For 37 years, Peter and Leslie Malcolmson have devoted their time and talents to Accounting Aid Society, serving as volunteer site leaders for the Duffield Library and River Rouge locations, among others. Now, they have given even more with a transformational gift that will help sustain the Duffield and River Rouge sites and support other AAS site leaders. 

“This organization and its mission have meant so much to us and it’s been a pleasure to help so many people,” said Peter Malcolmson. “Helping individuals and small business owners better understand taxes and finance and in turn, build financial equity and stability is a way to change lives. We want to ensure that this valuable work continues well into the future.” 

With their gift, AAS will be able to devote resources to the recruitment and retention of site coordinators as well as the development of training modules and materials to prepare candidates. Additional funds will be directed toward operational support for the Duffield and River Rouge sites, ensuring their presence for the long-term in the communities they serve.

Pete Malcolmson volunteering at the Detroit Main Library site in 2017.


As a way of celebrating and honoring the work of volunteer leaders, the couple’s gift also established The Malcolmson Award, recognizing individuals who have stepped up to take part in the Site Coordinator Leadership Program and signed on as new site coordinators. The first recipient of this honor was George Linkner from Brighton who has volunteered with AAS for more than 10 years.

“We are so pleased to be able to support AAS and all its wonderful volunteers and staff in this way,” said Leslie Malcolmson. “We look forward to seeing its continued growth and impact in the years ahead.”