From the Chairman and CEO
One of the things that makes me most proud of KPMG is our collective commitment to our communities. As trusted auditors and problem solvers, our people channel their diverse backgrounds, experiences and thinking to deliver quality results. Working shoulder-to shoulder, we bring the same passion and purpose to our communities as we do to our client work.
The past year was full of so many moments when our teams worked purposely across the country to truly deliver on our values. In 2018, we donated the four millionth book through KPMG’s Family for Literacy (KFFL) program, marking 10 years of our commitment to addressing childhood illiteracy. KFFL, our signature program, is the first step in our lifelong learning continuum which supports students and professionals at each stage of their academic and professional careers.
Together, we are delivering meaningful outcomes by supporting education and lifelong learning, as we believe those areas of focus are key to strong communities and workforce readiness. In 2018, we donated nearly $50 million to nonprofit organizations and our people spent more than 190,000 hours volunteering. Additionally, more than 1,100 KPMG professionals devoted substantial time and energy helping charitable organizations manage strategic challenges and opportunities by serving on 1,600 nonprofit boards.
By helping to address essential societal needs through long-term strategic investments, we can help unlock the human potential that will sustain our communities. We believe that this, in turn, will help fill the talent pipeline with leaders who are ready to embrace the challenges of a global, interconnected marketplace.
Knowing that our people make a real difference for others in need is incredibly rewarding. It’s a commitment that is ingrained in KPMG’s culture and is demonstrated in the pages that follow. We thank you for your interest in our citizenship efforts.