Thank You to Our Sponsors – PricewaterhouseCoopers
RDO Caters Taters for Charity is possible because of the goods, services, and dollars donated by generous companies that support the event year after year. We’re pleased to highlight our Hot Potato sponsors with a special feature here on the blog. Read to find out more about one of our Dining Room sponsors, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), including how PwC’s relationship with R.D. Offutt Company and RDO Caters Taters connects the company on several levels. PwC PwC is a “Big 4” global accounting firm originating in London in the 1850s, with a presence in the Twin Cities and Upper Midwest going back to the 1960s. Today PwC is the world’s largest professional services firm with more than 250,000 employees in almost every major city in the world serving clients in the areas of assurance, tax, human resources, transactions, operational improvement, and crisis management. For more than 15 years, PwC has been the audit firm and tax advisor for R.D. Offutt Company, working across all lines of the company’s major areas of business, including international. PwC’s mission is “To build trust in society and solve important problems.” Driven by this mission and values, PwC is proud of the impact it has on communities, while delivering value to clients. An example of PwC giving back to the community includes PwC’s Access Your Potential® initiative investing $320 million, as well as thousands of volunteer hours to equip young people from underserved communities with the financial, technology, and career-selection skills they need to change the trajectory of their lives. Philanthropy and Friendships When Dave Horner, RDO Equipment Co.’s Corporate Controller, approached PwC a few years ago about sponsoring RDO Caters Taters, PwC tax partner, Tom McCarr says the company eagerly accepted – and for more than one reason. At first glance, PwC’s sponsorship of RDO Caters Taters could be chalked up to the charitable aspect of the event and how that aligns with PwC’s mission and culture. As Tom says, “We recognize and appreciate that R.D. Offutt Company is a leader in the Fargo-Moorhead community in terms of philanthropy and its team members want to give back. PwC shares a similar philosophy of volunteering and giving back to our communities, so this event is a great fit for us.” A unique part of RDO Caters Taters that the PwC team especially likes is that it supports a new charity every year. According to Jon Friese, PwC audit partner, “R.D. Offutt Company recognizes there are many great organizations making a meaningful difference in the Fargo-Moorhead community and it shows the company’s desire to support the Fargo-Moorhead community as a whole.” The event’s charitable focus aside, Tom admits that one of the reasons PwC continues to sponsor and attend the event each year is personal and simple – the PwC team enjoys the event and going to Fargo to attend it. In fact, many of the PwC team members who serve R.D. Offutt Company grew up in small towns in North Dakota or northwestern Minnesota, or are graduates of North Dakota universities. Tom said of the PwC team, “I think it just adds to the reason why several of us enjoy working with R.D. Offutt Company and supporting RDO Caters Taters. Our team feels really connected on many levels.” Visit PwC’s website to learn more about the company and services it offers. ----- Join us for RDO Caters Taters for Charity, Tuesday, November 20 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Fargo. 100% of proceeds benefit Great Plains Food Bank. See event photos and special updates by following RDO Caters Taters on Facebook and Instagram .
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