Grant Thornton donates $50,000 to Feeding America

Chicago-based Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, recently presented Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest - The Nation's Food Bank Network) with a check for $50,000 at the organization's Chicago headquarters.

Several members of Grant Thornton's leadership team – including the firm's CEO Edward Nusbaum and Midwest Region Managing Partner Mike Hall – were in attendance to present the check to Feeding America's President and CEO, Vicki Escarra. The donation was organized by Grant Thornton's partners on behalf of their clients in lieu of holiday cards and gifts.

"In a downturn of this magnitude, need is everywhere," said Nusbaum. "Few needs are more basic and immediate than hunger. Although all businesses are being challenged, not-for-profits are often hit the hardest. Because Feeding America is a network of 200 food banks in the U.S., our donation has the capacity to reach many communities in which Grant Thornton employees and our clients live and work. We want to honor the trust and confidence of our clients with a holiday gift that will feed the hungry. No one should go hungry in America."

You may like these other stories...

Here's a CPA who truly walks the walk. On March 15, Frank Ryan, CPA, departed San Diego, California, with plans to be in Ocean City, Maryland, by July 2 to teach a course at the Maryland Association of CPAs’ (MACPA...
When Theodore J. Flynn first joined the Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA) in 1970, it was a different world and a different profession.  The "Big Eight" were still headquartered in Boston. Vietnam War...
Accountant Rickey Charles Goodrich had it a little too good. Many bean counters would kill to serve as financial guru to the likes of Pearl Jam. Goodrich was hired in 2005, and the following year, he became the CFO of Curtis...

Already a member? log in here.

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Sep 24
In this jam-packed presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA will give you a crash-course in creating spreadsheet-based dashboards. A dashboard condenses large amounts of data into a compact space, yet enables the end user to easily drill down into details when warranted.
Sep 30
This webcast will include discussions of important issues in SSARS No. 19 and the current status of proposed changes by the Accounting and Review Services Committee in these statements.
Oct 21
Kristen Rampe will share how to speak and write more effectively by understanding your own and your audience's communication style.
Oct 23
Amber Setter will show the value of leadership assessments as tools for individual and organizational leadership development initiatives.