SAN FRANCISCO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee issued a proclamation recognizing this past Friday as “EY Day in San Francisco” as five hundred Ernst & Young LLP professionals left their spreadsheets at the office to volunteer throughout the community. It’s all part of the firm’s national “EY Connect Day” which gives employees nationwide the day off so that they might give back to their communities.
“At EY, Building a better working world is our purpose. EY Connect Day is an opportunity to serve this objective on a large scale”
"San Francisco prides itself on being the Innovation Capital of the World, and firms like EY are as committed to innovation as they are to providing community service to our City and residents," said Mayor Lee. "Thank you, EY, for creating jobs and helping to grow our local economy while being a great neighbor in San Francisco."
EY Connect Day projects in San Francisco this year included a number of food banks, from Marin Food Bank, Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Concord, San Francisco Food Bank and Alameda County Community Food Bank, to Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano Fairfield.
Other projects focused on Earthwatch Ambassadors, Oakland Zoo, Center for Youth Wellness, Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, PAWS, and habitat restorations at Crissy Field and Lobos Overlook.
“At EY, Building a better working world is our purpose. EY Connect Day is an opportunity to serve this objective on a large scale,” said Lee Dutra, EY Office Managing Partner in San Francisco. “Spending a day together in service to others helps create high performing teams that allow us deliver exceptional service to our clients, and give us a valuable way to connect, to communicate and to work together toward a shared goal.”
Each year, EY professionals throughout the West Coast volunteer more than 19,000 hours of their time to nonprofit organizations in their communities.
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EY has more than 1,900 people in its San Francisco, San Jose and Redwood Shores offices who serve a diverse client base of innovative and entrepreneurial companies spanning the technology, real estate, consumer products, asset management and insurance, banking and capital markets, health care and social media industries. EY is a market leader in the Bay Area, serving more than 60% of the region’s companies listed on the Silicon Valley 150, Russell 3000 and Fortune 1000.
The firm celebrates the successes of Northern California’s entrepreneurs through its EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ program, founded in 1986. Our San Jose office is also home to EY’s Global Technology Center, which brings together worldwide teams of professionals with deep technical and industry knowledge.
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