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Deloitte’s Giving Spirit Is Almost Old Enough to Drink

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What I’m about to say may come as a shock to you, dear reader, if you’re at all familiar with the comings and goings of this here website over the years. Believe it or not, there are people out there who accuse Going Concern of being too cynical about the profession as a whole. Crazy, I know, but those people exist.

Anyway, as completely unfounded as that accusation might be, I guess I can understand where the critics are coming from. Certain things we say and topics we choose to cover may be construed as, I dunno, sort of negative I suppose. Therefore in the spirit of proving that we aren’t just a bunch of bitter assholes out to rip on the profession for no reason, we think it’s important — if just every now and then — to report on the good stuff. It’s not our fault “good stuff” is in such short supply.

This year, Deloitte Impact Day turns 20, hence we wanted to wish them a happy birthday or whatever it is you’re supposed to do to congratulate an accounting firm on an event it’s organized going on two decades.

Being Deloitte, we really hoped the anniversary announcement would come with a spreadsheet detailing exactly how many kittens have been rescued and habitats humanitized, but we’ll settle for some bullet points instead.

  • Each year on Impact Day, nearly 25,000 Deloitte professionals come together in 80 cities across the country to volunteer on more than 1,000 projects-contributing 179,000 collective hours of volunteer service.
  • All Impact Day projects are created, led, and executed by Deloitte professionals.
  • Many of Deloitte’s junior professionals get the chance to serve in leadership roles (leading and organizing Impact Day projects) that they may not have access to otherwise.

A few of the 2018 Impact Day activities included painting a public school playground and “teaming with an inner-city farming plot on its daily operations.” We’ll update you on 2019 if anything exciting happens or you Green Dotters can just tweet us about how you aren’t billing time this year. You can find even more details on past Impact Day projects (along with a dash of that GC cynicism you know and love) in our archive.