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The joy of giving

February 16, 2015 / 2 min read

Several years ago, we formed Plante Moran Cares as a way to encourage staff to rally around a particular cause and donate time, treasure, and talent to those in need. This year, we approached things a little differently; we asked each office to select the charity it would support. Staff nominated the causes that were important to them, and those that received the most votes prevailed. This means that, for the first time since Plante Moran Cares began, we’re proud to support 17 deserving charities within our geographic footprint.

We’re about halfway through our 2014–2015 year, and I’m excited to report that staff have really amped up the creativity this year. For example:

I love hearing these stories that demonstrate how our endlessly creative staff are supporting the causes important to them. It’s amazing how doing something positive for others can awaken within you a desire to do more. Giving really becomes a joy, and seeing the effects of your efforts only makes you want to up the ante. It’s heartening to see our staff inspire each other and their communities with their ideas and generosity.

How about you? How do you give back to the community? Any particularly creative fundraising ideas you’d like to share?

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