Apr 28 ACCOUNTING FIRM BREAKS INDUSTRY NORMS TO ENABLE EMPLOYEE’S CHARITABLE EFFORTS
Clifton, NJ, April 28, 2017 – In an industry known for strict regulations, business formal dress codes and face-to-face client service, accounting firm Sax LLP broke all the rules this tax season when it allowed senior tax associate Mathew Giordano to grow his hair out for Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to economically disadvantaged children experiencing medical hair loss.
A Woodland Park resident and Clifton native, Giordano and his wife began growing out their hair together a year and a half ago. By the time this year’s tax season rolled around, it was well past his shoulders, and he approached Sax Managing Partner Joseph A. Damiano for permission to continue.
“I agreed without hesitation,” said Damiano, whose own twin daughters are growing out their hair for the same organization. “Sax is a firm that has always made community service a top priority, and giving back to those less fortunate transcends business etiquette and protocol. I commend Mat’s dedication to this cause and hope his example inspires even more charitable giving among our team members and clients.”
Giordano adds: “For me, it’s all about helping a child feel good about themselves. The fact that Sax was willing to help me achieve something so significant speaks volumes to their commitment to giving back to the community and empowering their employees to do the same.”
In further solidarity with Giordano’s cause, Sax hosted a charity denim day, allowing all employees to wear jeans to work in exchange for a donation to Locks of Love. This is just one of many charitable initiatives the firm will spearhead this year.
Sax will literally go the extra mile for their local community this fall, as the firm’s charitable foundation hosts its 6th Annual 4 Miler at Garret Mountain on September 16, 2017. The popular run/walk event held at Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park has raised more than $290,000 for St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital since 2012.
The firm also promotes community service through paid time off for volunteerism and arranging team charitable opportunities through Paterson Habitat for Humanity, Making Strides for Breast Cancer, Ronald McDonald House New York and more.
Mathew Giordano, Senior Tax Associate, defies the traditional accountant decorum and supports Locks of Love with help from his employer, Clifton-based accounting, tax and advisory firm Sax LLP.