In the Community
We’re accountants. But we’re also teachers, coaches and community builders who are passionate about giving back to others. This philosophy has been part of the firm since its founding in 1919. As Julius H. Cohn said, "If you do your best to serve faithfully your community, your clients, and your associates, success will most surely follow."
CohnReznick's National Social Impact Committee keeps that directive at the center of our culture by coordinating the firm's philanthropic commitments at a national level, working with each firm office to promote volunteerism, community service and charitable giving at a local level, and recognizing those in our firm who are role models in service to their communities.
In addition, CohnReznick's “Pay it Forward” initiative further develops community commitment. Each December, employees are given an extra financial incentive which they are encouraged to “pay forward” to an organization of their choice. In many cases, these initial contributions have laid the foundation for sustained giving and deeper involvement with the organization's goals.
CohnReznick employees and our 25 offices give their time, resources and talents to dozens of charities that address a wide range of issues. In addition to those individual and local efforts, CohnReznick is proud to support four organizations helping those in particular need:
Founded in 2002 by baseball legend Joe Torre and his wife, Ali, the Safe at Home Foundation helps thousands of middle- and high-school students who live in abusive family environments learn the skills they need to recognize abuse, overcome their fears and get help. With programs in New York and Los Angeles, Safe at Home also sponsors anti-violence campaigns, developmental workshops focusing on coping and leadership skills, and educational forums for school staff and parents.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation enriches the lives of children with life-threatening medical conditions by granting them wishes that give them laughter, strength, hope and joy. CohnReznick is proud to be the leading corporate donor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey and to have helped grant the wishes of more than 100 children in the state.
CohnReznick partner Anthony Zecca is one of the co-founders of this organization, which provides 100 percent of the funding for the Orphans and Vulnerable Children Program of the Medhen Social Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The program provides educational, nutritional, housing, medical and financial support to nearly 1,000 children orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation provides college scholarships, financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in the line of duty. It also provides immediate financial assistance to Special Operations personnel severely wounded in the global war on terror.