The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) welcomed the very generous donation of $500,000 by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), on behalf of its partners and staff, to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), the UN’s central donation facility.
PwC’s donation is the largest so far by a private firm to the humanitarian fund. It is part of a larger grant prompted by cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, which led PwC to pledge $500,000 to the CERF. PwC also contributed to the earthquake relief efforts for the people of China. The firm donated $250,000 to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help provide emergency food and health to children affected by the earthquake.
‘At PricewaterhouseCoopers, we have a strong commitment to community involvement worldwide, and believe that acting responsibly is a critical part of what it takes to be a leader,’ said Michael Costello, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Charitable Foundation President.