Today’s update is from John Davitt, a tax supervisor based out of RSM’s Rockford, IL office. John had the opportunity to visit Sea Island for The RSM Classic this year, as a result of his leadership role in raising charitable funds through the firm’s Birdies Fore Love initiative. Read John’s first-hand account about his time at the 2017 RSM Classic below.
Tues., Nov. 14 was a terrific day at The RSM Classic. This year, my wife Alison and I had the opportunity to attend the tournament, and it has been an experience we will never forget. Welcomed by a fresh sea breeze and friendly RSM representatives, we settled into our hotel and explored the beautiful property. On Tuesday, excitement was building onsite as PGA TOUR professionals played practice rounds on the course. In addition, our 2017 Birdies Fore Love program was coming to its completion as we were ready to announce this year’s program fundraising results.
Last night, my wife and I had the opportunity to attend the Pro-Am Player pairing party at Davis and Robin Love’s home and celebrate the success of the 2017 Birdies Fore Love program. This year, RSM’s Birdies Fore Love program raised more than $2 million for charity. As the 2017 Birdies Fore Love co-leader, I am deeply proud and taken aback by the generosity of RSM’s network of donors. These donations will directly impact over 70 local charities and communities in which RSM’s employees live and work. Giving back to the community is a long-standing tradition at RSM, and has gained success as we have partnered with the Davis Love Foundation through The RSM Classic. As a result, more than $9 million has been raised for local communities, and this stewardship has been woven into the very culture of RSM.
The highlight of the night was having the opportunity to join Davis and Robin Love, Joe Adams, Bailey Kosiek and Doug Opheim on stage to present the $2 million check for Birdies Fore Love charities. Shortly after, we had the opportunity to network with clients, partners and guests and discuss stewardship at RSM. I truly believe that the stewardship culture at RSM transcends charitable programs and is woven into the very nature of our client service. We look forward to additional stewardship events this week as we participate in the charity putting competition and Folds of Honor events.
Every year, RSM puts on a first class event and creates a stage to share the wonderful stewardship activities and impact it has on communities around the country.
Read news releases from the 2017 RSM Classic: