Lifelong learning

2018 Citizenship Report




Building a brighter future starts with developing resilient leaders.

Rob Arning

KPMG Foundation Chairman and Client Care Executive


We’ve seen first-hand how education can unlock potential and drive the kind of individual achievement, big ideas and innovation that help companies and economies thrive.
- Rob Arning

Investment in lifelong learning

We believe that developing next-generation leaders prepared to embrace the challenges of a global marketplace requires a long-term, strategic investment in lifelong learning. An investment that combines our focus on innovation and inclusion to look at an individual’s journey from Pre-K to the C-suite and supports them along their unique paths to success.

We created the Lifelong Learning Continuum as a strategic framework to help guide our work to address systemic issues such as poverty and inequality that continue to be critical barriers to education and societal growth. Our efforts are further guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal 4 (Quality Education), Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), and Goal 17 (Partnerships).



Lifelong learning continuum

Our Citizenship and KPMG Foundation teams collaborate with these nonprofits along the lifelong learning continuum and work with our extraordinary people across the country to support students at each stage of their academic and professional career.

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Our impact


of KPMG's Citizenship investments support Lifelong Learning


increase in minority business school professionals through the PhD Project


four millionth book donated through KFFL,
641K of which were donated in 2018   


students supported by KPMG’s lifelong learning programs



KPMG's Family for Literacy celebrates 10 years 

Ten years. Four million books donated. Thousands of volunteers. Take a look at how we celebrated the 10th anniversary of KPMG’s Family for Literacy. 


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For the love of books 

Tandra Jackson, Office Managing Partner in Houston, has a vision for the firm's work with KFFL. And it begins with setting an example.


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When problem-solving runs in the family

Take a look at what Senior Audit Manager, Jeni Smith, believes helped her become a more critical thinker. 


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Lifelong learning for our people

A great learning culture requires a shared commitment to lifelong learning at all levels and across all functions. At KPMG, this commitment is a priority and has helped us build a reputation as one of a handful of Learning Elite organizations. We're honored to be known as a great place to learn and build a career at – including getting the Editor's Choice for Learning Impact and getting recognized for our rigor in measuring the benefits of our learning initiatives for the firm and our people. We are proud to have a compelling vision for the future of learning – and continue to take bold steps to bring that vision to life, most recently with our investment in KPMG Lakehouse.


Awards and rankings



Recognized as one of the top 50 most community-minded companies In the U.S.





Earned U.S. President's Volunteer Service Award for the firm's stewardship and donating more than 15,000 volunteer hours.



Our highlights

Developing Next-Generation Leaders with NAF

NAF Future Ready Lab Interns in New York spent a day at KPMG’s Innovation Lab in SoHo. See how this unique experience helped these high school students #BeFutureReady.


Looking ahead

We will continue to expand our commitment to lifelong learning by evolving our current programming and foster additional collaborations with nonprofits that empower education and innovation. Our focus will remain steadfastly on expanding our impact on students, educators and our people.