While growing up in Minneapolis, Kimry Dupree, a Director in Advisory, took dance classes at a local studio. Through her dance classes, she learned about poise, presence and teamwork — skills she continues to use today in her professional life.
Like many, Kimry was greatly affected by the recent civil unrest in her hometown and wanted to find a way to give back to her community. She spearheaded a partnership between the Minneapolis KPMG office and Dominion Dance Company (DDC), a studio that teaches dance classes to children between the ages of 4 to 18.
Kimry worked closely with Saida Lesov, a Tax Partner, to turn this idea into a reality. Saida is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and proud of how members from various Business Resource Groups came together to spend time with the students: “Our professionals have a shared purpose of advancing DEI at our firm and in our communities. Our collaboration with DDC provides a unique opportunity for our professionals to make a meaningful long-lasting impact on the lives of underrepresented youth, connect them with KPMG and expose them to the possibilities ahead.”
Watch our latest episode of KPMG Voices, which shares Kimry’s personal story and how our Minneapolis office is living up to our values of Together, For Better. Hear her story.
Through heartwarming and personal testimonials, Voices is a series that tells stories of how KPMG people are making a difference in their communities. For more information, please contact Brandon Hatler on KPMG's Corporate Communications team.