ICPAS Time and Talent Volunteerism Award
GGI member firm Mowery & Schoenfeld has been named the recipient of the Illinois CPA Society’s 2021 Time and Talent Volunteerism Award. This award recognises the firm’s outstanding service on Illinois CPA Society volunteer initiatives and is presented to one firm each year.
“Community impact is one of our firm’s core values. We launched M&S Cares in 2014 to formalise our commitment to making a tangible and measurable difference. We are honoured to receive this recognition,” said Managing Partner, Jeff Mowery.
Faced with the challenges of coming together from a distance, Mowery & Schoenfeld’s M&S Cares initiative found creative ways to fuel participation in team building. Socially-distanced volunteer events and holiday drives kept us active and together.
The firm hosted a virtual 5K to celebrate this year’s ICPAS Day of Service. This unique, socially distanced activity, designed to feel like a real, organised race, included branded race kits mailed to participants. Each kit contained a medal, race bib, finish-line tape, and the Day of Service shirt. They were sent to our team and any member of their inner circle who wanted to participate.
For the race, participants picked their favourite exercise location to run, walk, bike, or skip their way to the finish line. The theme of the race was “5K for Our Top 5”, and all funds raised or donated were matched 2-for-1 by the Firm. These donations went toward the five charities M&S Cares works most closely with each year: Keeping Families Covered, Arden Shore, Bernie’s Book Bank, The Sports Shed, and Feed My Starving Children.
Mowery & Schoenfeld has participated in the ICPAS Day of Service each year. The firm donates over 500 service hours annually, between individual participation in events, weekly volunteer sessions in small groups, and large, firm-wide volunteer events. With the mission “Helping Charities Help Children”, the initiative focuses its efforts on serving charities that enrich the lives of children in the community.
While last year’s pandemic presented challenges, the firm’s volunteer efforts and outstanding team members remained agile and adapted to the new environment.
To learn more about our M&S Cares programme, please check out our website. We also share updates and photos through social media.
We take culture seriously, providing a supportive environment focused on growth. In 2020, our Firm was named a Best Firms to Work For by Accounting Today, a Best Firms for Women by Accounting Today, and a Best Place to Work in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business. Mowery & Schoenfeld offers comprehensive tax, assurance, transaction advisory, outsourced accounting, wealth management, international onboarding, and business advisory services, as well as managed IT services through our partnership with Xamin, Inc.
Jeffery L. MoweryGGI member firm
Mowery & Schoenfeld LLC
Auditing & Accounting, Tax
Lincolnshire (IL), USA
T: +1 847 247 89 59
Published: GGI Insider, No. 114, July 2021