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Cherry Bekaert Employees Give Back to Local Communities during 2019 Volunteer Week

calendar iconAugust 29, 2019

Richmond, Virginia (August 29, 2019) – More than 760 Partners and associates of nationally recognized public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) participated in its fourth annual Volunteer Week from July 22-26, 2019.

Reflecting this year’s theme of “Making a Difference in our Communities,” participating associates dedicated their time to various organizations within their communities. Volunteering efforts included Austin, Texas, associates building houses with Habitat for Humanity; South Florida associates refurbishing a teachers’ lounge at a local elementary school with the United Way of Miami-Dade; and Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C., associates spending time at local Boys & Girls Clubs playing sports and board games, and sharing hands-on STEM and reading activities with different age groups. Firm professionals also participated in charitable activities within their office buildings, such as assembling hygiene kits for the homeless, writing letters to soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces, and packing activity kits for families in pediatric areas of local hospitals.

Leading up to Cherry Bekaert’s 2019 Volunteer Week, Partners at the Firm’s annual Partners Meeting in June gave back by assembling Happy Hope Bags®, containing therapeutic activity kits for hospitalized children, with the Message of Hope Foundation. The Bags were donated to several organizations throughout the Southeastern U.S., including Ronald McDonald House.

“We are grateful for our people, who collectively spent more than 2,200 hours with local charitable organizations to make a difference in our communities during our annual Volunteer Week,” said Michelle L. Thompson, CPA, Firm Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m proud of the number of colleagues that step forward every year to give back, which is a reflection of their character and our culture.”

Photos from Cherry Bekaert’s 2019 Volunteer Week were shared on social media with the hashtag #CBVolunteerWeek.