Creating opportunities for our communities is not just a goal for CohnReznick. It’s a core component of our mission statement. Whether it’s conducting charitable giving programs in our neighborhoods or supporting national charities in fulfilling their missions, CohnReznick is active. What do you care about? Let’s make a difference.
Charitable involvement is part of our culture. All employees from every level in our firm participate in initiatives through CohnReznick CARES — our platform dedicated to Community, Advocacy, Responsibility, Education, and Service. The scale of our efforts is such that all activities fall under the stewardship of CohnReznick's National CohnReznick CARES Committee which ensures that our undertakings are successful.
Local activities supporting diverse organizations
- American Cancer Society
- American Heart Association
- Breast Cancer Awareness
- City Harvest
- Community Food Bank
- Crisis Assistance Ministries
- Habitat for Humanity
- Junior Achievement
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- Muscular Dystrophy Association
- Newark Holiday Fund
- No Kid Hungry
- Partners for Parks
- Police Athletic League
- Red Nose Day
25 Impactful Ways to Pay It Forward with $25
Inspired by the movie about a boy who does good deeds and asks recipients to do good for others in return, CohnReznick created its Pay It Forward initiative. Every year, the Firm gives employees $25 extra in their paychecks and asks that they use the money to make a difference in their communities. Risa Lavine, CohnReznick Chief of Staff, calls it an “act of kindness initiative that shows all levels of giving can make a meaningful impact.”
Pay It Forward coincides with CohnReznick Day (October 10), a day the Firm sets aside to recognize its people, clients, and communities. It’s our way of celebrating our Firm by giving back to others.
Corporate-level support through the CohnReznick Foundation
At the national level, CohnReznick hosts golf tournaments, bowl-a-thons, and other fundraising events through the CohnReznick Foundation. Established in 2000, the CohnReznick Foundation primarily supports children and youth-related charities as well as other organizations that have special meaning to our local offices. Major beneficiaries include:
SPECIAL OPERATIONS WARRIOR FOUNDATION
Giving college scholarships, financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel killed in the line of duty, and immediate financial assistance to those severely wounded.
MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION
Granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. CohnReznick is the foundation’s leading corporate donor in New Jersey.
JOE TORRE SAFE AT HOME FOUNDATION
Providing skills to thousands of middle- and high-school students in abusive family environments, enabling them to recognize abuse, overcome fear and get help.
25 ideas to add impact to your charitable giving