UHY Cares Michigan: Their Community Support is Adding Up 150+ Local Charities and Families

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UHY LLP, a certified public accounting firm, operates its charitable giving activities through UHY Cares, an independent nonprofit 501c3 organization.

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UHY LLP, a certified public accounting firm, operates its charitable giving activities through UHY Cares, an independent nonprofit 501c3 organization. Cares, which was incorporated over five years ago, was an idea inspired by employees and is volunteer based. Through UHY Cares, employees are able to give back to the community, including helping individuals going through personal emergencies or hardships. UHY Cares Michigan has provided assistance to over 150 local charities and families and continues to grow this list every year.

UHY Cares is a charitable giving program ran by employees and funded through their own personal donations and fundraising activities such as bake sales, jeans days, raffles, and various contests and competitions. As Cares became more popular internally, they began exploring larger-scale events and initiatives tied to Cares that everyone could be a part of – clients, referral sources, friends of the firms, and others. Some of their annual charity events include a Texas Hold’Em tournament, Opening Day party, and golf outing.

UHY LLP also makes various firm-sponsored contributions throughout the year. Last year, UHY LLP Michigan contributed more than $125,000 to local charity and civic organizations. These proceeds are separate from those raised by the UHY Cares program.

The response to UHY Cares’ programs has been overwhelming. So much so they decided to spread the word even further with the help of outdoor branding. Several UHY Cares billboards were positioned across Southeast Michigan in the first quarter of 2014. “Our team has received a tremendous amount of positive feedback from the community, on both professional and personal levels,” says Tom Callan, committee member of UHY Cares Michigan and managing partner of UHY LLP in the Farmington Hills office. “People are excited to learn about UHY’s involvement in the community and commitment to helping others.”

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UHY LLP, a licensed CPA firm, provides audit and other attest services to public and private companies. UHY Advisors provides tax and consulting services to a variety of sectors. UHY Advisors FLVS provides forensic, valuation, intellectual property, electronic discovery and international arbitration services to law firms and their clients. Many of these services grew from client business needs and their requests for assistance in a variety of areas of expertise.

UHY LLP, operating in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, forms one of the largest professional services firms in the US. While that scale might provide confidence for some clients, others tell us our greatest value is the way we bring these resources to bear to help address today’s evolving business challenges. It’s a philosophy we call “The Next Level of Service”. To learn more visit http://www.uhy-us.com.

All of the above entities are members of UHY International, a global network of independent professional services firms that provide audit, tax and consulting services around the world. UHY International member firms comprise one of the top international accounting networks in the world. As a member firm, we provide our clients with resources in business centers strategically located around the globe. We are an active member in this organization with significant participation that brings the power of an international network to bear for our clients.

UHY LLP is a licensed independent CPA firm that performs attest services in an alternative practice structure with UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities. UHY Advisors, Inc. provides tax and business consulting services through wholly owned subsidiary entities that operate under the name of “UHY Advisors.” UHY Advisors, Inc. and its subsidiary entities are not licensed CPA firms. UHY LLP and UHY Advisors, Inc. are U.S. members of Urbach Hacker Young International Limited, a UK company, and form part of the international UHY network of legally independent accounting and consulting firms. “UHY” is the brand name for the UHY international network. Any services described herein are provided by UHY LLP and/or UHY Advisors (as the case may be) and not by UHY or any other member firm of UHY. Neither UHY nor any member of UHY has any liability for services provided by other members.

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