Firms giving back: Cerini & Associates collaborates with the Book Fairies

Bohemia, N.Y.-based firm Cerini & Associates collaborates with local nonprofit Book Fairies; Big Four firm PwC is honored as the Corporate Honoree at a Help for Children fundraiser in New York City; and NASBA seeks nominations for the annual Bill Daniels Being a Difference Award.

Bohemia, N.Y.-based firm Cerini & Associates has announced a collaboration with the Book Fairies, a local nonprofit organization that collects used books and distributes them throughout the metropolitan New York area to children in need.

Cerini & Associates has pledged that for every chargeable hour its professionals and advisors perform, the firm will cover the cost of distributing a Book Fairies book to a local child. The firm hopes to distribute 250,000 books in all.

“Cerini & Associates believes that its responsibility goes beyond the nonprofit sector and is seeking real societal change through education and literacy," stated firm partner Shari Diamond. "Book Fairies and their mission is the perfect partner to help us accomplish this purpose.”

“The Book Fairies commends organizations like Cerini & Associates for taking a proactive step with corporate social responsibility and making the support of local nonprofits a part of their day-to-day business activities,” said Amy Zaslansky, founder of the Book Fairies, in a statement. “This is a perfect way for all of Cerini’s employees to take pride in their individual and collective contributions to a charity that is striving to increase literacy across New York by providing free books to underprivileged children. We hope more businesses will follow Cerini & Associates’ lead by understanding how consumers are more engaged when they have a vested interest or are involved in giving back to their community.”
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy's Center for the Public Trust is accepting nominations for its annual Bill Daniels Being a Difference Award through March 29, 2019. Sponsored by the Daniels Fund and honoring its founder, the late Bill Daniels, the annual award recognizes up to four individuals who demonstrate ethical business practices. More information is available here.
Nonprofit organization Help for Children announced that it raised $1 million at its 21st annual HFC New York Benefit to Fight Child Abuse on March 14, 2019, in New York City.

Big Four firm PwC was recognized as the event's Corporate Honoree for its continued support of the organization — both through monetary donations and PwC executives serving on the HFC Global Board, its Events and Grants Committees and the HFC’s Young Professionals groups.

“PwC is proud to partner with Help For Children in the fight against child abuse in New York and across so many other cities where HFC does amazing and inspiring work,” stated Will Taggart, partner at PwC and HFC Global Board member. “Giving back to the communities where we live and work is integral to the PwC culture, and HFC provides a unique and rewarding opportunity to make a tangible and significant impact in the lives of vulnerable children, directly in the communities we serve.”