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.
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.
For more than 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. Each year, BPM holds an annual Thanksgiving Card Art Contest, in which BPM staff members help choose 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 few 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 80 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.
Annual Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon
The Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon is just one of the many ways BPM contributes to causes that make our community a better place. Click here to learn more about Junior Achievement Bowl-a-Thon.
BPM Employees Raise Funds for Nepal Relief
On April 25th at 11:56 am NST a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal near its capital Katmandu, flattening entire communities and triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest. It was the most powerful disaster to strike Nepal since the 1934 Nepal-Bihar earthquake. More than 8,800 people were announced dead, with casualties reported in Nepal and adjoining areas of India, China and Bangladesh. Countless families lost everything – loved ones, their homes and their livelihoods.