Connolly Employees and Owners Rally to Raise Funds for Japan Relief Efforts

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Connolly employees and the company’s owners donated more than $30,000 to the American Red Cross for assistance with Japan’s disaster relief efforts. Connolly is the largest privately held recovery audit firm in the world with 23 offices located throughout the U.S. and in the UK and Canada.

Connolly employees and the company’s owners donated more than $30,000 to the American Red Cross for assistance with Japan’s disaster relief efforts. Connolly issued a company-wide bulletin shortly after the March 11 earthquake, describing the devastation and offering an organized avenue through which employees could join together to help. The privately held company has 23 offices throughout the U.S. and in Canada and the U.K. as well as remote locations from which auditors work. There are just over 800 employees.

“Our employees’ response was phenomenal,” Connolly HR Manager Mitch Podob said. He coordinated the fundraising effort from the company’s Audit Support Center in Wilton, CT. “Many of our audit sites, and those in remote locations, supported the effort and held individual fundraising events including raffles of homemade brownies, gift basket donations and more,” he said. “Then the owners generously offered to match the funds donated by the employees.” Connolly had set a goal of raising $3,000 over a ten day period. Instead, employees donated and raised more than $15,000 and the owners matched it dollar-for-dollar for a total donation of $30,642.

The American Red Cross’ David Wolff, Chief Development Officer, Connecticut Region came to the Wilton, CT Audit Support Center on Monday, April 25, to accept the donation. “We are very grateful for this donation, which will directly support the relief work in Japan,” he said. “The Japanese Red Cross is very organized and will know just how to use the funds to make the biggest impact. This donation is beautiful, really incredible,” he added.

About Connolly - Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, with offices throughout the US, Canada and the UK, Connolly Inc. is the world’s largest privately-held provider of recovery audit services. With more than 800 employees serving over 100 clients, Connolly reviews over a trillion transactions annually and recovers nearly a billion dollars a year in overpayments for its clients through its three lines of business - Healthcare, Retail and Commercial. In addition, Connolly reviews contracts for non-compliance and offers process improvement recommendations that mitigate future financial losses. Connolly was founded in 1979 and currently provides services for 19 of the top 20 U.S. retailers and seven of the top eight healthcare payers. Connolly maintains a 97% Customer Satisfaction rating, is consistently listed on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing, private companies in America, and has twice been named “One of the Best Places to Work in Connecticut.” Connolly is a trademark of Connolly, Inc. Copyright © 2011


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