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Deloitte Honors Employee Volunteers -- Firm Contributes $50,000 to Non-Profits Selected by Award Recipients

Deloitte Honors Employee Volunteers -- Firm Contributes $50,000 to Non-Profits Selected by Award Recipients

Published 11-10-03

Submitted by Deloitte

NEW YORK -- Deloitte, one of the nation's leading professional services firms, today announced the 10 winners of its 2003 Community Impact Awards. The annual awards celebrate the firm’s long tradition of community service and recognize the outstanding dedication of the firm’s people to improving the quality of life in their communities. In honor of the winners’ commitment to their communities, Deloitte will contribute a total of $50,000 to charitable organizations of each winner’s choice – double the amount contributed last year.

Partners, employees and even retired partners, from across the firm were nominated for the awards, demonstrating both their passion for community involvement and their encouragement of others to embrace volunteerism. The six-week nomination period culminated with nearly 500 entries. The 10 winners include:

  • Lucy Attner, director of operations for the Central Atlantic region, from the McLean, VA office, who will direct the firm’s donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of the National Capital Area

  • Joe Delaney, director of alumni relations for the Northeast Region, from the New York office, who will direct the firm’s donation to Virtual Enterprise International, a program that helps high school students run simulated companies and prepares them for working in a real business environment

  • Stacy Denton, a tax senior associate from the Atlanta office, who will direct the firm’s donation to the Atlanta Humane Society

  • Yvette Ellis, a marketing manager from the Chicago office, who will direct the firm’s donation to the Inspiration Café, an organization that provides meals and other services to the hungry and homeless in Chicago

  • Tom Flanagan, a partner from the Chicago office, who will direct the firm’s donation to The Boys & Girls Clubs of America

  • Girard Healy, a tax senior manager from the Boston office, who will direct the firm’s donation to Hospitality Homes, an organization that provides free housing to the families of patients who travel to Boston for medical treatment

  • Norman Kerth, a retired partner from the New Orleans office, who will direct the firm’s donation to The Catholic Foundation for the Archbishop’s Community Appeal
  • Mary Ellen Rodgers, managing partner of the Grand Rapids, MI office, who will direct the firm’s donation to St. John’s Home, a residential treatment facility for abused and neglected children

  • David Thoen, a senior manager in human capital consulting from the Minneapolis office, who will direct the firm’s donation to the Charities Challenge, which promotes fitness, and funds organizations working to cure diabetes and other life-threatening illnesses

  • John Viele, a senior manager in strategic procurement services from the Wilton, CT office, who will direct the firm’s donation to the Eli Whitney Museum, which provides experimental building projects, materials and guidance to children

    “Community involvement is integral to our firm,” remarked James H. Quigley, Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte. “The individuals receiving these awards are representative of thousands more across the country who work hard to improve their communities. We are so pleased to honor their efforts by contributing to the non-profits with whom they do such meaningful work.”

    “Our people are role models in the community,” said Anne Rouse Sudduth, National Director of Community Involvement for the professional services firm. “They truly impact social change and motivate others to get involved, as well. The Community Impact Awards program is a wonderful way to recognize their efforts and to underscore the value Deloitte places on community service.”

    Deloitte is widely recognized as a leader in groundbreaking human resource programs and community involvement. Known as one of the best places to work, Deloitte fosters a culture that is diverse, open, inclusive and flexible. The firm considers community involvement a business imperative and encourages its people to volunteer their time and talent.

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    Deloitte, one of the nation’s leading professional services firms, provides audit, tax, financial advisory services and consulting through nearly 30,000 people in more than 80 U.S. cities. The firm is dedicated to helping its clients and its people excel. Known as an employer of choice for innovative human resources programs, Deloitte has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” by Fortune magazine for six consecutive years. “Deloitte” refers to Deloitte & Touche LLP and affiliated entities. Deloitte is the US member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is a Swiss Verein (association), and, as such, neither Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu nor any of its member firms has any liability for each other’s acts or omissions. Each of the member firms is a separate and independent legal entity operating under the name “Deloitte,” "Deloitte & Touche," "Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu" or other related names. The services described herein are provided by the US member firm and not by the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Verein. For more information, please visit Deloitte’s web site at

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