About the Foundation

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About the Foundation

History/Timeline

2001:

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

2001-2009:

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

2010:

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

2010-Present:

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:

Shannon Schuyler, President

Shannon has been with PwC for more than 15 years and is the firm’s Corporate Responsibility (CR) Leader and President of the PwC Charitable Foundation. She oversees the actions, programs and initiatives for the firm’s global internal strategy around PwC’s four CR pillars: Marketplace, Community, People, and Environment. She is also a member of the firm’s external client-facing practice, Sustainable Business Solutions. Shannon is a sought-after authority on youth education, social innovation, and corporate engagement strategies, and is an active board member of many organizations including the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF), The Giving Back Fund and The HistoryMakers.

Patricia Mulvaney, Treasurer

Trish has spent her entire career at PwC, primarily in Assurance in the Entertainment, Media and Communications sector and more recently in the US firm’s Ethics and Compliance group. As an audit partner, Trish served a variety of clients ranging in size from major multinational corporations to mid-cap private companies and non-profit organizations. In her current role, she has been responsible for communications, training and monitoring activities related to compliance with firm policies and external regulatory requirements in the areas of Ethics and Business Conduct, Privacy and Client Confidentiality, National Records Management, and Personal Independence.

Yolanda Seals-Coffield, Secretary

Yolanda is a Principal and Leader of the Employment Law Group with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she leads a team of lawyers responsible for advising the firm’s Human Capital team, the Office of Partner Affairs, and the Office of Diversity. Yolanda also serves as the trusted advisor on global employment law and diversity matters.

Joe Atkinson

Joe is a partner in PwC’s Philadelphia office and serves as the US Advisory Technology, InfoComm, Entertainment & Media (TICE) Leader. He has previously served as a member of the Firm’s Board of Partners and Principals. With more than two decades of consulting experience, Joe has built a reputation as a trusted, pragmatic and thoughtful advisor to clients as they navigate through rapidly evolving consumer expectations, accelerating technology changes, and increasing regulatory complexity. In addition to his practice responsibilities at PwC, Joe is an active leader in his community. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Bancroft, one of the nation’s largest providers of services to children and adults with intellectual disabilities. He is also a Trustee for the Community Foundation of South Jersey and a member of the Advisory Board to the College of Information Sciences & Technology at Penn State University.

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.

Mark Bruno

Mark is the Lake Erie Market Sourcing Leader at PwC. He is responsible for the PwC campus recruitment in the market area, which includes Buffalo, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and Rochester. Mark began his career in the PwC Assurance practice upon graduation from Niagara University, where he received his BBA in Accounting. He was also a Finance Officer – Captain in the US Army. Mark is a member of the Society of Human Resources Management and is on the advisory boards of various colleges and universities. He is also active in several community activities and in fundraising for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Mary Ann Cloyd

Mary is the Leader of PwC’s Center for Board Governance, which helps directors effectively meet the challenges of their critical roles. She has over 37 years of public accounting experience serving multinational corporate clients in a variety of industries and has substantial operational experience. She was the Tax Market Leader for the Southern California/Phoenix practice. Mary Ann served on PwC’s US Board of Directors and chaired the Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance Committee and the Partner Admissions Committee. She also previously served on PwC’s Global Board of Partners.

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.

Michael Sutphin

Michael is a Boston financial services partner with a focus on asset management. Michael serves several key Boston based global asset managers on parent company and fund product audits. His experience includes a two year assignment with the PwC Ireland hedge fund practice following the early phase of his career in Baltimore focused on corporate asset management and registered fund products. Beyond client service, Michael was recently appointed to the PwC US Extended Leadership Team (ELT), an important role serving our US partners and staff. As the Boston asset management corporate social responsibility leader, Michael drives the community service and charitable giving efforts for the practice. Michael serves as the firm relationship partner to Boston College, leading our recruiting efforts on campus and is involved in setting our national campus recruiting strategy. He 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. While in Baltimore, Michael served a four-year team as the Treasurer of the Board of Trustees for the not-for-profit, AIDS Interfaith Residential Services.