Community

Rowbotham International in the Community:
Volunteer Efforts and Charitable Giving

Rowbotham International's tradition of charitable giving and volunteer efforts demonstrates a commitment to the community in which we live and work. By sharing our time, talent and resources, Rowbotham supports charitable organizations and institutions that promote education, health, human services and the arts.

KQED and National Public Radio

In our history of support for these highly-respected public broadcasting organizations, Rowbotham International is always pleased to help underwrite quality nonprofit programming.

Rowbotham provides yearly financial and volunteer support to the pledge drives of KQED and its radio affiliate, National Public Radio (NPR).

Russian National Orchestra

Rowbotham has been associated with this renowned orchestra for several years. The firm provides in-kind support in the form of tax planning, tax return preparation, and consulting services pertaining to the orchestra's U.S. touring program.

Shop with a Sheriff Deputy Event

Each year, the San Francisco Deputy Sheriffs Association sponsors local children from financially disadvantaged families to a Christmas shopping spree at Mervyn's and Toy's R Us. A deputy accompanies a child walking through the stores shopping for clothing and school needs and toys. Rowbotham International has supported this event consecutive years.

Asian Health Awareness

Our firm proudly supported a Health Initiative Celebration hosted by UCSF. The event raised funds to promote health as a socially responsible act at a personal level for specifically over 500 Asian Americans. Through multiple outreach methods, Chinese media, bilingual community health education classes and health fairs, this program helps decrease the healthcare disparities for the monolingual and disadvantage Asians by increasing their health literacy on wellness and the prevention of various diseases.

The Family Giving Tree: Annual Christmas Toy Drive

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It is not just about shopping, decorating, and celebrating, but it is also the season to give and to remember those who are less fortunate. Many underprivileged children don't have a reason to be joyful during the Christmas season. Rowbotham International participates in the toy drive sponsored by the Family Giving Tree. We fulfill every child's wish on our sponsored tree.

The AIDS Walk San Francisco

Rowbotham International participates in the annual San Francisco AIDS Walk held at Golden Gate Park. Staff, family members and friends enthusiastically join Team Rowbotham to raise funds in support of the AIDS research and service programs in the Bay Area.

The American Heart Association

Joining in the fight against heart disease and strokes, the nation's No. 1 killers, our employees recruit, raise funds and actively participate in the American Heart Walk, sponsored by the American Heart Association.

The Chinese Hospital of San Francisco

The firm makes annual donations to the Chinese Hospital of San Francisco. These contributions go toward the promotion of health and health awareness of the local Chinese Community.

School Matching Fund Program

The firm provides funding and volunteer support to local schools in the area. We strongly encourage all members of the staff to remain active with their colleges. We have created the "School Matching Fund Program" to help staff members form civil-minded habits and give back to the colleges from which they graduated.

Teaching

Partners of the firm were guest lecturers for several courses on International Taxation at U.C. Berkeley's Haas School of Business and Golden Gate University.

Immigration Legal Resource Center

In keeping with our international focus, the firm has contributed to the Immigrant Legal Resource Center for several years. This organization works with immigrants and citizens to make legal assistance and social services accessible to all, regardless of income, to build a society that values diversity and respects the rights of all people. The firm provides lectures to foreign students at Stanford University each year at the Bechtel Center.

Self-Help for the Elderly Foundation

Rowbotham contributes to the Self-Help for the Elderly Foundation through sponsorship of its annual longevity ball. This organization provides care, guidance, inspiration, and special events to over 25,000 Bay Area seniors each year. Through its programs, the foundation continues to improve the lives of many elderly people in our community.

Wu Yee Children Services

Joining the Chinese New Year celebration, Rowbotham remembered the Asian community in the Bay Area. Wu Yee is a children's organization that assists in creating a nurturing environment to all children and their families in the low income bracket, by advocating on their behalf, empowering parents and providing linguistically and culturally appropriate services. This service is beneficial to the children of newly immigrated Asians.

Tax-Aid

Over six years, Rowbotham International has volunteered and sponsored Tax-Aid Organization to provide free income tax preparation services to low-income families in San Francisco Bay Area. Through Tax-Aid, Rowbotham also helped in spearheading the Financial Literacy program by offering seminars at Stanford University (tax filing and related issues for foreign students).