Concannon Miller’s Next Gen Academy for Leadership and Finance participants recently donated $1,270 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay during an inaugural conference in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Academy is a yearlong program, starting with a two-day conference for participants in McDonald’s Next Generation program. The 60 participants – who came from 18 McDonald’s regions – learned both finance and leadership skills to assist them in becoming approved McDonald’s Owner/Operators.
During the Academy’s team building dinner at the St. Petersburg Museum of History (pictured above), Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay Director of Marketing and Communications Alison Barrick spoke to the group about how RHMC provides a “home-away-from-home” for families with children receiving medical treatment in bay area hospitals.
The Next Gen Academy then held a 50-50 raffle to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tampa Bay, which sold $1,270 worth of tickets. The group was so impressed with the organization’s efforts that the winner decided to give his half to RMHC, as well.
Last week’s conference in St. Petersburg was the first event in Concannon Miller’s inaugural Next Gen Academy for Leadership and Finance. The firm, which has offices in both St. Petersburg and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, has been providing accounting services to McDonald’s Owner/Operators since 1969.
Another Next Gen Academy for Leadership and Finance is being planned for next year.