HORNE LLP announced the winner of its "$50,000 for 50 Years" charity donation contest is the American Cancer Society's Mid-South Division. The announcement coincides with the 50th anniversary of the firm's founding on October 1, 1962.
The "$50,000 for 50 Years" contest is part of a yearlong anniversary celebration developed as a way to honor the firm's team members by supporting the causes they support as individuals. HORNE employees nominated more than thirty nonprofit organizations before the five finalists were chosen for the online vote. The American Cancer Society's Mid-South Division claimed 10,504 of the 29,384 votes cast between August 27 and September 26.
"These funds will help us in our mission of saving lives and creating more birthdays by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back against this terrible disease", said American Cancer Society Executive Director Amanda Patton. "I would like to congratulate HORNE LLP on its 50th anniversary. Your commitment to community involvement is unwavering and will continue to leave a lasting impact during the next fifty years."
In celebration of the firm's anniversary, it closed its offices for the day and sent its team members to work in their communities. Approximately 440 team members are serving at organizations across the Southeast, including Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Club, and The Salvation Army, along with multiple local nonprofit organizations.
"We're so grateful for our fifty years of service to our team members, our clients, and our communities", said Joey Havens, HORNE's executive partner. "It's a joy to see our team give back in so many ways. Our mission is to continue to create value and make a difference in all that we do."
The other four finalists in the "$50,000 for 50 Years" contest will not walk away empty-handed. HORNE announced they will each receive $1 for every vote received in the contest. Finalists were:
- The Exchange Club - Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse
- Friends of Children's Hospital
- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Ronald McDonald House Charities
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. The Mid-South Division includes Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Kentucky. They are available around the clock to help through (800) 227-2345 or www.cancer.org.
Source: Source: October 1, 2012, HORNE LLP News Release