2% Club – KPMG Denver Community Efforts and Involvement

As an audit, tax, and advisory firm, KPMG depends on the mutually supportive relationships we establish with our communities. That is why "We are committed to our communities" is one of our core values. It is at the heart of our business and culture. On a national level, KPMG LLP, has many firm-wide initiatives we support, including the RBI program (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) and KPMG’s Family for Literacy program, which raises money to buy new books for underprivileged children. To help encourage employees to give back to their local communities, KPMG has a Volunteer Time Release program, allowing eligible employees to volunteer one hour per month, up to a maximum of 12 hours per fiscal year, during normal business hours. In 2007, KPMG employees donated more than 150,000 hours of community service through this firm program.

Locally, the KPMG Denver office has a variety of involvements and local organizations that we support. Most recently, KPMG Denver was honored to receive Mile High United Way's (MHUW) very prestigious 2008 Champion of Hope Award. The award represents the MHUW's highest tribute for community service, honoring both an outstanding giving campaign and a comprehensive commitment to the community.

Other recent KPMG Denver office community achievements and involvements include:

  • Launched the Denver branch of KPMG’s Family for Literacy program, partnering with FirstBook to provide new books to underprivileged children.
  • Denver employees donated 83 pints of blood to the Bonfils Blood Center during five blood drives in the Denver office in 2007.
  • Organized employee fundraising and participation in the Denver Dumb Friends League annual Furry Scurry fun run at Washington Park, Colorado MS 150 Bike Ride along the Front Range to support Multiple Sclerosis, 2007 Eugene O’Kelly Chasing Daylight Tour to benefit the American Cancer Society, and the annual Denver Komen Race for the Cure with proceeds benefiting the Komen Foundation.
  • Denver office employees prepared and served quarterly meals at the Ronald McDonald House, which accommodates up to 30 families who have critically ill children in Children’s Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital.
  • A long tradition of helping with Junior Achievement, which helps encourage young people to learn the economics of life through free enterprise education.
  • Interns and employees spent a full day of building for the Habitat for Humanity at the Tollgate Crossing project in Aurora, Colorado, and also helped fundraise for the organization.