CS&L in the Community
Our ongoing philanthropic program, CS&L Cares, provides a platform for our employees to become involved and invested in the community. We encourage our team to provide volunteer hours, in-kind donations, host fundraisers, attend charity events, and more, as a reminder of our responsibility to give back to the community. This initiative was launched in 2014 as part of our 60th anniversary celebration and has become a cornerstone of our firm’s culture.
Giving back to our community
Coordinated by our Team Building Committee and CS&L Cares, we wanted to show support for the Visible Men Academy. VMA’s mission is “to provide boys with strong academic, character, and social education in a nurturing school environment.” A couple of our team members taught 4th and 5th graders about financial literacy. It was a new & exciting opportunity where the kids learned how to write a personal check and create a monthly budget. It was also a chance for the kids to learn about a possible new career path.
We may have some future CPAs!
2019 Manatee Appreciation Day
Coordinated by our Team Building Committee and CS&L Cares, the firm wanted to show our support on Manatee Appreciation Day. CS&L joined the cause by adopting our very own manatee this year! Thank you Save the Manatee Club for letting us be part of such a great cause.
2019 CS&L Cutest Pet Photo Contest
Organized by our Team Building Committee and the CS&L Cares initiative, the Firm recently hosted a Cutest Pet Contest for all employees. Our Firm made a donation to Bishop Animal Shelter, SPCA of Manatee County for every photo entry. The contest was conducted through a poll and the top three winners were chosen. Congratulations to these adorable companions!
Holiday Costume Contest Supporting Goodwill
CS&L’s Halloween Costume Contest only had one rule – at least one piece of an employee’s costume must be purchased from a Goodwill Store. We had a great turnout and some creative costumes! We’re proud to support such a valuable organization in our community while hosting a fun day for our team.
Manatee Glens Walk & Run For Life
Every year, CS&L employees rally together to fundraise and participate in the Manatee Glens Walk for Life. This 5k walk (or run) is in support of suicide prevention and depression awareness. CS&L always comes out as a Top 5 Fundraising Team and it’s one of the staff’s favorite events. We took some fun promotional photos for Manatee Glens this year and had a blast!
Month of Jeans Days
To kick off our CS&L CAREs initiative in August, we held Jeans Days on each Friday of the month. We asked employees to wear jeans and supported five different non-profits, totaling a $1,000 donation. The non-profit recipients were as follows:
- Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) Educational Foundation
- Callaghan Tire Pro Am (in support of cancer re