NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mayor David R. Martin issued a proclamation recognizing September 25 as 'EY Connect Day' in Stamford as over 200 professionals from Ernst & Young LLP will leave the office to volunteer. This is all a part of the firm's 'EY Connect Day' which gives professionals nationwide time off so that they might give back to their communities.
On this day of service, volunteers chose projects rooted in the firm's corporate responsibility focus areas of growing the positive effects of entrepreneurs, developing future generations of talent and building a more diverse and inclusive society. 'EY Connect Day' will include a variety of activities, from performing cleanup and restoration, to tutoring underprivileged youth, to collecting basic necessities for the less fortunate.
"Building a better working world is our firm's purpose," said Bud McDonald, Managing Partner for Ernst & Young LLP's Stamford office. "Our people are committed to giving back to the community and in addition to this one dedicated day of service our people volunteer numerous hours throughout the year."
Each year, EY professionals throughout the Northeast Region of the firm volunteer more than 95,000 hours of their time to nonprofit organizations in the area.
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