Volunteerism

Practice

CPAs Join Forces, Give Back During Day of Service

Last month, thousands of accountants across the country stepped away from their spreadsheets to plant gardens for seniors, clean beaches, serve meals to the hungry and homeless, and more.
Education & Careers

Can the Philanthropic Ambitions of Baby Boomers Meet Those of Gen X and Y?

As professionals and executives become more senior, there’s often a desire or expectation that they will want to devote themselves to "good works" as a legacy.
Practice

Reciprocal Giving: EY Program Assists Startup Companies, Motivates Employees

Fifteen corporate volunteers recently spent seven weeks in Latin America helping local businesses as part of the EY Americas Corporate Responsibility Fellows program. The initiative helps global entrepreneurs expand employment, generate wealth, and inspire others to innovate in their communities.
Education & Careers

Georgia CPAs Take Financial Literacy Lessons to the Schools

Eighth grade students across Georgia got a leg up on basic concepts of financial literacy during the Georgia Society of CPAs' (GSCPA) inaugural Financial Literacy Student Outreach initiative.
Education & Careers

AICPA Service Winner Susan Whitelaw Invests in Community

On October 22, 2013, the AICPA formally recognized Susan Whitelaw's exemplary commitment to public service when it named her the 2012 recipient of the AICPA's Public Service Award for Individuals.
Education & Careers

Houston CPAs Continue Tradition of Helping Students Stay in School

For the past twenty-two years, CPAs from the Houston CPA Society have been a consistent presence in Houston-area schools, dedicating their time and resources through the society's CPAs Helping Schools program.
Education & Careers

North Carolina CPAs Help Families 'Make Cents' of Financial Future

This fall, CPAs from the North Carolina Association of CPAs will step up to help families in their state fill the financial literacy gap when the association hosts its fifth annual Making Cents: A Financial Literacy Program.
Practice

CPAs Join Together, Give Back During Day of Service

This September, thousands of accountants from state CPA societies across the country tossed their spreadsheets aside to paint dorms at local women's shelters, tutor kids at the Boys and Girls Club, and serve countless meals to the hungry and homeless during the annual CPA Day of Service.
Practice

Idaho CPAs Host Inaugural Day of Service

The staff at Jordan & Company, Chartered in Pocatello, Idaho, could have taken a few days after the September 16 tax extension filing to tidy up the typical post-deadline clutter at the office. But instead, employees spent their "downtime" sprucing up an entirely different type of habitat.
Practice

CPAs Go "Behind Bars" for Good Cause: The MDA Lock-Up

Under normal circumstances, nobody likes to hear the words "CPA" and "locked up" in the same sentence. But for the past several years, countless CPAs across the country have enthusiastically done mock "jail time" for a great cause.
Education & Careers

AICPA Presents Jeremy Dillard with Maximo Mukelabai Award

From the moment he decided to become a CPA, Jeremy Dillard knew he wanted his career to be about more than billable hours and client service. He also had a calling to serve - the desire to give back to his community and his profession.
Practice

Heart Smart: Firm's Giving Is Grassroots Employee Effort

For many accounting firms today, charitable giving is simply a daily part of doing business, as CPAs increasingly look to firm leadership to provide an outlet for their natural inclination to give back.
Education & Careers

Making Dreams a Reality: Beta Alpha Psi Hosts Annual Meeting

What better place to encourage people to make dreams a reality than at the very doorstep of Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. That's where BAP will host its 2013 Annual Meeting.
Community News

Oklahoma CPA Firm and OSCPA Assist Victims of Moore Tornado

A team of thirty-six employees from BKD LLP volunteered last week to clean up residences in Moore, Oklahoma, that were destroyed by an EF-5 tornado May 20. The OSCPA is also mobilizing efforts with members and community leaders to help tornado victims.
Education & Careers

Ernst & Young Volunteers Deliver Financial and Life Lessons in NYC

More than 450 Ernst & Young employees participated in this year's EY Connect Day, fanning out across New York City and Long Island to deliver financial and life lessons to K-12 public school students.
Education & Careers

Community Service Is a Responsibility BKD Takes Full Throttle

During the monthlong festivities that preceded this year's Indianapolis 500, Ted Dickman saw a lot of smiles – not only on the faces of those who organized and participated in the events, but on the faces of those who attended the events.
Education & Careers

Summer Construction: Rochester CPAs Ramp Up Fundraising to Build Habitat Home

The CPA community in Rochester, New York, is channeling its naturally competitive spirit into a selfless cause this summer. They're trying to see who can raise the most money to break ground on a local Flower City Habitat for Humanity home.
Tax

IRS Grant Helps Organizations Provide Free Tax Help to Seniors

The IRS TCE program offers free tax help to individuals who are sixty or older. The IRS provides grants to eligible organizations, which use the funding to purchase equipment and to reimburse volunteers for out-of-pocket expenses.
Education & Careers

Dickinson State Accounting Club Helps Local People in Need

Thanks to a recent doughnut sale fundraiser and household items drive, the Dickinson State University Accounting Club donated much-needed goods for people in need and nearly $200 to a not-for-profit charitable organization in Dickinson, North Dakota.
Education & Careers

Ohio Society of CPAs Seeks Volunteers for First CPA Day of Service

CPAs from Ohio Society of CPAs have been doing selfless, charitable acts of giving across their state for decades. But on Friday, June 21, Ohio CPAs will join forces statewide to volunteer for OSCPA's inaugural CPA Day of Service.

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