March 29, 2011
Marcum Workplace Challenge - Marcum Announces Title Sponsorship for Sixth Consecutive Year
Melville, New York – March 29, 2011 – Marcum LLP, one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation and the largest accounting firm on Long Island, once again, announced its title sponsorship for the annual Marcum Workplace Challenge to take place on Tuesday, July 26 at Jones Beach State Park, Zach’s Bay. This is the sixth consecutive year that Marcum will sponsor the annual fundraiser that benefits Long Island charities.
“We are pleased and proud to sponsor the Marcum Workplace Challenge again this year. The event is a great opportunity for Long Island organizations to get together for a fun evening of competition and enjoyment while supporting Long Island nonprofits,” stated Carolyn Mazzenga, partner-in-charge of the Marcum LLP Long Island office. “We have been actively involved in the Long Island community for 60 years and feel privileged to be a part of the largest Long Island event that bridges the business and philanthropic communities. “
Launched in 2005, the annual 3.5-mile run/walk is Long Island's largest participatory fundraising sporting event and company office picnic. The Marcum Workplace Challenge attracts thousands of participants from more than 200 companies, non-profit organizations, schools and governmental agencies, and their families and friends. Since its inception, the Marcum Workplace Challenge has raised nearly $150,000 for Long Island charities. This year’s beneficiaries include The Long Island Children’s Museum, the Children’s Fund and Long Island Cares, Inc. - The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
For more information on the event, to sponsor or to participate, please visit www.marcumworkplacechallenge.com.
About the Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM)
The LICM opened as a private, not-for-profit institution in November 1993 in a 5,400-square-foot demonstration site donated by KeySpan Energy (formerly Long Island Lighting Company) and is committed to providing long-term and sustained access to the museum and its programming to children and families not typically served by educational and cultural institutions or who cannot readily afford visits to the facility. This commitment is visible through ongoing programs such as KICKstart (Kids Ideas Create Knowledge), which provides year-round, supplemental educational experiences to children, families and teachers in four underserved school districts on Long Island and Juntos al Kinder/Together to Kindergarten, a kindergarten readiness program acclimating Latino families with limited English proficiency (LEP) to the U.S. school system. The LICM has received local and national recognition. LICM has been designated a “Primary Institution” by the New York State Council on the Arts—defined by the Council as an organization that “is vital to the cultural life of New York State.”For more information, visit www.licm.org.
About the Children’s Medical Fund of New York
Since 1966, the Children's Medical Fund of New York (CMF) has insured that children on Long Island and in the New York metropolitan area have access to the best available pediatric care by raising funds to help build and equip medical facilities and sponsor vital programs at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of NY. For more information, visit www.cmfny.org.
About Long Island Cares, Inc.
Long Island Cares, The Harry Chapin Food Bank is a leading anti-hunger organization and Long Island's First Food Bank: Serving the Hungry on Long Island since 1980. Long Island Cares brings together all available resources for the benefit of the hungry on Long Island and provides emergency food where and when it is needed, and sponsors programs that help families achieve self-sufficiency. The organization was founded in 1980 by the late singer/activist Harry Chapin in response to the immediate needs of hungry Long Islanders.It is continued today by his wife and partner Sandy Chapin, a dedicated Board of Directors and talented staff working out of their 35,000 square foot facility in Hauppauge. Long Island Cares is a member agency of theFood Bank Association of New York State and Feeding America.
About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as Grand Cayman, China and Ireland. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting and assurance services; advisory, valuation and litigation support; and an extensive range of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high net worth individuals, private equity funds and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services.