ACG Cares

ACG Cares


ACG Detroit is proud to honor our members that exhibit a personal passion for serving and supporting their community through our ACG Cares initiative. Take a look below to see who we have recognized recently. 


Having charitable endeavors is an amazing way to give back to your community. Volunteering gives us the opportunity to make an impact on someone else's life, often when they need it the most. Our ACG Detroit members and sponsors are involved with so many local charities and have been for years.


We love to hear how our members are making a difference in Metro Detroit.  If you or a colleague are giving back and making a difference in our community, please take a few minutes to complete this survey and share your experiences with us.





May 2023

ACG Cares is shining a light on ACG Detroit sponsor Butzel for their continued efforts to support those who need it most! Through the Butzel Long Charitable Trust — wholly funded by Butzel attorneys, employees and team members — they give back to the communities where they live and work!

In the past year alone, the trust has supported VETLIFE, Down Syndrome Guild of Southeast Michigan, Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation, Wayne County Jail Outreach Ministry, Oakman Elementary School, Crossroads of MichiganBirth Detroit and more. Butzel will continue to seek out those organizations doing the greatest good for the most people.


Danielle Bass

April 2023

ACG Detroit Vice President, Danielle Bass, serves as a volunteer mediator for The Eastern District of Michigan's Early Mediation Program which is an alternative to litigation for prisoners who have filed federal civil rights lawsuits against the Michigan Department of Corrections. To learn more about the Early Mediation Program, please visit here. Danielle has also completed over two dozen name changes for members of the transgender community through the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF). To learn more about TLDEF and the Name Change Project, please visit here



March 2023

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We are proud to honor ACG Detroit sponsors, BDO & Purple Squirrel Advisors for their involvement with 100 Businesses Who Care - Southeast Michigan — a group of top executives from companies in southeast Michigan making an impact in the local community. As a part of this organization, BDO, Purple Squirrel Advisors and many other companies meet twice per year to nominate and hear pitches from three charities and select a final winner to receive $500 contribution from each company for a total donation of $50,000. donate valuable time and resources to countless established 501(c)
As of March 2023, the group has gifted over $434,000 to 11 different local non-profit organizations, including Friends of Foster Kids, Angel’s Place, Building Bridges, Life Directions & more.

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February 2023

ACG Cares is highlighting ACG Detroit Board Member Rajesh Kothari, CFA and his company, Cascade Partners for their support of Leader Dogs for the Blind. The nonprofit empowers people who are blind, visually impaired or deaf-blind with skills for a lifetime of independent travel, opening doors that may seem to have closed with the loss of sight. Raj currently serves on the Alternative Revenue Task Force for the organization. Cascade Partners is proud to be an Empowerment Sponsor for Leader Dogs for the Blind’s signature fundraising event, coming up on March 10th.



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January 2023

 ACG Detroit Sponsor, Plante Moran is being recognized for their Support of Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan — which provides households with access to sufficient, nutritious food and related resources. Plante Moran's PM Cares and healthcare reimbursement teams recently volunteered at a Gleaners distribution center, helping serve 65 families more than 100 pounds of food. In addition, the Plante Moran team hosted a food drive, asking staff to bring in nonperishable items or purchase food online.



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December 2022

ACG Detroit was proud to feature Elizabeth's Courage Fund as the beneficiary of our Kimble Bells holiday charity event. Member Chris Sheeren's daughter Claire founded Elizabeth's Courage Fund (ECF) in honor of her sister, Elizabeth, a long-time patient at Mott Children's Hospital. The Sheerens & ECF host an annual Run, Walk 'n' Roll 5K to raise money for CS Mott’s Palliative Care Group, to provide life-changing comfort & care to patients with chronic and/or terminal diseases, helping to improve their quality of life.



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November 2022

This month, ACG Cares highlights ACG Detroit Past President Doug LaLone and his wife Catherine for their involvement with Humble Design. As a local non-profit organization, Humble Design helps families transitioning out of homeless shelters by providing furnishings and design services — turning an empty house into a welcoming home.  In November, Doug and Catherine, along with ACG Detroit Past President Christopher T.R. Letts and ACG Detroit Executive Director Maureen O'Reilly, had the opportunity to make a house into a home for a family of 8, just in time for Thanksgiving.

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October 2022

 ACG Cares would like to bring attention to ACG Detroit sponsor, Clayton & McKervey for their support of two local nonprofit organizations—Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan and Judson Center.
By volunteering at Gleaners, Clayton & McKervey staff members have helped pack over 12,000 pounds of food for families across Metro Detroit. In addition, Clayton & McKervey has also donated over $1,300 in calculators to the Judson Center—helping provide children with the tools they need for academic success.




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August 2022

ACG Cares is proud to feature Kurt Harvey, President of ACG Detroit, who also serves as Chair of the Transracial Journeys (TRJ) Board of Directors. Transracial Journeys is a social and educational organization designed to provide practical tools and support for families experiencing transracial adoption.