Submitted by KPMG
WASHINGTON, D.C. - November 19, 2008 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) announced today that KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, received a Corporate Citizenship Award at BCLC's 9th annual dinner and celebration last night at the National Building Museum. KPMG's award is in the prestigious category of Corporate Stewardship, Large Business.
"KPMG is a role model in the business community and we're happy the company received this award," said BCLC Executive Director Stephen Jordan. "At the same time it remains successful as a business, KPMG also brings to bear its expertise and influence to have a significant impact on our society and communities."
KPMG's community service initiatives deliver educational benefits to youth from K-12 to post-graduate levels. The core focus is on education and bridging the gaps in workforce readiness. KPMG helps meet a compelling national and worldwide need, supports the business priority of attracting and developing top talent, and strengthens the communities where it does business. Its innovative strategies include partnering with Major League Baseball to help youth develop academic, life, and athletic skills; partnering with nonprofit group First Book to give low-income youth access to books; and investing in ways to increase minority participation in business education through such programs as the PhD Project, which offers scholarships to increase the diversity of business school faculty.
"Our commitment to be responsible corporate citizens is a key driver of KPMG's business. It's part of our relationships with clients; it shapes the experiences of our people, and inspires us to be a positive force in the communities where we live and work," said Timothy P. Flynn, KPMG Chairman and CEO.
A distinguished panel of corporate citizenship experts chaired by Harvard Business professor Michael Porter chose KPMG as the award recipient. U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue presented the award. Other finalists in the Corporate Stewardship, Large Business category were Bank of America, Pilot Travelers Center LLC, Siemens USA and Verizon Communications. Awards Dinner photographs are available at www.uschamber.com/press/photos.
BCLC is a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is the Chamber's voice and resource for the social and philanthropic interests of the business community. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region. www.uschamber.com/bclc/awards
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm (www.us.kpmg.com), is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International's member firms have 123,000 professionals, including more than 7,100 partners, in 145 countries. One of KPMG's key priorities is helping its employees succeed and take part in the communities in which they live and work. KPMG collaborates with national nonprofit organizations on national events, volunteer activities and fundraising efforts. Through its national community volunteer program, Involve, KPMG supports its partners and employees in their individual volunteer endeavors by providing the framework and the support to carry out their personal visions of volunteerism. www.us.kpmg.com/about/community.asp
KPMG LLP, the audit, tax and advisory firm, is the U.S. member firm of KPMG International. KPMG International's member firms have 113,000 professionals, including 6,800 partners, in 148 countries.
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