Armanino Announces Q1 Grant Recipients Through the Armanino Foundation

SAN RAMON, Calif., May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Armanino LLP, one of the top 25 largest accounting and business consulting firms in the U.S., announced today a list of charitable organizations selected to be Q1 2018 beneficiaries of grants sponsored by its charitable giving arm, the Armanino Foundation. These charitable organizations in education, health and social services and animal welfare are nominated by firm employees and selected by a committee of the firm. Since its kick off 18 months ago, the Foundation has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars for worthy charities and emergency disaster relief in Armanino’s communities.

“We are excited to announce the first round of grant recipients for 2018, which are a diverse group of worthy organizations nominated and selected by our staff,” said Andy Armanino, managing partner of Armanino LLP. “The Armanino Foundation is an extension of our values as a firm that allows us to give back to organizations that make a positive impact on our communities.”

The Q1 grants kick off a year of giving and service projects, as the Armanino Foundation will sponsor volunteer vacations for firm staff. Volunteers will travel to Hawaii, Kissimmee, Florida and Houston to work on a range of community projects including environmental cleanup, disaster recovery homebuilding and staffing a resort for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

Armanino’s firm culture is community-based, and the firm has responded by creating ways to facilitate and support opportunities for employees and partners to engage in charitable activities and with one another. Volunteer Vacations is a unique program allowing employees the opportunity to be sponsored to travel and volunteer all over the country and internationally in a formalized and structured way, ensuring the firm can engage employees and partners with worthy charitable organizations and make an impact on its communities in perpetuity. The program has received high marks and participation from Armanino’s employee base.

The foundation is directed by a board and committee of 17 members from across the firm. Its chair, Mary Tressel, director of consulting marketing at Armanino, oversees grant administration, volunteer vacation operations and bylaws.  

The 12 grant recipients for Q1 2018 include:

  • Advancement Project – Promotes new strategies for achieving universal opportunity combined with a racially, socially and economically just democracy.
  • Charis – Charis primarily focuses on the unseen spiritual needs in Haiti, and secondarily on the seen physical needs.
  • Hillel Silicon Valley – Provides a welcoming supportive environment to enrich students’ college experience and enable them to connect with the Jewish community and Israel.
  • New Horizons – Dedicated to helping individuals with special needs reach their potential and fulfill their dreams.
  • PAWS Animal Shelter – Works hard to ensure all pets at PAWS Animal Shelter are well-loved, cared for, healthy and live in a home environment as opposed to a typical "animal shelter."
  • Refuge for Women – A leader in providing specialized long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation.
  • School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza – An institution that provides a uniquely designed cultural facility for community events and programs that embrace all cultures, while exploring the artistic traditions, cultural history, and contemporary creative expression of Mexican Arts.
  • YMCA of the East Bay – The nation’s leading nonprofit committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. 

To learn more about the Armanino Foundation and the impact its making in the communities where firm employees live and work, please visit its website.

About ArmaninoLLP

Armanino LLP ( is one of the top 25 largest independent accounting and business consulting firms in the nation. Armanino provides an integrated set of audit, tax, business management, consulting and technology solutions to companies in the U.S. and globally. The firm helps clients adapt and change in every stage of business, from startup through rapid growth to the sale of a company. Armanino emphasizes smart technology, leading a cloud revolution of financial, operational, sales and compliance tools that are transforming the way companies do business. The firm extends its global services to more than 100 countries through its membership in Moore Stephens International Limited, one of the world's major accounting and consulting membership organizations. In addition to its core consulting and accounting practices, Armanino operates its division, AMF Media Group (, a media and communications services agency. Its affiliate, Intersect Capital (, is an independent financial planning, wealth and lifestyle management firm.

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