As a Top 40 Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm and a company often voted as a Best Place to Work, Kearney & Company, P.C. (Kearney) recruits and hires college students into the Summer Internship Program to acclimate us into the company culture, familiarize us with the accounting and consulting industries, and further the clarity of our respective future career paths. Concurrent to our work on various engagements, interns are required to organize, manage, and perform a community service project.
During our Internship Orientation in early June, Kearney’s 2014 Summer Interns, decided to focus our fundraising efforts on PeacePlayers International (PPI). Since Kearney is family owned business, we were looking for a nonprofit organization with similar values, including teamwork and actively helping others achieve. We also wanted to support an organization that was “close-to-home” with an influence reaching far and away. Throughout our brainstorming and research, PPI became the top choice as a cause with a world-wide outreach, founded by brothers from Washington, D.C.
Our fundraising efforts included two company events – a Happy Hour and a Bowling Night. We had overwhelming attendance at both events and Kearney employees had a wonderful time together while supporting our great cause. We also sold raffle tickets throughout the summer for themed-baskets that we filled with goodies, including a Date Night basket, Barbeque basket, Movie Night basket, and Breakfast basket.
From the beginning, our goal was to raise $2,500 – enough to sponsor a 1-day tournament. Through our events and raffle ticket sales, along with friends and family making donations through our CrowdRise account, our efforts exceeded all expectations, raising over $3,200! Along with a generous dollar-for-dollar match from Kearney & Company Executive Leadership, we will be donating over $6,500 to PeacePlayers International! We are thrilled to be able to contribute to such a tremendous organization that is helping children learn to play and live together all over the world. Thank you to the staff at PPI for all you do!
A special thankts to the Kearney & Company’s 2014 Summer Interns: Mark Brown, Maria Carone, Daniel George, Gary Gonzalez, Alicia Hayes, Andrea Jimcosky, Sam Lockwood, Anthony Maiello, Bridget Stokes, and Erin Stuhlmiller.