check card and was asked to formulate a business plan, track expenses, and conduct an event. In addition to the many learning opportunities gained through participating in RSM McGladrey’s BIG GIVE, the project turns non-billable-time due to slower summer work loads into a productive purpose benefiting the community.

The two competing teams chose a couple of great charities and/or causes. One team chose to put on a kickball tournament that helped benefit the Gillette Childeren's Foundation. The other chose to run a school supply drive that will benefit different local charities near our office locations.

On August 8th, the two groups will give a final presentation including information on their charity of choice, the fundraising strategy, and the results of the activity. While final numbers are still being tallied for both events I can tell you at the five offices that make up the Upper Midwest Economic Unit of RSM McGladrey were able to collect over $11,940 worth of school supplies!

Hats off to our fantasic interns and all the effort they put in to make sure we lived the motto of: ...One Firm. One Family. One World.

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