Boston, MA, March 20, 2015 | With the close of the 2014-2015 NFL football season and CFGI’s 3rd Annual Charity Football Pool, CFGI donated $20,000 to local charities on behalf of the top five winners of the competition. A winning combination of competitive fun and charitable giving, CFGI’s Charity Football Pool is a survivor-style pool where each participant picks one NFL team each week until they select a losing team more than twice during the season, resulting in elimination.

“CFGI’s Charity Football Pool is a great way for us to support the community, while engaging with our clients and colleagues in a fun and charitable way. Everyone has a charity that is most important to them and it’s always rewarding to see these contributions go to organizations that support so many good causes” says Shane Caiazzo, Co-Founder and Partner of CFGI. This year, CFGI’s Charity Football Pool included nearly 400 participants with CFGI making a $50 dollar donation per participant that joined the event. At the conclusion of the season, CFGI calculates the top five survivors and allows each winner to select a charity to receive the charitable funds.

The 2014-2015 CFGI Charity Football Pool winners and designated charities are as follows:

1st Place: Steve Cromwell, CFO, Globoforce – $10,000
$5,000 donation to Christopher’s Haven and $5,000 donation to Save A Dog

2nd Place: Robert Meyer, SVP, Finance and Corporate Controller, American Tower – $5,000
$5,000 donation to the Arlington Food Pantry

3rd Place: Jerry Kahil, Senior Controller, GE – $2,500
$2,500 donation to Things of My Very Own, Inc.

4th Place: Ed Spies, Director, CFGI – $1,500
$1,500 donation to The Elise Spies Scholarship Fund

5th Place: Melanie Kavanagh, Senior Manager, CFGI – $1,000
$1,000 donation to Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island

“The most fulfilling part of the CFGI Charity Football Pool is being able to connect with friends and colleagues and positively impact the charities selected at the end of the season,” says Nicholas Nardone, Co-Founder and Partner at CFGI. The CFGI team extends a sincere thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s pool and helped to make it a great success. Looking forward to next season, CFGI is expecting to top last year’s charity pool with over 400 participants for another season of charitable giving and fun competition.

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About the charities:

Christopher’s Haven (
An organization located in Boston, Massachusetts with a mission to operate a supportive community consisting of seven temporary apartments and a community recreation area for families of children being treated for cancer in nearby Boston hospitals.

Save A Dog (
A humane society whose primary focus is rescuing and rehoming abandoned dogs. We began in 1999 as an all-breed, all-volunteer dog rescue group and was initially run out of our founder’s home for nine years. We now have a lovely facility and kennel which we are renting to own in Sudbury, Mass.

Arlington Food Pantry (
Based in Arlington, Massachusetts, Arlington Food Pantry is an organization that accepts donations and volunteer time to provide fresh produce, purchase staples and special items, such as diapers, baby food, etc. to those in the local community.

Things of My Very Own (
A non-profit organization that provides crisis intervention services to children who have been impacted by extensive abuse and/or neglect. Our organization works to keep children with their non-abusive family members and out of the foster care system whenever possible.

Elise Spies Scholarship Fund (
The Elise Spies Scholarship Fund is a non-profit charity organization established to promote community involvement, humanitarian efforts and volunteerism. Each year we award educational scholarships to local graduating high school senior applicants who exemplify our mission.

Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island (
Make-A-Wish® Massachusetts and Rhode Island grants wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Our vision is to grant wishes for every medically eligible child annually.

About CFGI:
Founded in 2000 by former Big 4 professionals, CFGI (Corporate Finance Group, Inc.) is a unique and highly specialized financial consulting firm that is strategically positioned to help companies through a range of routine and complex business scenarios. As an extension of your corporate finance team, CFGI works alongside your internal staff, serving in a variety of roles from technical accounting advisor to M&A support to Controller or CFO – and delivering seamless support services.