Grant Thornton is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Atlanta office this year. Offering a broad range of audit, tax and advisory services, the professional services firm is known for putting people first and supporting the local community. Over the past 50 years, Grant Thornton has grown from a 23-person group in downtown Atlanta to more than 350 people in Midtown today. In honor of this milestone, the firm hosted two events to benefit the United Way of Greater Atlanta, which supports nearly half a million children in the Greater Atlanta region.
One of the volunteer events was a snack pack assembly line where Grant Thornton staff members assembled healthy snacks bags for children, which were donated to the Salvation Army Bellwood Boys and Girls Club.
According to Anthony King, corporate relations manager at United Way of Greater Atlanta, “Grant Thornton employees packed 250 bags and supplies in 30 minutes. They volunteered their time by organizing and stuffing food for families in need with smiles on their faces!”
Additionally, Grant Thornton hosted a canned food drive at its annual Atlanta Executive Conference. Laura Mills, business development managing director at Grant Thornton, commented, “During our recent Atlanta Executive Conference, it was exciting to see our clients and the firm’s alumni support our canned food drive for United Way. The Atlanta business community has a heart for helping others. Our food drive was one of the ways that our Atlanta office will be giving back in celebration of our 50-year anniversary.”
Wade Weeks, Grant Thornton’s Atlanta office managing partner, added, “It has been an honor to serve the community and our clients in Atlanta for 50 years. Our city has grown tremendously in five decades, and we are proud to be a part of such a vibrant and caring community. Our mission at Grant Thornton is to provide our clients with unparalleled service and support the community in which we live and work. We look forward to continuing to do that for the next 50 years.”
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