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Category: CBM100

March 2, 2021

CBM Senior Auditor Provides Nourishment for the Less Fortunate in Cape Town, South Africa

‘We do not need magic to change the world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. We have the power to imagine better.’ – Chichi Bhene Chichi Bhene, one of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell’s newest team members, wasted no time in contributing to the firm’s CBM100-Charities initiative, a project through which team members serve charitable causes across the Washington, DC metropolitan region or, in Chichi’s case, in South Africa. Chichi, a senior auditor in Cape Town, spent… Read more ›

December 1, 2020

CBM Talent Acquisition Manager Tana Papinova Leads Food Drive for Capital Area Food Bank

From December 1 to December 15, Talent Acquisition Manager Tana Papinova led a donation initiative alongside Firm Administrator Linda Murphy and Document Management Specialist Sal Attanasio for the Capital Area Food Bank. Tana encouraged all staff to fill two donation bins in Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell’s Bethesda and DC offices with canned and non-perishable goods. At the end of the collection period, Tana had several boxes filled with donations for the food bank. She also collected $1,050 in direct donations…. Read more ›

November 23, 2020

CBM Donates 2,500 Meals to DC-Area Individuals and Families Facing Food Insecurity

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) has donated 2,500 meals to customers served by the Capital Area Food Bank. During a year that has tested the health, well-being and food security of countless thousands across the DC metropolitan region, everyone at the firm is grateful for the opportunity to continue its business of serving clients…and giving back when needed. “Our business has remained strong despite the pandemic,” said Peter B. Reilly, CPA, CVA, President and Managing Partner of CBM. “Our… Read more ›

October 5, 2020

CBM Run/Walk Event in Alexandria Raises $1,790 for The Children’s Inn at NIH

by Kathleen Booker, CBM Senior-in-Charge On Sunday, September 27, CBM hosted a charity run/walk in Alexandria, Virginia that raised $1,790 for The Children’s Inn at NIH, a not-for-profit organization that helps provide a safe haven for children undergoing intensive medical treatments and hospitalizations at the National Institutes of Health. The event, organized by CBM Senior-in-Charge Kathleen Booker, continues the firm’s CBM-100 Charities initiative, kicked off late last year, to celebrate the firm’s 100th anniversary. To recognize the many not-for-profits that… Read more ›

September 19, 2020

CBM Supervisor Jessica Rose Cleans Up Satilla River in Georgia

On September 19, Jessica Rose and her husband participated in the annual Satilla River Cleanup in Georgia. The effort gathered 40+ volunteers to help clean up the Satilla River in which 432 plastic bottles, 402 beverage cans, 133 food wrappers and more were collected.  Jessica has been a regular of the clean-up initiative–an image of her cleaning up the river three years ago can be found on their website. The clean-up initiative began in 2014 and has since collected over… Read more ›

September 14, 2020

CBM Principal Jane Ochsman Rowny Leads Initiative to Collect Over 100 Donations for Charity

  CBM Principal Jane Ochsman Rowny launched an initiative in March that took advantage of the current at-home environment all staff have found themselves in and to help the local community in the process. She asked staff to donate to their favorite local charities by cleaning out their closets, drawers, shelves or garages of items they no longer need. The idea was sparked by Jane’s wish to alleviate some of the hardships experienced by those around the country due to… Read more ›

September 9, 2020

CBM Senior Tax Manager Mikki Obreja Leads Tree-Planting Initiative

Senior Tax Manager Mikki Obreja began a team initiative this fall to plant 100 trees around the world in honor of Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell’s 100th anniversary. She encouraged staff to contribute either by planting their own trees or by donating to organizations that plant trees around the world. The movement was motivated by her desire to offset the effects of climate change and provide places of shelter/food for wildlife animals across the globe. Mikki wishes to thank the following… Read more ›

February 11, 2020

CBM Firm Administrator Spearheads Donation of Coats and Other Winter Items to Aid Local Homeless and Underprivileged

As part of CBM’s ongoing CBM100 charitable events, the firm’s administrator Linda Murphy spearheaded and managed the collection of gently worn coats and other winter items such as jackets, scarves and hats during the month of January for Central Union Mission. Central Union Mission is a faith-based not-for-profit organization and the oldest private social service agency–founded in 1884–in Washington, DC. Linda networked throughout the firm to enlist donations, generating several bags full of items from generous team members. As a… Read more ›

January 24, 2020

CBM Bakes Cookies for the Bethesda Fire Department and Montgomery County Police to Show Their Gratitude

On January 21, Senior Tax Accountant Ginger Wu and Tax Manager Brenda Haase led team members Aurora Wheeler, Lorraine Flude, Winnie Yang, Tana Papinova, Abbie Niehoff and Jenny Wang in decorating cookies for the Bethesda Fire Department and Montgomery County Police to show gratitude for keeping the communities they serve safe. The cookies were decorated with the circle from the CBM logo. Brenda spent more than 10 hours baking cookies for the team to decorate. The next day, CBM President… Read more ›

January 11, 2020

CBM Cleans Up Trash from Rock Creek Park in Partnership with Rock Creek Park Conservancy

On January 10, Litigation Support Manager Jordan Egert led CBM staff members Tana Papinova, Pat Drolet, Reema Patel and Kathleen Booker in volunteering at Rock Creek Conservancy’s Rock Creek Park clean-up event. The Conservancy aids in education, restoration, and preservation of Rock Creek’s history and beauty, including 33 miles of creeks. The CBM team combined forces, spending several hours together cleaning up the river banks and wooded areas near Broad Branch Road. Their efforts, combined with those of other volunteers,… Read more ›