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Thursday, February 2, 2012

McGladrey Employees Contribute over $30K in One Night with Auction Celebration

From left, Joel Shamon, Rick Condon,
Joe Adams, Troy Merkel and Julie Houle 
Written by John Micalizzi
HR Director
Boston, MA

McGladrey kicked off its 2012 charitable season last week hosting its "Busier Season Kickoff" event, an evening of comedy followed by a live auction to benefit the McGladrey Foundation and the local charities it supports. Over 60 auction items were generously provided by leaders within the firm. In addition to the live auction - the firm held a series of raffles in which a donation of $1000 will be made in the name of the three lucky winners to the local charity of their choice. The event was attended by more than 250 local employees as well as representatives from the firm's national leadership team - Chief Operating Officer Mike Kirley, Chief Financial Officer Doug Opheim and Managing Partner and CEO Joe Adams.

The evening, in which the McGladrey team raised more than $33,000, is a testament to the level of employee engagement within McGladrey and the firm's focus on giving back to the communities where its people and clients live and work. McGladrey has long been recognized as one of New England's largest corporate charitable contributors. The Foundation, which is primarily funded via employee payroll deductions and where employee requests determine the donations, raises more than $200,000 each year to support community-based projects and charitable organizations in the New England area.

"Employees have told us they value giving their time and financial support to the community, and the number of employees who participated in our event proved that point. Working as a team to benefit the community is a great way to strengthen relationships - both internal and external," said Chris MacKenzie, Office Managing Partner - Boston. "At McGladrey, it's all about our clients, our colleagues and our community - and it has been for a long time."

To learn more about the McGladrey Foundation, please contact Mike Ferraro, partner at 617.241.1242.

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