Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO of McGladrey, put it best with the quote he included in his holiday wishes email to all employees just yesterday:
“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of thanksgiving.”
At McGladrey, we are thankful for the opportunities and successes we’ve been presented with this year. Our employees have taken it upon themselves to show what stewardship means to them. Through the contributions from Birdies Fore Love, we were able to raise an estimated $430,000 for charities nationwide. (And doesn’t include what was raised from the 2013 McGladrey Classic – those numbers are still being tallied.) We are astounded by our employees dedication to giving back to the communities where they live and work!
Another way our employees give back is through their participation in the annual McGladrey Volunteer Day, scheduled this year for Thurs., Dec. 5. In 2012 alone, more than 2,500 McGladrey employees and clients participated in 190 volunteer activities across the country, contributing nearly volunteer hours in their communities. We thank them for that.
We are also thankful for our partnerships with the PGA TOUR, the Davis Love Foundation and Team McGladrey members Chris DiMarco, Zach Johnson and Davis Love III, all of whom play integral roles in the success of The McGladrey Classic. This PGA TOUR event provides us with a unique opportunity spend time with key clients and potential clients in a beautiful setting, while also giving us an opportunity to support local and national nonprofit organizations including Special Olympics and Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia by donating funds raised through the tournament each year. We’re also gratefully for all of the PGA TOUR professionals who have participated in The McGladrey Classic – including all four of our champions to date: Chris Kirk, Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey, Ben Crane and Heath Slocum – making it one of the TOUR’s “must see” events each fall.
What are you thankful for this holiday season? Share your comments below. We’d love to hear from you.
We will return to our normal weekly posting schedule next week – Thurs., Dec. 5. Have a safe and plentiful Thanksgiving and enjoy the time with your loved ones.