Baker Tilly Honored with Community Impact Award

Firm recognized in the Youth Initiative Awards category

MINNEAPOLIS (March 3, 2014) – The Minneapolis office of accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) has been named a recipient of Minnesota Business magazine’s second annual Community Impact Award. The firm was recognized for its partnership with Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, which began in the 2012-13 school year. The high school provides college prep education and valuable work experience to underrepresented urban youth.  Baker Tilly’s Minneapolis office partners with Cristo Rey to employ and mentor four students through the high school’s Corporate Work Study program.

“More than 90 percent of Cristo Rey graduates go on to some form of post-secondary education. Possibly more significant is that the Corporate Work Study program helps these students develop the foundation for career pursuits and the opportunity to become leaders in their chosen fields,” said Baker Tilly Partner Tim Kosiek. “The opportunity for Baker Tilly to help these students achieve their dreams is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our firm and our people, and we are deeply honored by this recognition.”

Baker Tilly has previously received  recognition for its philanthropic efforts as one of the  2012 Jefferson Award winners. Additionally, the firm has been named a Top Workplace by the Star Tribune for four consecutive years. 

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a nationally recognized, full-service accounting and advisory firm whose specialized professionals connect with clients and their businesses through refreshing candor and clear industry insight. With approximately 2,800 employees across the United States, Baker Tilly is ranked as one of the 15 largest accounting and advisory firms in the country. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 territories, with 33,600 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4 billion.