Ohio community volunteer effort spreads nationally

Written on Oct 19, 2017

Ohio community volunteer effort spreads nationallyBy Molly Ryan, content & community manager

A local effort by EY employees to help their community started in Columbus in 2007 is now observed annually across the country.

Ohio community volunteer effort spreads nationallyThe Columbus Ernst & Young LLC team observed this year’s EY Connect Day on Oct. 6. Each fall, the Columbus office shuts down for a day so its team members can volunteer at various nonprofit organizations and give back to their community.

“We are proud of (EY Connect Day) and how it has grown to every EY office in the United States and others around the world,” said Robert Lindner, community engagement leader at Ernst & Young Columbus.

Ohio community volunteer effort spreads nationallyOrganizations the Ernst & Young volunteers assisted during this year’s EY Connect Day included the Columbus Zoo, Junior Achievement, Directions for Youth and Families, COSI, Goodwill and the Lifecare Alliance. Teams helped with landscaping and painting projects, sorting donations, preparing meals and supporting programs that foster work readiness, entrepreneurship skills and financial literacy skills for kids grades K-12.

“EY Connect Day is an important opportunity for our professionals to connect with the community and each other,” Lindner said. “We are honored to volunteer with the wonderful not-for-profit organizations that partner with us.”

Members at the Columbus office also serve on the boards of more than 30 nonprofit organizations across Central Ohio.

Lindner added, EY Connect Day “helps bring our tagline of ‘Building a Better Working World’ to life.”

Ernst & Young is frequently recognized as a top company in central Ohio. In 2012, it received the United Way of Central Ohio’s Corporate Award for Excellence. With about 25 partners and nearly 300 staff members, it also is committed to building a better working world — with increased trust and confidence in business, sustainable growth, development of talent in all its forms, and greater collaboration.

Ohio community volunteer effort spreads nationally

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