CALIFORNIA

More than a dozen staff members of Diehl Evans LLP volunteered at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County. Headquartered in Irvine, the Food Bank collects food and distributes it through 470 member charities in the community.

ILLINOIS

McGladrey LLP and the National Association of Corporate Directors conducted a study that found many corporations' communication between the board and their c-suite executives are not as robust as they can be. According to the study, one of the issues is that risk information is getting compartmentalized in the audit committee. You can get a full perspective on the study via McGladrey.com.

MARYLAND

SC&H Group is now a member of Moore Stephens North America, the regional member of Moore Stephens International Limited. … KatzAbosch, Timonium, recently became the first accounting firm in Maryland to receive a Verified Account on Twitter. Verified status is granted to trusted brands and individuals who have taken steps to prove the authenticity of their account and/or have participated in Twitter Ads to promote their tweets and accounts. You can follow KatzAbosch on Twitter via @KatzAbosch 

MINNESOTA

Abdo, Eick & Meyers LLP will provide a $25,000 lead gift for a $200,000 Advisory Council Executive Suite in the future College of Business Global Solutions Center at Minnesota State University.

NEW YORK

The SDDCO Group, a provider of outsourced accounting and compliance support to the financial services industry, is celebrating its 60th anniversary. … PwC US, New York, has been recognized as a Vanguard firm in "The Kennedy Vanguard of Change Management Consulting Providers" report. PwC is one of only four providers to achieve Vanguard rating, and is distinguished as the only provider among those four with "advancing service breadth or depth."

OHIO

The Ohio Society of CPAs is offering free tax preparation services to Ohio military families this tax season. From January through April, Ohio CPAs will prepare 2012 tax returns for military personnel who are permanent residents of Ohio and currently deployed outside of the state.

To find an Operation CPA volunteer in your area, call The Ohio Society of CPAs toll-free at 888.959.1212 or email cpanswers@ohio-cpa.com

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