Community involvement is central to BPM’s mission. Since its formation, the firm’s people-centric focus and dedication to service have applied not only to clients and employees, but to individuals and families who make up the communities in which we live and do business.
BPM Day: Every year our offices close for a day so that our employees can join together in teams for the community service event known as BPM Day. Projects encompass a broad selection of philanthropic activity from restoring local wildlife habitat, to building sets for a community theater, to painting and cleaning a homeless shelter. Over time, the firm has contributed more than 100,000 hours of volunteer labor to over 75 nonprofits through BPM Days.
Annual Giants Fundraiser: BPM celebrates Opening Day of the San Francisco Giants baseball season with a pre-game fundraiser that benefits a different charitable organization each year. Over the last 12 years, it has raised more than $250,000 for local nonprofits while providing a fun social occasion for employees, clients and family members.
School Partnerships: In a program lasting over 20 years, BPM has adopted four local elementary schools where staff members read to students, partner with student pen pals, judge essay contests, and make presentations at school assemblies. And there is the Kids' Holiday Art Project, in which BPM chooses the design for its holiday cards through an art contest at the adopted schools. Budding artists get recognition for their work, while the schools win art supplies for their classrooms.
Board and Professional Service: Free education programs for nonprofits and Community Liaisons in each office that monitor the needs of their surrounding communities are just a couple examples of the ongoing service ethic that is part of daily life at BPM. The firm’s partners and managers currently serve on more than 100 boards of nonprofit, business and community organizations. BPM partners are active leaders in professional organizations including the California Society of CPAs, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and BayBio.
In recognition of its outstanding commitment to the community in which it operates, BPM has been named one of the Bay Area’s top corporate philanthropists by the San Francisco Business Times for 4 consecutive years.