Written by Julie Gross gelfand  |  20. May 2011

Melville, NY, May 20, 2011-Marcum LLP, one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation and the largest firm on Long Island, announces that four additional Long Island companies have stepped up to sponsor the 2011 Marcum Workplace Challenge race for charity (www.marcumworkplacechallenge.com). With these new additions, 17 companies are now supporting this year's event, which will take place at Jones Beach July 26 and will benefit the Long Island Children's Museum, the Children's Medical Fund of New York, and Long Island Cares, Inc.-The Harry Chapin Food Bank. The new sponsors include the following: o Sampling Sponsors: CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business; Lenox Advisors o Mini-Sampling Sponsor: Disney Vacation Club o In-Kind Sponsor: marathonguide.com Since its inception, the Marcum Workplace Challenge has raised nearly $150,000 for local charities. This is the sixth consecutive year that Marcum will be title sponsor for the annual Long Island fundraiser. Launched in 2005, the 3.5-mile Marcum Workplace Challenge is Long Island's largest participatory sporting event and "Company Picnic." It attracts thousands of participants from more than 200 companies, non-profit organizations, schools and governmental agencies and their families and friends. The event is managed by the Greater Long Island Running Club under the direction of Event Director Mindy Davidson. "We would like to thank these generous companies for helping the 2011 Marcum Workplace Challenge gain momentum. This event creates a wonderful sense of community as well as a great work out for participating employees, their friends and families, while supporting local charities," said Carolyn Mazzenga, Partner-in-Charge of Marcum's Long Island Office. Opportunities for a Hospitality Sponsor and Chip Timing Sponsor are still available. Sponsors in these categories will have pre-race promotional recognition, on-site recognition, a half-page advertisement and logo recognition in the post-race Results Booklet. For sponsorship inquiries please contact Mindy Davidson at (516)359.9409 or director@marcumworkplacechallenge.com. For more information about registering a corporate team to participate in the race, visit http://www.marcumworkplacechallenge.com or friend us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/marcumworkplacechallenge). About Marcum LLP Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation and the largest on Long Island. Ranked within the top 15 firms by Inside Public Accounting and Accounting Today, Marcum offers the resources of more than 1,100 professionals, including more than 150 partners, in 23 offices throughout New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Grand Cayman, China and Hong Kong. The Firm's presence runs deep with full service offices strategically located in major business markets. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, the gateway to a group of organizations that provide a variety of professional services including accounting and advisory, technology solutions, recruiting, and wealth management. These organizations include Marcum LLP; MarcumStonefield, a division of Marcum LLP; Marcum Technology LLC ; MarcumBuchanan Associates LLC; Marcum Search LLC; Marcum Financial Services LLC; Marcum Cronus Partners LLC; and Marcum Bernstein and Pinchuk LLP. # # #

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