Medical Mutual 2014 Pillar Awards For Community Service, Cincinnati

Sue McPartlin
Managing partner, Cincinnati market
PwC
www.pwc.com

 

Valuable lessons

PwC helps kids understand the world of money 

It’s never too early to learn about financial responsibility and PwC volunteers work to help students in the Cincinnati Public Schools do just that. PwC dedicates extensive volunteer hours to the district each year through its participation in the Accounting for Kids program.

In 2013, volunteers from PwC organized Accounting for Kids Day at Mayerson Academy. The day began with a continental breakfast and an informational meeting before volunteers headed out to their assigned schools to begin the day’s planned games and activities. One of the games was created by the Ohio CPA Foundation and teaches students the fundamentals of responsibly managing their money.

Students each received a certificate to recognize their participation in the program and the day ended with a pizza party for the students and PwC volunteers.

Under the leadership of Sue McPartlin, managing partner for PwC’s Cincinnati market, the firm lives up to the tenets of its national community service philosophy: responsible business, diversity and inclusion, community engagement and environmental stewardship.

Under the umbrella of community engagement, PwC granted $160 million to advance youth education and financial literacy in the United States through the Earn Your Future initiative.

The PwC office in Cincinnati has built strong relationships with the city’s school district, as well as organizations such as Junior Achievement, Newport Primary School, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, St. Francis School and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati.

Local staff members are encouraged to get involved and work toward the broader goal of developing and executing financial literacy initiatives for local youth. ●