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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

McGladrey Defeats Other Firms to Win Penn State’s Philanthropic Competition

Written by, Monica Repino
Human Resources Manager
Blue Bell, PA

Penn State’s Beta Alpha Psi and Accounting Society presented McGladrey and the other area accounting firms with a challenge to raise the most money to benefit pediatric cancer. We are very happy to announce that the employees of McGladrey embraced the challenge and came out on top! Employees from the Philadelphia, Mid-Atlantic and New York offices combined forces and collected over $1,500. The offices raised these funds through jeans day donations which will go towards Penn State’s annual dance marathon – THON. McGladrey will be presented with an award of recognition at Penn State’s annual accounting department banquet in April.

What is THON? In 1973, a small group of dedicated Penn State students held the first Dance Marathon. That year, 34 dancers participated and raised $2,000. Since then, THON’s presence in the Penn State community has grown exponentially. THON now has 15,000 student volunteers, 700 dancers, and has raised more than $61 million, benefiting The Four Diamonds Fund at Penn State Children’s Hospital.

THON is now a year-long effort that raises funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer. With the support of students from all across the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and THON Alumni all around the world, we continue to make great strides towards finding a cure for all childhood cancers!

This was a great collaborative effort that we were proud to be part of!

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