Baker Tilly Virchow Krause sponsors $300,000 Calvary Women’s Services dinner

26 July 2017

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause has helped raise more than $300,000 for Calvary Women’s Services by sponsoring the Hope Awards Dinner. The US-based homeless charity focuses on supporting dispossessed women in crisis.

The US arm of international professional services network Baker Tilly, recently took part in the corporate sponsorship of the Hope Awards Dinner, the 16th Annual edition of its kind, in Washington DC. This year the dinner was in benefit of a local charity, Calvary Women’s Services (CWS). Fifteen Baker Tilly employees attended the dinner, including Colleen Wevodau, Assurance Senior Manager in the real estate practice and Calvary board member.

CWS is a Washington DC-based charity focused on supporting and empowering homeless women in the DC area with a range of services, including education programmes focused on housing, health, employment. The charity, which was founded in 1983, offers 'a safe, caring place for tonight; support, hope and change for tomorrow.'

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause sponsors 300,000 dinner for Calvary Womens Services

The benefit dinner for CWS was hailed a roaring success, with more than $300,000 raised by attendees and corporate sponsors. Baker Tilly was present with a force of 15, including Raina Rose Tagle, a Partner in the firm’s risk, internal audit and cybersecurity practice, and Thomas Tagle, a Partner in the government contractor advisory services practice.

Aside from raising funds for the charity, the dinner was also an opportunity to honour stalwarts of regional cultural life, including civil rights activitst Dolores Huerta.She was responsible for co-founding United Farm Workers (formerly the National Farmworkers Association), and her work included empowering women and defending workers' rights in a period of considerable unrest in the US. The award was presented by the US’ first Latina Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto.

Commenting on Baker Tilly Virchow Krause’s corporate social responsibility commitment, Todd Stokes, a Managing Partner at the firm, said, “Calvary does an outstanding job of empowering women. Their mission resonates with many of us here at Baker Tilly, as demonstrated by the personal involvement of our team members.”

As Chair of the firm’s Development Committee meanwhile, Colleen Wevodau remarked, “I hope you have been moved by what you have seen and heard. Carry these stories forward so that more people are aware of the amazing things that are happening in our community. Women are transforming their lives.”


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RSM welcomes golfing legend as new brand ambassador

26 February 2019

Professional golfer Colin Montgomerie will become a brand ambassador for mid-tier professional services firm RSM. The sponsorship deal is the latest in RSM’s drive to build brand awareness across its international network through its golf partnership strategy.

With its reputation for being the recreational activity of choice for businesspeople the world over, as well as a common way of hosting informal deal brokering, golf sponsorship has been seen as a key way for professional services firms to promote their brands. Thanks to this, global auditing and advisory player RSM has fostered an extensive and continuing relationship with professional golf over the years.

The firm sponsors the European Tour, along with individuals like rising golf star Andrew Sullivan, Paul Waring, Zach Johnson, Chris Kirk, and former Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III. Now, RSM has added to its growing roster of golf sponsorships with the news that Colin Montgomerie has joined Team RSM.

RSM welcomes Colin Montgomerie as new brand ambassador

Known fondly by commentators as ‘Monty’, the Glasgow-born golfer turned pro in 1987, and has enjoyed a decorated three decades since. Montgomerie held the rank of Europe’s number one player for an unbeaten seven-year run, going unbeaten in eight Ryder Cup singles matches and captaining the victorious 2010 European Ryder Cup team. In 2005, he was awarded an OBE for services to sport, and he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of fame in 2013.

Montgomerie will now wear RSM-branded clothing during tournaments, while acting as an ambassador for the firm during media and personal engagements. He will continue to play on the main and seniors tours in Europe and the Champions Tour in the United States, in this capacity.

Commenting on his new role, Montgomerie said, “I am delighted and very excited to be joining RSM as a golf ambassador, representing them on both the European Tour and in the USA on the PGA Tour Champions. To be partnering with RSM at this time in my career, and at the same time as their success continues to grow is something I am very much looking forward to being a part of.”

David Gwilliam, Chief Executive Officer at RSM UK, added, “Colin is a great ambassador for the game of golf, and I am delighted that he has agreed to take on the role of ambassador for the RSM brand. He has a loyal worldwide fanbase, he is a consummate professional and he embodies RSM's core values. We look forward to being part of his continued success as a member of Team RSM.”