Crowe Horwath appoints new Crowe Foundation board chair, trustees

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Crowe Horwath LLP, an Oak Brook, IL-based public accounting and consulting firm, recently announced the appointment of individuals to the Crowe Foundation's board of directors.

  • Cynthia Pierce, partner in charge of Crowe's Not-For-Profit and Higher Education group in the firm's Chicago office, has been named chairperson of the board. In her role, Pierce actively coordinates foundation activities with the CEO and Crowe's Executive Committee and provides vision for the foundation's direction.
  • Chuck Allen, chief executive officer of Crowe Horwath LLP, and Chuck Frayer, partner in the Grand Rapids, Mich., office of Crowe's Tax group, have been named trustees. As trustees, Allen and Frayer will be responsible for promoting the foundation's mission, values and strategic direction. Additionally, Allen and Frayer will work with the board to manage foundation operations, review grants and provide guidance for local offices in their charitable giving and community involvement initiatives.

In the past year, charitable contributions made by the Crowe Foundation and Crowe's local offices totaled nearly $1 million. These contributions reflect the foundation's support of youth-serving organizations and other causes important to Crowe individuals.

About Crowe Foundation:

Crowe Foundation was established in 2006 to support Crowe Horwath's long history of substantial corporate giving, to better focus its charitable giving and to align contributions with Crowe personnel's volunteer efforts. Crowe Foundation financial support and the involvement of Crowe individuals are directed at building value within the broader communities where they live and work. The foundation's primary focus is youth development, a means of helping the youth in its communities to develop into productive members of society. 

About Crowe Horwath:

Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values®", Crowe assists public and private company clients in reaching their goals through audit, tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With 25 offices and 2,400 personnel, Crowe is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest networks in the world, consisting of more than 140 independent accounting and management consulting firms with offices in more than 400 cities around the world.

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