Friday, June 19, 2009

Welcome to the RSM McGladrey Golf Blog!

We created this blog in hopes of engaging golfers, philanthropists, employees, clients and potential clients in conversations about “all things golf”– to build a community of like-minded people interested in sharing ideas and learning from one another. First, a quick introduction:

RSM McGladrey, along with McGladrey & Pullen LLP, is the nation’s fifth-largest accounting, tax and business consulting firm. At McGladrey, we believe that with the right team, anything’s possible. And it’s in that spirit of teamwork that we’re partnering with Special Olympics to support their more than 17,000 golfers. Why Special Olympics and why the golf program? It’s a natural fit for a number of reasons.

Special Olympics is made up of passionate, committed individuals from every walk of life, who recognize the value and unique gifts of people with intellectual disabilities. And who, together, share the common belief in dignity, equality and opportunity for ALL people. That focus on inclusion resonates with us at McGladrey, where we strive to attract talent from all walks of life because we know that diversified thinking leads to great results.

Special Olympics golf program is also a natural fit with The McGladrey Team Championship, which is The PGA of America’s only nationwide amateur best-ball competition. The McGladrey Team Championship named Special Olympics as its official charity to provide their athletes with enriching opportunities both on and off the course.

Team McGladrey members PGA tour professionals Chris DiMarco and Zach Johnson, and LPGA tour professional Natalie Gulbis are big supporters of the Special Olympics partnership, as well. Natalie serves as the official spokesperson for our partnership and, along with Chris and Zach, participates in activities that include and/or support Special Olympic golfers.

In the near future, we’ll be providing an exciting new opportunity for our employees, clients, potential clients and friends to support Special Olympics through “Walk with a Champion.” In addition to raising funds for a worthy cause, this program will give two Special Olympics golfers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to walk within the ropes during a full round of The PGA Championship. We’ll share more details about that here soon. In the meantime, let us hear from YOU! What do you want to talk about here on our blog? Let’s get the conversation started!

RSM McGladrey operates in an alternative practice structure with McGladrey & Pullen LLP, a partner-owned CPA firm that delivers audit and attest services. Through separate and independent legal entities, they work together to serve clients’ business needs. Together, the companies rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services (source: Accounting Today), with nearly 7,000 professionals and associates in nearly 90 offices. RSM McGladrey Inc. and McGladrey & Pullen LLP are member firms of RSM International, an affiliation of independent accounting and consulting firms. RSM McGladrey is the official accounting, tax and business consulting firm of The PGA of America.