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CohnReznick Foundation Donates $150,000 for Charities at 25th Anniversary Golf Invitational


6/17/16

Foundation celebrates 25 years of charitable giving with special guest Joe Torre

NEW YORK, NY – CohnReznick LLP, one of the largest accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the U.S., through its CohnReznick Foundation and CohnReznick CARES initiative, donated a total of $150,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) and the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation at its milestone 25th Anniversary Charity Golf Invitational held on June 13, 2016 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, NJ. Over the past 25 years, the CohnReznick Foundation’s outing has raised in excess of $2.5 million for charitable organizations with more than $1.6 million of that going to these two organizations in recent years.

Longtime supporter Capital One Commercial Banking was the presenting sponsor of the outing, which hosted more than 100 golfers and special guests. Other major sponsors included Lord Abbett, Quattuor Capital Partners of Raymond James, and Zenith Marketing Group.

Steve Adubato, Joe Torre, Frank P. LongobardiThe CohnReznick Foundation supports children in need, from young children to college students. SOWF provides college scholarship grants, financial aid, and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident. The Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation is devoted to ending the cycle of domestic violence and loss of life through Margaret's Place and other programs, including school-wide anti-violence campaigns, developmental workshops focusing on coping and leadership skills, and educational forums for school staff and parents.

CohnReznick spokesperson and 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Joe Torre attended the morning activities, offering his appreciation for the support his organization receives from the many charitable people who attended. Mr. Torre mingled with guests and took photos, while sharing a few stories with the participants.

Attending the event and speaking on behalf of SOWF was Vice Admiral Joe Maguire, U.S. Navy, Retired, President and CEO of SOWF. Before joining SOWF, Admiral Maguire served as Deputy Director for Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center in Washington and was a career Naval Special Warfare Officer (SEAL) retiring as Vice Admiral.

Speaking on behalf of the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation during the evening program was Yolanda Jimenez, Executive Director. Ms. Jimenez has devoted over 30 years to a career in public service, and recently served as Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence. She was also Commissioner of Community Affairs for the NYC Police Department.

Donation checks were presented to both charities by Frank P. Longobardi, CEO of CohnReznick; Ken Young, President of the CohnReznick Foundation; and John Corsaro, a CohnReznick partner and chairman of the outing.

“To be in the position to host this very special 25th anniversary event is something that we are extremely proud of as a Firm. Everyone here shares in our commitment to supporting the tireless efforts of these two special charities,” said Longobardi.

Frank Longobardi, John Corsaro, Ken Young, Vice Admiral Joe Maguire, Yolanda Jimenez, Julie Murawski, Jillian CeravoloSteve Adubato, Emmy Award-winning PBS anchor, media analyst, author, and executive coach, was the evening's master of ceremonies and conducted an exciting live auction that included such packages as seats in the WB Mason luxury box at Yankee Stadium, a chance to join the New York Mets photographer, Marc Levine, at Citi Field and take pictures, a luxury trip to Nevis, and a three-day exclusive golf trip for two including airfare.

Each year, CohnReznick distinguishes its event with unique experiences throughout the day for its guests. Golfers look forward to the exciting $10,000 shoot-out with a guaranteed winner, as well as a Titleist and FootJoy shopping spree, closest-to-the pin prizes, team prizes, and a silent auction featuring more than 30 unique items.

Top photo from left to right: Steve Adubato, Joe Torre, Frank P. Longobardi

Bottom photo from left to right: Frank P. Longobardi, CEO, CohnReznick; John A. Corsaro, Partner, CohnReznick; Ken Young, President, CohnReznick Foundation; Vice Admiral Joe Maguire, President and CEO, Special Operations Warrior Foundation; Yolanda Jimenez, Executive Director, Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation; Julie Murawski, CohnReznick; Jillian Ceravolo, CohnReznick

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