About the Foundation

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About the Foundation



Following the attacks on 9/11, PwC US revitalized its legacy 501c3 foundation and renamed it the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.


Giving was focused on the People Who Care Fund benefiting the people of PwC, large-scale disaster relief, and higher education.


PwC LLP renewed its commitment to the Foundation with a $10 million grant that led to significant growth.


PwC LLP continued its commitment to empower the Foundation with $11 million and $10 million grants in FY13 and FY14, respectively. Since 2010, charitable contributions from the people of PwC have grown to an average of nearly $2 million annually. Grantmaking focuses on the people of PwC, education and humanitarianism, with a focus on innovation and scalability. The Foundation’s goal is to reach $50 million in cumulative grantmaking by 2017.

Our Board of Trustees:

Yolanda Seals-Coffield, President

Yolanda Seals-Coffield is a Principal and Chief Employment Counsel for PwC LLP and serves as President of the PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.

In her role with the firm, Yolanda leads a team of lawyers responsible for advising the firm’s Human Capital team, the Office of Partner Affairs, and the Office of Diversity. As President of the PwC Foundation, she draws from these experiences and believes that involving people from multiple backgrounds is critical to solving society’s most critical issues. She has been a champion of diversity & inclusion, education, and humanitarian efforts since she joined the Foundation’s Board in 2012, and is unwavering in her support of PwC employees and their communities.

Michael Sutphin, Treasurer

Michael is a PwC financial services partner in Boston. He serves several Boston based global asset managers on parent company and fund product audits. As the Boston asset management corporate social responsibility leader, Michael drives the community service and charitable giving efforts for the practice. Michael also serves as a board member and the executive director of the Mia Sutphin Foundation, supporting children in need and their families through direct healthcare and health outreach. Michael was part of the 2011 Boston Chamber of Commerce Future Leader’s program and the US Executive Circle, a sub-committee of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland. Previously, Michael served on the Board of Trustees for the not-for-profit, AIDS Interfaith Residential Services.

Steven Barr

Steve leads the PwC Consumer Markets practice which includes retail, consumer packaged goods, transportation and logistics, and the hospitality and leisure industries. Steve and his team are responsible for the client service professionals serving these industries. Steve is a recognized thought leader in the retail space having been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC, Bloomberg, Financial Times, USA Today, Women’s Wear Daily, among others around the evolving retail landscape. He is also a regular contributor to Forbes writing on retail trends.

Steve is currently a Board member of Feeding America, the National Retail Federation Foundation, the University of Mount Union, and the PwC Charitable Foundation. In addition, Steve is a member of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) Associate Member Council and leads PwC’s support of the GMA’s CFO Share Group.

Rakesh Bhatia

Rakesh Bhatia has 30+ years of experience in sales, delivery and operations working with Global Fortune 500 clients in both commercial and government lines of business. As a PwC partner and the Advisory Service Delivery Centers (SDCs) leader, Rakesh has overall responsibility for the SDCs, managing operations, resources, delivery and quality in India and China SDCs and supporting clients in Technology, Management and Risk consulting. In addition to serving on the board of the PwC Charitable Foundation, Rakesh is on the board of Ascend’s Washington DC chapter. Rakesh also serves as the President of Pratham DC Chapter, a non-profit organization focused on youth education in India. Rakesh served on the advisory board of Institute of Global Business Studies (IGBS) to help them define the roadmap for developing new global leaders.

Liz Diep

Liz is a Partner with PwC’s Asset and Wealth Management practice in New York, specializing in Alternative Investments, and is a frequent instructor on accounting issues affecting the alternative investments industry. Liz serves as the assurance recruiting champion for New York University and Co-chair of PwC’s Latino Inclusion Network. Liz is active in many non-profit organizations and has served as a Board Member for the Pace University Lubin School of Business Alumni Board, the New York State Society of CPA’s Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession and for the NY Chapter for the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (“ALPFA”).

Amanda Foster

Amanda is a partner in PwC’s Atlanta office and serves as the Risk Assurance Market Team Leader for Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia. She has 20 years of professional services experience including external audit, tax and advisory. Amanda’s main focus is serving clients in the Consumer Markets sector. She serves on the Board of PAWs Atlanta, Atlanta’s oldest no kill animal shelter and also serves as a member of the Advisory Board to the College of Accountancy at Auburn University.

Frank Gaudio

Frank has been a PwC partner for 27 years. He is currently US Deputy Tax Leader and Global Strategic Projects Leader for the firm’s Tax practice and is a member of the Tax Core Leadership and Extended Global Leadership teams. For the last six years, Frank has overseen all US Markets and Operations for the US Tax practice. Frank also serves as Senior Relationship Partner to several of the firm’s large clients and his background includes a JD, Master’s of Law, and a teaching position at the University of Chicago.

Ron Haas

Ron is a partner of PwC and specializes in helping organizations evaluate go-forward options to grow revenue, as well as drive strategic initiatives that realize financial and operational improvement. He has consulted with companies in the communications and technology industries for the past 22 years, advising companies entering new markets, integrating acquired companies and assets, divesting businesses, reducing costs, and improving operational processes and practices. Ron serves as the lead partner for one of the firm’s global priority accounts and is the firm’s US Advisory Communications Industry leader. Ron is an advocate of youth education and leadership. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Circle 10 Council of the Boy Scouts of America and the National Advisory Council of the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.

Jeff Hoover

Jeff serves as the US Leader of PwC’s Healthcare Services Internal Audit practice and the Global Engagement Partner on various Healthcare and Industrial/Consumer Product clients. He has extensive experience delivering Internal Audit and Enterprise Risk Management Services with healthcare systems. During his more than 30-year experience, he has led teams to deliver a comprehensive array of distinctive internal audit services in the financial, operations, IT systems, compliance, and strategic process areas. Jeff also serves as the IAS Director at SEC registrants and nonprofit systems and has significant geographic experience with operations in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Asia marketplace.

Mitch Roschelle

Mitch is a Partner at PwC and currently serves as one of the firm’s Business Development Leaders. He previously was a principal founder of PwC’s real estate advisory practice, and has over 30 years of experience serving a wide array of real estate investors, foreign and domestic. Mitch leads of the firm’s real estate research efforts, and is a widely-recognized market commentator on real estate, housing and the economy. He is a frequent public speaker, and a regular guest on Fox Business Network, Bloomberg, and Yahoo Finance. Mitch is the creator and co- anchor of 7DayYield a PwC-sponsored, weekly YouTube program covering trends in the financial services industry.

An active proponent of corporate social responsibility, Mitch serves as a trustee of the PwC Charitable Foundation, where he leads its grant-making efforts in youth education and financial literacy. Additionally, Mitch is a member of the Board of Directors of PENCIL and Green Bronx Machine. He resides in Armonk, New York, with his wife Debbie and their teenage twin boys, and Charlie their golden retriever.

Kayvan Shahabi

Kayvan is the Technology Media Telecommunications Sector Go-to-Market Advisory Leader for PwC. He has over 30 years of consulting experience focused on driving significant client results, having implemented growth strategies, innovation practices, operational and organizational improvements across a range of industries, including Computing and Networking, Software and Internet, and Consumer Electronics.

Kayvan received his Master of Business Administration from Boston University School of Management. In addition, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Iowa.