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The Bonadio Group Raises $25K in “The Big Give” Fundraising Campaign

Donations Will Be Paid Out to Over 50 Organizations Located Across the Firm’s Footprint

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (February 26, 2024) – The Bonadio Group, a nationally ranked Top 50 CPA firm, has announced the results of its second annual “The Big Give” fundraising campaign, including nearly $25,000 of donations, 1,250 staff volunteer hours, and support to over 50 non-profit organizations across the firm’s national footprint. The fundraising campaign, which ran from October 1 through December 31, 2023, encouraged employees to raise money for an organization of their choice by earning a $20 cash grant from the Bonadio Foundation for each volunteer hour they dedicated to supporting the cause.

The campaign also included a friendly competition amongst small teams. Funds earned by the top three teams were matched by The Bonadio Group in tiers based on the team’s ranking: triple the funds that the first-place team earned, double the funds earned by the second-place team, and a 150% match of the amount awarded to the third-place team. Benefitting organizations include FeedMore of WNY Foundation, Hospice of Central New York, Ugandan Water Project, St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy, and several more.

“Following a very successful inaugural campaign, bringing back and significantly expanding The Big Give for a second year is a testament to the dedication of The Bonadio Group to making positive impacts in the communities where we live and work,” said Bruce Zicari, CEO and managing partner of The Bonadio Group. “We look forward to growing this new initiative year over year to reach more organizations in need and empower our staff to continue seeking new ways to support causes they are passionate about.”

Created in 2022 to support Purpose Day, the firmwide annual day of volunteering, The Big Give program was initially a one-month long campaign during the month of August. By the end of the month, staff at The Bonadio Group had completed nearly 200 hours of community service and raised $3,785 in cash grants to benefit 15 different organizations across New York State.

“We were inspired by the efforts and enthusiasm of our staff throughout our 2022 campaign, and we wanted to find new ways to build on our impact in 2023,” said Kelsey Dempsey, Principal of The Bonadio Group’s Assurance Service Line and lead organizer of The Big Give. “By adding a team-centric element to the most recent campaign, we were able to significantly enhance our fundraising efforts while tying in critical elements of camaraderie and collaboration that make up our firm’s culture.”

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About The Bonadio Group

The Bonadio Group is a nationally ranked Top 50 CPA firm and the largest independent provider of accounting, assurance, tax, and consulting and advisory services in Upstate New York. The firm maintains several offices across New York State and has grown its national footprint to include offices in Vermont, Virginia, and Texas. Its expert team of industry-leading professionals serve as trusted advisors to clients of all sizes, helping businesses and organizations reach their short- and long-term goals. The Bonadio Group is committed to delivering top-tier client service, providing continuous community support and creating an unparalleled employee experience. For more information, visit

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