Firms giving back: Eide Bailly awards $75K to 'Resourcefullness' winners

Eide Bailly announces the winners of its 2019 Nonprofit Resourcefullness Awards; MyCPE launches its "1 Credit = 1 Meal" charity initiative, the Illinois CPA Society holds its 10th annual CPA Day of Service, and more philanthropy news from firms across the country.


DMJ & Co. participated in the North Carolina Association of CPAs' “100 Days of Service” event on Friday, Sept. 20, dedicating a day of service to local communities.

Staff members in the Greensboro, Durham and Sanford offices volunteered their time with organizations including:

· SPCA of the Triad — A no-kill shelter that has been rescuing and rehabilitating animals since 1994;

· Goodwill of Central North Carolina — An organization that provides job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs;

· Whitestone — A retirement community;

· Animal Protection Society of Durham Provides food, shelter and medical attention to nearly 5,000 animals.
Eide Bailly


Top 100 Firm Eide Bailly announced the winners of its 2019 Nonprofit Resourcefullness Awards, highlighting nonprofits across Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, North Dakota and Utah for their creativity regarding "sustainable revenue ideas."

Grand prize winners received $10,000, with runners-up each receiving $2,500, for a total of $75,000 in awards for 2019.

“We continue to be amazed by the innovation and determination we see from our Resourcefullness winners,” stated Deb Nelson, partner-in-charge of nonprofits at Eide Bailly. “These nonprofits have truly made an impact with their creative revenue-generating ideas, and we look forward to sharing what we’ve learned from them to help other nonprofits do the same.”

2019 honorees, by state, include:

Arizona: Grand Prize: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; Runner Up: Phoenix Rescue Mission; Runner Up: Desert Botanical Garden.

Colorado: Grand Prize: Easterseals Colorado; Runner Up: The Alliance Center; Runner Up: WorkLife Partnership.

Minnesota: Grand Prize: Feeding Our Communities Partners; Runner Up: Juxtaposition Arts; Runner Up: Friends School of Minnesota.

North Dakota: Grand Prize: YWCA Cass Clay; Runner Up: Family HealthCare Center; Runner Up: Abused Adult Resource Center.

Utah: Grand Prize: Volunteers of America, Utah; Runner Up: Utah Arts Alliance; Runner Up: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

For more information, head to Eide Bailly's site here.


Nearly 1,200 volunteers took part in the Illinois CPA Society’s 10th annual CPA Day of Service, with accounting and corporate finance professionals across the state volunteering on Friday, Sept. 20, to give back to their local communities.

Projects included packaging food and clothing for families in need, collecting books for children and cleaning neighborhoods. Organizations visited this year included Feed My Starving Children centers in Aurora and Schaumburg; Twice as Nice Mother & Child Diaper Bank in Gurnee; Little City in Palatine; and Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff.

“We’re so proud of everyone who balanced work schedules in order to spend time in their communities, making lasting impressions on those who are truly grateful,” stated Todd Shapiro, president and CEO of the Illinois CPA Society. “Our annual CPA Day of Service is a great opportunity for volunteers to connect with local communities and organizations to make a positive, long-lasting impact.”

For pictures from the day, head here.


Continuing education platform myCPE has launched "1 Credit = 1 Meal" (1C1M), a social initiative in which one meal is donated to an underprivileged person with each educational credit a professional earns on myCPE.

More than 20,000 meals have already been distributed, with myCPE hoping to provide over one million meals by 2020.

To help with their goal, myCPE has partnered with the Food Bank of New York, Action Against Hunger, SocialEye Foundation and Mealman Foundation.

For more information, head to myCPE's site here.


At the Phoenix Zoo in Arizona, 82 Henry+Horne volunteers and their families helped raise funds and awareness by participating in the UMOM Walk to End Homelessness.

The event featured 1,942 walkers wearing flip flops, breaking a previous Guinness World Record of 1,641.

Founded in 1964 ,UMOM’s mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Phoenix through innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family or individual.