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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

McGladrey kicks off Birdies Fore Love

By Teresa Carlin
National Leader of McGladrey’s Birdies Fore Love program

Teresa Carlin
I have played golf since I was 5 years old and have been around the game my whole life. Most of my family vacations have centered around either playing or watching golf, from the junior and collegiate levels to the pros. One of the things that I have always witnessed as a theme of the sport is philanthropy. 

The McGladrey Classic was one of my very first and strong attractions to McGladrey as a company. Not only does the tournament provide a terrific platform for playing and watching a game I love, but it too promotes the values of philanthropy and giving back to your community. Therefore, I was ecstatic to be selected as this year’s Birdies Fore Love National Leader. I have the opportunity to combine values and interests I have and share with so many other McGladrey employees.

Birdies Fore Love is a program started by the Davis Love Foundation which McGladrey has come to support as a community as well. Each of our offices selects a charity in their local community which supports children in need and their families. They then have a good-spirited competition to see who can raise the most money in support of those charities. Last year, we had overwhelming success with the program and I think the whole community was blown away by our efforts. I was fortunate enough to work with one of the charities we supported, and I can say that they were truly grateful for our support.

It is extremely humbling and gratifying to see the community which you spend almost every day come together for such a worthy cause. I can’t say enough how proud I am of the McGladrey community, and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish this year. I hope that we can make a big splash like the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” has in the past few weeks. To learn more about Birdies Fore Love, please visit

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