RSM Donates $2+ Million Through Birdies Fore Love
CHICAGO — NOVEMBER 15, 2017 — RSM US LLP (“RSM”) — the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, was pleased to present the Davis Love Foundation with a check for $2,035,206 as a result of the firm’s employee-led Birdies Fore Love (BFL) campaign in connection with the eighth RSM Classic.
Birdies Fore Love is RSM’s charitable giving platform for The RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR event, for which RSM is title sponsor. Through BFL, RSM people, supported with a matching donation from the RSM US Foundation, raised these funds for deserving nonprofit organizations focused on enhancing educational outcomes and the quality of life for children and families, and for relief efforts following hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria that affected several communities, including Sea Island, earlier this year.
“RSM and the game of golf share many of the same core values, including stewardship,” said Joe Adams, managing partner and CEO with RSM US LLP. “It has been our honor to sponsor The RSM Classic for the past eight years and to support the local Sea Island community, as well as communities across the country where our 9,000 people live and work, through the tournament. The philanthropic aspect of the game truly resonates with our people, who take their responsibility of giving back seriously.”
“Stewardship has been one of RSM’s core values since the firm was founded more than 90 years ago,” said Doug Opheim, chief financial officer for RSM US LLP and chairman of the RSM US Foundation. “Our people are some of the most charitable and kind-hearted people I’ve ever met, and they love a good challenge. Our goal this year was to meet or exceed the $1.5 million we raised last year for Birdies Fore Love, and you can see that they far exceeded that amount. It’s a pleasure to support our people’s efforts with the match from the RSM US Foundation.”
In addition to Birdies Fore Love, proceeds of The RSM Classic and funds raised through other charitable activities associated with the tournament are distributed by the Davis Love Foundation (DLF) to charitable organizations that benefit children and their families. The Foundation was established in 2005 by professional golfer and Team RSM Member Davis Love III and his wife Robin. The RSM Classic is the largest fundraiser of the organization.
“We are thankful to partner with RSM and its incredible people each year – not only to bring world-class golf to Georgia’s Golden Isles, but to combine our efforts to give back to so many deserving charities,” said 21-time PGA TOUR winner and 2017 Golf Hall of Fame Inductee Davis Love III. “Every year, those involved in this event – players, their families, caddies, sponsors, volunteers, RSM employees and staff, media partners and the Sea Island and DLF Foundation teams amaze me with their dedication and commitment to the success and mission of this event.”
To learn more about RSM’s philanthropic efforts, visit our website.
The 2018 RSM Classic is scheduled for Nov. 12 – Nov. 18, 2018 at Sea Island Golf Club in Georgia’s Golden Isles.