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EY professionals unite together in Southwest to serve communities

Dallas, 30 September 2016

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As more than 3,400 people volunteer at 100 projects, mayors in Denver and San Antonio proclaim September 30 EY Connect Day.

Today, more than 23,000 EY professionals are volunteering in communities around the world for EY Connect Day, the organization’s annual day of service which started in 2010.

Within the firm’s Southwest region, more than 3,400 professionals across 14 offices will participate in more than 100 volunteer activities and dedicate more than 20,000 hours of service.

“EY Connect Day encourages us to ‘build a better working world’ in each of our local communities through volunteerism in classrooms, community centers and nonprofit organizations,” said Randy Cain, Southwest Region Managing Partner, Ernst & Young LLP. “Our people really look forward to teaming together to benefit the causes they care about, and I have seen first-hand the tremendous impact these efforts can have.”

As part of EY Connect Day, volunteers chose projects that are rooted in the firm’s corporate responsibility focus areas of Entrepreneurship, Education and Equity in the workforce – the 3Es. This year’s activities in the Southwest region range from performing cleanup and restoration to teaching financial literacy, job readiness and entrepreneurship skills to local students.

Thanks to the impact of these volunteer efforts, a couple of local mayors within the Southwest region have deemed September 30, 2016 “EY Connect Day.” The firm’s Denver and San Antonio offices received mayoral proclamations in recognition of the day of service.

EY Connect Day volunteers will be sharing their experiences via social media channels using the hashtag #EYConnectDay.

Learn more about EY Corporate Responsibility efforts here.

Please note all participation figures are estimates.

About the Southwest offices

The 14 offices in the Southwest region of Ernst & Young LLP encompass more than 6,000 professionals across seven states. The firm serves clients across all industries — from fast-growth companies, to global powerhouses — dealing with a broad range of business issues.

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