Armanino Foundation Debuts with First Round of Grants to Seven Worthy Organizations

San Ramon, California, UNITED STATES

SAN RAMON, Calif., March 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armanino LLP, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California, today announced the formation of its charitable giving arm, the Armanino Foundation. Created to empower its staff to impact community-based charities, the Armanino Foundation matches each staff contribution two-to-one. Worthy charitable organizations in education, health and social services, animal welfare and the arts are nominated by firm employees and selected by a committee. In its first round of funding, Armanino awarded $20,000 in grants to seven organizations in its communities. The Armanino Foundation plans to make regular donations through grant funding to community groups and charities that make a positive impact.

“Armanino and its team members have always placed high value on community involvement and corporate citizenship. The Armanino Foundation joins our annual Great Give event and additional community service events as a way Armanino staff can make a positive impact in our communities,” said Andy Armanino, managing partner of Armanino LLP. “We are so excited to announce our first round of grants funding a broad group of worthy charitable organizations.  I could not be more proud of the level of support our fundraising efforts have enjoyed from firm partners and staff, who together have exceeded our goals.”

The foundation is directed by a board and committee of 17 members from across the firm.  Its chair, Mary Tressel, director of consulting marketing, oversees grant administration and bylaws. 

First round grant recipients include:

  • Advancement Project -- Promotes new strategies for achieving universal opportunity combined with a racially, socially and economically just democracy.
  • Bet Tzedek -- Provides free, comprehensive legal services for low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles, proving that access to justice makes a difference in people’s lives.
  • Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area -- Dedicated to encouraging the unlimited potential of children and adults with Down Syndrome.
  • Girls, Inc. -- An organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold through direct service and advocacy.
  • Holiday Heroes -- A group that partners with hospitals, businesses, celebrities and others to give children who are hospitalized with critical or chronic illness a well-needed and deserved dose of fun.
  • New Horizons -- A leader in providing many services to the developmentally disabled.
  • Vogel Alcove -- Provides safe and nurturing day care and pre-school services for children 6-weeks-old to 5-years-old experiencing homelessness.

To learn more about the Armanino Foundation and the impact its making in the communities where firm employees live and work, please visit its website.

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