RSM leading efforts to contribute $1 million a year for charity
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FLORIDA; SEA ISLAND, GEORGIA; CHICAGO – RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – along with the PGA TOUR, announced today the start of the fifth annual RSM Birdies Fore Love charitable giving platform through an on-course competition over the fall portion of the 2022-2023 FedExCup Regular Season.
In 2018, RSM expanded its successful internal Birdies Fore Love program and created RSM Birdies Fore Love to recognize and award the top-three finishers in total birdies (or better) from all fall TOUR events. The top three finishers earn $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000, respectively, for charities of their choice. In addition, the player who records the most birdies (or better) in each fall event (excluding the Presidents Cup) earns $50,000 for a charity of his choice. In total, TOUR players will direct $1 million to charities during the fall portion of the schedule through RSM Birdies Fore Love annually.
“Since The RSM Classic began in 2010, in coordination with the PGA TOUR and the Davis Love Foundation, we have raised more than $28 million for charities that support education and organizations that support children and families in the areas of hunger, housing and health,” said Andy Bosman, chief marketing officer with RSM US LLP. “Each year more than 90 organizations across the U.S. and in Canada benefit from the generosity of our colleagues and our clients, and the stories of the impact reinforce the importance of stewardship and supporting all of our communities.”
The program begins with the Fortinet Championship at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif., on September 15, and concludes with The RSM Classic in Sea Island, Ga., on November 20, in which the top three players will be awarded the aforementioned totals for charitable donations to children- and/or family-focused charitable organizations of the players’ choice.
Winning players from this year’s RSM Birdies Fore Love program will be encouraged to designate funds to charitable organizations that align with the RSM US Foundation’s mission of building tomorrow’s middle-market leaders and improving the lives of youth.
Last season, players donated their winnings from RSM Birdies Fore Love to multiple charities including Northern Texas PGA Foundation, Minnesota Section PGA Foundation, Cullen Children’s Foundation, Gigi’s Playhouse Fargo, Cook Children’s Hospital, Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Justin Thomas Foundation, Mia’s Miracles, and the Scott and Kim Verplank Foundation, among other deserving organizations.
About PGA TOUR
By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide.
The PGA TOUR, headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, co-sanctions tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Korn Ferry Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica and PGA TOUR Canada. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 29 countries and territories. The PGA TOUR has long-term domestic distribution partnerships for broadcast coverage on CBS, NBC and Golf Channel and video streaming service on ESPN+. Internationally, PGA TOUR coverage is available across 200+ countries and territories in 27 languages via 43 local broadcast partners, in addition to the digital streaming service platform GOLFTV powered by PGA TOUR. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving, and to date, tournaments across all Tours have generated more than $3.37 billion.
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About Birdies Fore Love
Birdies Fore Love is RSM’s charitable giving platform for The RSM Classic, a PGA TOUR event, for which RSM is title sponsor. Through this program, RSM people, supported with a matching donation from the RSM US Foundation, raise funds for deserving charitable organizations focused on enhancing educational outcomes and the quality of life for children and families.
Each year, RSM offices commit to raising funds for local charitable organizations aligned with the missions of the RSM US Foundation and the Davis Love Foundation, the host organization of The RSM Classic. RSM Birdies Fore Love office champions coordinate fun activities that help their respective locations reach fundraising and participation goals.
About RSM US LLP
RSM’s purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues and communities through world-class audit, tax and consulting services focused on middle market businesses. The clients we serve are the engine of global commerce and economic growth, and we are focused on developing leading professionals and services to meet their evolving needs in today’s ever-changing business environment.
RSM US LLP is the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with 51,000 people across 123 countries. For more information, visit rsmus.com, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and/or connect with us on LinkedIn.