It’s that special time of year where the world wears a smile, and activities related to The McGladrey Classic and Team McGladrey slow a bit as folks in and outside of the world of golf celebrate the holiday season and spend time with family and friends. We hope our readers are able to do the same this holiday season!
Another aspect of this time of year is giving – not just presents to family and friends, but giving back to the communities where we live and work. The holiday spirit is all about helping those in need, supporting our local communities and spreading kindness. McGladrey has a long history of giving back. That’s why stewardship is one of its core values. As you might know, 2014 marked the fifth year of The McGladrey Classic. What you might not know, however, is that it also marked the fifth year of McGladrey’s annual Volunteer Day. This year, more than 2,400 McGladrey employees and clients volunteered in their local communities to give back to 95 different charitable organizations nationwide. And through the first four years of The McGladrey Classic (we’re still waiting for the final total from this year’s tournament), the firm has helped raise nearly $2 million dollars for Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeast Georgia and other children- and family-focused charitable organizations. A large part of these financial donations came from the tournament’s Birdies Fore Love program, which McGladrey employees, clients and friends have supported by raising more than $400,000 each of the last two years. In honor of the fifth anniversary, McGladrey highlighted on its website the top five charities that have benefitted from the Birdies Fore Love program. More information about charitable contributions from this year’s McGladrey Classic will be available soon.
What will YOU be doing to get into the holiday spirit this year?
Next week will be our last post of 2014. We hope you’ll check back next Thursday, leave a comment on your holiday plans and/or New Year’s resolution and continue to join us here in 2015.