DALLAS, July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, is celebrating its 25th anniversary and honoring this important milestone with an inaugural Firm-wide day of service. On July 14, 2016, Ryan employees around the world will spend a day volunteering in their local communities, cooking and serving meals to the homeless and working in area food banks. Ryan intends to establish this inaugural "RyanSHARES" day as an annual event to celebrate the Firm's anniversary while impacting the lives of people all over the world.
"Giving back to our communities as we commemorate our 25th year in business is the perfect way to reflect on the hard work and phenomenal growth Ryan and its employees have achieved," said G Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "I sincerely thank our employees for living Ryan's core value of 'Generosity—We Share our Success,' by making a positive impact on hunger relief around the world in honor of our anniversary."
In late 2015, worldwide hunger relief rose to the forefront as the cause most important to Ryan employees, resulting in a $100,000 gift to Feeding America and the Global FoodBanking Network during the holidays. RyanSHARES will serve as a continuation of the Firm's dedication to feed the hungry and change communities for the better.
Giving back has always been an important value at Ryan. Robust participation in charitable activities has grown significantly over the past decade, and The Ryan Foundation was formed as a 501(c)(3) in 2010 to oversee corporate philanthropy and community outreach initiatives.
"Ryan employees have made it clear that they want their efforts to help their communities to go beyond merely writing a check; they want to connect on a personal level, to get out there and touch lives and make a difference in the community around them," said Delta Emerson, President of Global Shared Services at Ryan, and Executive Director of The Ryan Foundation.
To fully capture and illustrate the day's worldwide impact, employees will share pictures and stories from their communities in real-time over Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, using the hashtag #RyanSHARES.
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a five-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan's multi-disciplinary team of more than 2,100 professionals and associates serves over 12,000 clients in more than 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com.
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