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Category: CBM100

September 29, 2021

CBM Sorts 1,450 Pounds of Food for Families Facing Hunger and Food Insecurity in Montgomery County

Before leading a CBM volunteer activity at the organization’s Gaithersburg, MD warehouse on Monday, September 27, CBM Marketing Director Joe Kovacs first became aware of the Manna Food Center in March 2020 shortly after the pandemic sent thousands of employees across the Washington, DC metropolitan region to home office. “I knew this event would have a huge impact on a lot of people,” said Joe, “but the truth is that the pandemic didn’t just create hunger across Montgomery County, it… Read more ›

September 22, 2021

CBM Team Member Malcolm Jones Partners with Office Supplies Store to Direct School Supplies to DC Metro-Area Students

As the father of a young boy, CBM administrative team member Malcolm Jones knows the importance of classrooms with sufficient school supplies. For two consecutive years, as part of his CBM100-Charities initiative, Malcolm partnered with the office supplies store, Staples, to deliver classroom materials to underprivileged children in schools throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region. The initiative began last year after the pandemic started when Malcolm worked with Staples to arrange for the delivery of desks to students attending virtual… Read more ›

September 17, 2021

CBM Partners with Together We Rise and CONCERN4KIDS As They Put Together Sweet Cases for Foster Children

Deborah May and Tana Papinova collaborated together to help foster children when they move from one home to another. They and other CBM staff members, Sue-Jane Haight, Malcolm Jones, April Roberts, Sal Attanasio and Thomas Caggiano, put sweet cases together that were ordered from Together We Rise which then were donated to CONCERN4KIDS. The sweet cases were ordered though Together We Rise, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care. This organization created the Sweet… Read more ›

September 9, 2021

CBM Team Members Coordinate Donation of Textbooks and Other Educational Resources to Washington, DC Elementary School Classroom

Students in the Washington, DC public schools system benefited from the coordinated donation of $500 worth of textbooks and educational supports to the DC Education Fund, a group that backs cutting-edge initiatives with the potential to generate systemic change. The Fund’s investments have transformed the DC public school system into one of the fastest-improving school districts in the nation. Senior Accounting Specialist Anne Hayes and Administrative Assistant Shanta Jordan combined efforts for their CBM100-Charities event to solicit $285 from individual… Read more ›

April 1, 2021

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. and Team Members Donate $1,170 to Honor Women’s History Month

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), a Bethesda, MD-based accounting and advisory firm, and individual team members, donated $1,170 to several organizations to honor Women’s History Month in March. The campaign, spearheaded by D-PATH, an internal employee affinity group dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion, is part of CBM100-Charities, a two-year initiative to celebrate the firm’s 100th anniversary through team-wide charitable giving and volunteerism. Donations benefited the Women’s Economic Future Fund, the DC chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women’s… Read more ›

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 ›