Among the nation’s largest accounting, tax, consulting, and wealth management firms, Plante Moran responded to the COVID-19 pandemic in ways that were celebrated by its staff. The company avoided layoffs and furloughs, and even maintained bonuses. It also granted the staff more flexibility, and leaders stepped up with transparency and bold ideas both inside and outside of work. “Not only were staff members given the necessary equipment to work at home, but they were also given extra time off, extra money to update their home offices, and even a financial incentive to purchase home fitness and wellness equipment at a fraction of the normal cost,” says one PMer. Plante Moran also raised and donated $225,000 to the National Association of Black Accountants and the National Urban League through its Giving Campaign for Social Justice in 2020.