Acting as trusted stewards of our communities
Making a difference through grants, volunteerism and other programs
Stewardship is RSM’s core values, and the RSM US Foundation
is one of the manifestations of that value.
The foundation’s mission is to build tomorrow's middle market leaders by supporting programs focused on education, as well as on organizations serving hunger, housing and the health needs of youth.
birdies fore love
Every year since 2013, RSM’s Birdies Fore Love
program—our charitable giving platform for The RSM Classic, a firm-sponsored PGA TOUR event—has been making a difference for youth in the United States. Last year, of the more than $4.6 million raised through the 2019 tournament, more than $3.8 million of that total was raised through Birdies Fore Love, including a friendly competition at RSM offices that donated funds raised to deserving organizations in the local communities where RSM employees live and work.
Throughout the country, RSM’s Birdies Fore Love program is making a difference in our communities:
RSM leaders, Robyn and Davis Love and national Birdies Fore Love leaders celebrated RSM’s $3.8 million donation
to worthy charities at the 2019 RSM Classic.
Dollars for Doers
The RSM US Foundation provides matching grants in support of employees’ volunteer time serving charitable organizations aligned with its mission. In fiscal 2020, individual, team and RSM Volunteer Week activities generated nearly 33,500 volunteer hours and 291 foundation matching grants totaling $418,702. RSM employees’ volunteer time and the grants generated supported a variety of needs in communities across the country:
Assistance for a portable dentistry program that provides care to children in a school setting who might not otherwise have access to dental care.
Youth education programming at a culturally diverse contemporary dance organization.
One-on-one tutoring for students struggling with math.
A program that works with public schools to provide access to free, new twin beds for children in need.
RSM VOLUNTEER WEEK
Fiscal year 2020 marked a Decade of Doing through RSM’s Volunteer Week. RSM’s people, clients and friends joined forces to showcase the firm's core value of stewardship and helped various communities where RSM has offices. Supporting 66 charitable organizations this year, our volunteers:
Helped schools rebuild their gardens, install playgrounds, paint classrooms and organize books in their libraries.
Assisted with packaging food for local food banks.
Helped build a house from scratch.
The RSM US Foundation’s Dollars for Doers program makes Volunteer Week even more rewarding by matching employees’ direct volunteer hours with dollars for qualifying charitable organizations.
Volunteer Week provides employees and other volunteers the opportunity to help those in need in their communities. Left, Minneapolis employees gathered to paint, landscape and prepare a local school for a new year.
Giving back to our universities
RSM’s Power Your Education
program continued its mission to build tomorrow’s middle market leaders this year. Since the program’s inception in calendar year 2019, donations totaling more than $2.2 million in fiscal 2020 supported scholarships, fellowships, entrepreneurial endeavors and other programs.
The scope of RSM’s support of higher education extends across the country. The RSM US Foundation’s University Giving Match program
has provided matches for donations made by RSM partners and principals to colleges and universities throughout the United States.
The RSM US Foundation also provides grants that support educational initiatives in business, accounting and entrepreneurial studies.
The firm was recognized by the University of Northern Iowa by its 2019 President’s Philanthropy Award for corporations and foundations. RSM was noted for its significant leadership giving, dedicated long-term service, and assistance to UNI students and faculty through recruitment opportunities and program support. The donation of $1 million from the firm, the foundation and individual alumni donors to the RSM Endowed Chair in Accounting supports a professorship that enables the university to continue attracting and retaining high-quality educators.
RSM US Foundation support during COVID-19
As the COVID-19 crisis struck New York City, the RSM US Foundation responded with the purchase of personal protective equipment for four front-line organizations—including firefighters, police and health care providers—and donated $1.8 million to local food banks in the United States and Canada.
The foundation also pivoted its Kids on Course program with the Zach Johnson Foundation to provide internet access, Chromebooks and iPads so children in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, could continue their education remotely.