PKF Mueller Cares

Our contributions are not just through individual and corporate donations, but by volunteering time, Board involvement, and Board leadership. From building a home for a deserving and needy family through Habitat for Humanity, to raising money by participating in 5ks, to volunteering at a food pantry; PKF Mueller employees know they are contributing where it is needed most.

While we support a number of charitable endeavors, we have established a Philanthropy Team that reaches out to our employees on an ongoing basis to help choose the organizations where they feel we can make a difference. We call this our Charities of Choice  and employee activities from volunteering to fundraising are focused on helping these organizations reach their goals.

A Partial List of Charities We Support

  • Feed My Starving Children
  • Make a Wish® Illinois
  • Food for Greater Elgin
  • Kane County Cougars Foundation
  • United Way
  • Center for Enriched Living
  • Gigi’s Playhouse
  • Salvation Army Giving Tree
  • CASA Kane County
  • Rotary
  • St. Coletta’s of Illinois
  • McGraw Wildlife
  • Future Institute
  • Holiday Heroes Foundation
  • Holy Trinity Guardians of Hope
  • Sarasota Boys & Girls club
  • CALS ANGELS – Got Hope
  • Facing Forward
  • Bridge Youth & Family Services
  • CASA DeKalb County
  • Big Shoulders Fund
  • Loeffel Epilepsy Foundation
  • Alignment Collaborative for Education
  • Chicago Maritime Arts Center
  • Ignatian Spirituality Project
  • Salute
  • Holy Trinity High School Gala
  • Chesapeake Bay Retriever Relief
  • CASA Kane County
  • Helping Hand Center
  • Together We Cope
  • RUSH University Medical Center

PKF Mueller Employees' Charities of Choice

Feed My Starving Children is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development. PKF Mueller partnered with another local company to support FMSC. PKF Mueller specifically has hosted several in-office fundraisers, a virtual trivia event, and participated in Make a Difference DKC Mobile Pack. Over three years, the companies have raised over $77,500 and have contributed volunteer labor to assist FMSC in packing over 2,036,448 meals.

Make a Wish® Illinois grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. We have supported their annual 5K Run for Wishes but wanted to deepen our level of involvement and giving. Partnering with two long term clients, we looked for a fundraising vehicle that would engage employees from all three companies to benefit a deserving charity, give back to our local community, and provide a fun and enjoyable event for all the participants and supporters. The result was a friendly bowling and fundraising event called Bowling for Wishes. This event has raised over $288,000, during a three year span, fulfilling the wishes of 48 deserving children.

Recognizing that food insecurity was a problem in the Greater Elgin area, Food For Greater Elgin was created to provide a client-choice food distribution facility. Food For Greater Elgin is providing food assistance to 1,250 families, feeding 6,000 individuals in those households, of whom nearly half are children. PKF Mueller employees volunteer their time monthly at the food pantry; collect gracious donations, and further support annual fund raising events such as Palette to Palate.

Gigi’s Playhouse changes lives through consistent delivery of free educational, therapeutic-based and career development programs for individuals with Down syndrome, their families and the community, through a replicable playhouse model. By supporting this organization, PKF Mueller is helping Gigi’s Playhouse change the way the world views Down syndrome, sending a global message of acceptance to all.

Together We Cope is a homeless prevention agency who serves communities in four townships in Chicago’s south suburbs. They bridge the gap in temporary crisis by providing food, shelter, clothing and referrals, to help people in the community return to self-sufficiency. By financially supporting this organization through in-office fundraisers, PKF Mueller is helping our neighbors stay in their homes, making the community stronger for everyone.