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Category: CBM100

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 ›

January 3, 2020

CBM Prepares Meals for Homeless Shelters and Transitional Homes in Partnership with DC Central Kitchen

On January 2, Staff Accountant Derya Gazioglu gathered CBM staff members John Shlesinger, Bhavin Patel, Grace Song, Mikki Obreja, Minji Kim and Michael Corvelli to volunteer at the DC Central Kitchen, a charitable organization which “was founded in 1989 by a young nightclub manager named Robert Egger. Robert’s idea for a ‘central kitchen’ involved picking up wasted food, turning it into balanced meals for shelters and nonprofits and using that process to train jobless adults in the culinary arts .”… Read more ›

December 13, 2019

CBM Donates More Than 100 Toys to The Children’s Inn at NIH During the Firm’s Annual Toy Drive

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell kicked off its annual toy drive in mid-November in support of The Children’s Inn at NIH, a residential facility located on the grounds of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD, that allows families with seriously ill children participating in research at the NIH to stay free of charge. With just over 100 team members at the firm, project lead Martina Childress, who serves as CBM’s editor and senior proofreader, challenged colleagues to each contribute… Read more ›

December 5, 2019

CBM Tax Practice Director Serves 300 Meals for So Others May Eat

In the words of CBM tax practice director, Richard Morris…. I didn’t know that December 3 was Giving Tuesday when I volunteered to help St Peter’s parish in Olney serve the noon meal at So Others Might Eat in Washington, D.C. but I did know it was the 493rd straight month my parish had done so.* While I’d been making a pot of chili and freezing it 11 or 12 times a year for SOME for 20+ years, I’d never… Read more ›

November 5, 2019

CBM Raises Awareness for Critical Health Issue by Participating in 2019 Race to End Women’s Cancer

On Sunday, November 3, CBM Audit Supervisor, Lori Reynolds participated in the National Race to End Women’s Cancer, and annual Washington, DC-based race, which seeks to raise $500,000 for research purposes as well as awareness for the work of the Foundation for Women’s Cancer. The foundation has successfully generated $8.5 million in different research grant awards over the years, all dedicated toward supporting them the fight for a cure for women’s gynecological cancers. “Finding a cure for women’s cancer has… Read more ›

November 5, 2019

Meal Assembly by CBM Team Members Supports Thousands of Hospital Patients in Yemen

On Saturday, November 2, CBM’s Assistant Controller Lisa Sippel and Tax Process Manager Lucy Gomez joined a large group of volunteers from the McLean Rotary Club to assemble meals in support of Rise Against Hunger, an organization that provides millions of meals to those in need in developing nations around the world. The meals prepared during their event, which consisted of soy beans, dried vegetables, rice and vitamin packets, went to help patients hospitalized in the nation of Yemen. Despite… Read more ›

October 29, 2019

CBM Professionals Fundraise by Running the 2019 Marine Corps 10K In Support of The Children’s Inn at NIH

On a Sunday, October 27 morning which was, depending on any given moment, either wet from an intermittent downpour or warm whenever the rain let up, Executive Vice President Dan Weaver led CBM staff members, Jordan Egert, Abbie Niehoff and Joe Kovacs in their second annual Marine Corps 10K, in fundraising support of The Children’s Inn at NIH. Dan serves on the board of directors of The Children’s Inn, a not-for-profit residence that provides support for families with seriously ill… Read more ›

October 18, 2019

CBM Presentation Inspires Donations in Support of Mid-County United Ministries

CBM Executive Vice President Debbie May generated $400 in donations for Mid-County United Ministries by developing an inspired lunch networking and presentation event on Thursday, October 17 featuring guest speaker Susy Elder Murphy. Murphy, owner of Debra Levy Eldercare Associates, led a presentation at CBM’s Bethesda, MD office for retirement-aged individuals, or those nearing retirement, on financial and life decision-making at the end of one’s career. One key focus area was whether to remain in one’s home or move to… Read more ›