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PM Cares: Providing community support close to home

July 18, 2021 Article 2 min read

PM Cares provides our staff with the opportunity to make a difference in the communities where we live and work. While it’s a firmwide initiative, the focus is localized and grass-roots, empowering office-based efforts that demonstrate our “We Care” attitude.

Image of crowd cheeringAt Plante Moran, we care. Not just about our staff and clients, but about the communities where we live and work. And with more than 3,300 staff, we have a lot of time and talent to offer, and we make a pretty big impact. Consider these numbers:
  • 15. The amount of days our Chicago office was able to provide complete care for a disabled child via their charity, Almost Home Kids.
  • 70. The number of Easter baskets that Auburn Hills funded for children in their community.
  • 30. The number of needy children who had gifts under their trees last December thanks to the Columbus office. 
  • 16. The number of families in Macomb County who are affected by cancer who had their household bills paid by the Macomb office.
  • 300 hours over two days. The amount of time donated by Rocky Mountain Region staff to help the Children’s Hospital of Colorado put on one of their biggest fundraisers of the year.
  • 1 year. The amount of time the Schaumburg office was able to provide nutritious breakfasts to children who would otherwise go without. 

As you can see, you can find PMers supporting their communities in multiple ways, from volunteer activities, participating in walks and runs, and holding positions on nonprofit boards, all in the name of our grassroots community service initiative, Plante Moran Cares. 

How does the program work? The firm has a core PM Cares committee that receives support and direction from the firm’s management team. The committee — composed of PM Cares captains from each office — selects an annual theme for offices to rally around and works with selected charities to coordinate local activities. 

PM Cares is about more than raising money. It’s a chance for staff to share their time and talent and really get involved. 

Currently, we're partnering with our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion council to tie PM Cares to our Year of Understanding, our internal firmwide initiative where we provide staff a do-it-yourself education via a variety of resources — such as articles, events, and trainings — to help understand cultural differences and become allies and advocates. Our goal for this year is to help those who are underrepresented in our communities. The charities selected by each of our offices align with various characteristics of diversity. A few of the organization we’re supporting this year are OneGoal, Youth Opportunities Unlimited, and  Racquet Up Detroit.

“I appreciate that PM Cares allows us to make a difference locally while still being part of a firmwide goal,” one staff member said. “Whether you’re in Plante Moran’s Cincinnati office, Denver, Chicago, or Traverse City, PM Cares is something staff can bond over. We know that together we’re making a big difference.” 

PM Cares is about more than raising money. It’s a chance for staff to share their time and talent and really get involved. Since its inception, we’ve supported more than 200 organizations with missions as varied as supporting our troops, feeding the hungry, ending domestic violence, promoting literacy, building life skills, childhood enrichment, and helping the less fortunate. 

We’ve seen real creativity, hard work, and heart going to support PM Cares events across the firm. It’s an opportunity for us to give back and show that “We Care” is more than a Plante Moran motto — it’s a way of life.

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