There are partnerships, and then there is the partnership between the MGH Institute and the Charlestown office of national accounting firm RSM.

The Institute took time at a February 15 event to recognize the firm for the more than $1.1 million it has awarded the school’s researchers over the past five years.

“It's the impact of this partnership that makes the difference,” said Institute President Paula Milone-Nuzzo. “Every one of those dollars have gone to helping children in the Charlestown community to have a better life. So, this about thanking RSM for this partnership because without them, we would never have been able to have the impact that we've had over the last several years.”

Dr. Jeanette Ives Erickson, chair of the Institute’s Board of Trustees, added, “The real bond is the trust between the IHP and the people who believe in the IHP and the IHP people who believe in RSM. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, and for everyone here at the IHP, thank you for everything you do because children are better off.”

Madison McCabe, president of the RSM Boston Foundation, which awarded the grants, told the audience, “It’s been amazing to see. I think a big piece of it is the passion from our employees. They really got behind supporting Charlestown and we can just see the impact we've had. So, thank you to all of you for accepting our support and can't wait to see what's next.”

Several IHP researchers have assisted children at the Harvard-Kent and Warren-Prescott elementary schools, as well as at the John F. Kennedy Center, all of which are nearby in the Boston neighborhood. Learn more about this year's grants.