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Monday, August 17, 2009

McGladrey Interns Raise Over $5K for MDA

This summer, McGladrey interns across the country were involved in a variety of community service activities. One of the more creative and successful activities happened in McGladrey's MidAtlantic Economic Unit (EU). The interns in the MidAtlantic had a goal to raise more than $4000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), and had a fun way to do it. The EU's Executive Managing Director, Mitch Gorochow, was 'locked-up' (hypothetically, not for real of course), and the interns had to 'raise bail money' to get him out. This theme certainly got the attention of the entire EU, which helped engage more than just the interns in this effort.

Interns for several EU offices got into the act:
  • The interns from the Timonium, MD office hosted a Happy Hour night at a local restaurant. The purchase of a wristband got attendees drink specials all night long and the chance to win various door prizes ranging from gift cards to bottles of wine. Ten percent of all sales went towards the MDA along with the money raised from the sale of wristbands.
  • The Vienna, VA interns hosted a raffle with an array of prizes. The grand prize was four tickets to a Nationals game while other prizes included Starbucks gift cards and gift cards to local restaurants.
  • The interns in the Frederick, MD office created their very own vending machine, which included candy bars and homemade snacks.
  • The Gaithersburg, MD interns hosted a “restaurant night” at a nearby location with a portion of a night’s profits donated, and they hosted a bake sale as well.
  • Finally, a Jeans Day occurred in the EU on July 30, with all $5 donations going to the MDA.
All in all, the efforts of these interns went above and beyond expectations. The interns raised $5006 for the MDA, and could potentially present a check to the MDA during the National Jerry's Kids Telethon on September 7th. Congrats to our interns for their wonderful work supporting a great organization.

If you would like to donate yourself to the MDA, donations are also being collected through the following website, Feel free to contribute - any donation is greatly appreciated!

*** Special thanks to Jen Poklemba, Campus Recruiter and Kim G., Tax Intern for contributing to this post.***

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