Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil. P.A. (CDL) raised $81,243 for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s South Florida Chapter as part of the Take Steps West Palm Beach 2017 Walk. The money was secured through donations made by the accounting firm’s employees, clients and friends to support the event. More than 65 CDL employees and their families and friends attended the Take Steps West Palm Beach 2017 Walk, which took place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at CityPlace in West Palm Beach.
Leading the coordinating and fundraising efforts for CDL were Joel Levine, shareholder, Michelle Price, Tax Supervisor and Nancy Margagliano, Firm Administrator.
CDL raised more than half of the $145,777 in total donations to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s South Florida Chapter for the event.
Since 2010, CDL has raised more than $420,000 for the Take Steps West Palm Beach walks. CDL was designated Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s number one fundraising team in the United States, for the years of 2015 and 2016. The final national tally for 2017 has not been released.
“I am very proud of CDL’s efforts in making this year’s Take Steps West Palm Beach Walk such a huge success,” said Levine. “This is an extraordinary fundraiser and I’m so grateful to everyone in taking part and helping the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation in its efforts to combat this disease.”
“The Foundation is so thrilled to have the continued support of Caler, Donten, Levine, Cohen, Porter & Veil for our Take Steps event,” said Mike Elkow, the foundation’s national Executive Vice President, Chapter Growth & Development. “Through Joel and Irene Levine’s leadership, this team has been number one in the country for the past two years, and it looks to be reaching that milestone again for 2017. Their passion and commitment to our Foundation inspiring to us all – and paramount in helping improve the quality of life for children and adults affected by these diseases. We are truly, truly grateful for their tremendous support.”