BlumShapiro chief marketing officer Tom DeVitto (center rear), Fox 61 anchor Jenn Bernstein and teacher Brenda Glidden with a third grade class at Webster Hill School.


For the tenth consecutive year, approximately 300 students at Webster Hill Elementary School in West Hartford, Connecticut, will learn the basics of financial literacy from more than two dozen Blumshapiro volunteers via the Top 100 Firm's "JA In A Day" program, held on June 7.

Students in grades 2-5 will participate in hands-on activities using Junior Achievement's curricula catered specifically for each grade.

“Our commitment to lead our clients to their best futures extends into our community where we work to enrich the lives of children and families,” stated Blumshapiro’s Connecticut managing partner, Andrew Lattimer. “Providing the building blocks of financial literacy and work readiness is our primary objective during JA In A Day, and through our decade-long partnership with Webster Hill Elementary School and JA we’ve been able to reach more than 1,000 students.”

JA In a Day programs for each grade include:

· JA Our Community (2nd grade): Uses posters and games to offer practical information about businesses and the types of jobs businesses offer in a community. Students explore production methods via a simulation game, learning about taxes, decision-making and how money flows in the economy.
· JA Our City (3rd grade): Introduces students to financial literacy and learning objectives for third–grade social studies, including how people manage their money and the importance of economic exchange within a city.
· JA Our Region (4th grade): Introduces students to entrepreneurship and how entrepreneurs use resources to produce goods and services. Students will operate a hypothetical hot dog stand to understand the fundamental tasks performed by a business owner and how to track revenue and expenses.
· JA Our Nation (5th Grade): Provides information on the need for employees who can meet the demands of the high-growth, high-demand 21st century job market.


Top 100 Firm Dixon Hughes Goodman hosted its annual DHG Leadership Conference for accounting college students this month in Charlotte.

The Leadership Conference sees students volunteer through assembling “Birthday Presents For All” for children and families through nonprofit agency Thompson, a charity that supports behavioral and educational treatment care for children throughout the Carolinas.

“We emphasize the importance of volunteerism with the DHG Leadership Conference student attendees and with our people through strategic volunteer opportunities," said DHG Impact manager Akilah Garvin in a statement. "Giving back builds a special common bond and strengthens engagement, which in turn strengthens DHG’s overall culture and impact in our local communities."

DHG will also soon be launching its 8th annual Count the Cans food drive, held June 14-24. The 10-day campaign sees DHG staff and partners participate in an inter-office competition to volunteer and support local food banks. In 2018, DHG donated more than $76,000 to hunger relief organizations, in addition to volunteering nearly 1,000 service hours at local food banks.


The Educational Foundation the Georgia Society of CPAs recently hosted its Annual Golf Tournament at the Atlanta National Golf Club in Milton, Georgia.

Golfers and attendees spent the day networking and playing while raising approximately $20,000 for various scholarships and programming benefiting Georgia college students. This year’s tournament featured 95 players.

“Having been involved with the GSCPA for several years now, I’ve seen the good that is being done by the foundation," said Tanner Glenn, of winning firm McNair McLemore Middlebrooks & Co., in a statement. "Our firm ... decided to make the trek from Macon to participate in the GSCPA golf tournament this year in support of the foundation. We had a great time, and it was made even better knowing we were supporting such a great cause.”

Prizes were presented to the top three scoring teams, as well as top golfers. This years team and individual winners include:

· 1st: McNair McLemore Middlebrooks & Co.
· 2nd: Rushton & Co.
· 3rd: Aprio.
· Foundation Cup: Rushton & Co.
· Putting: Brad Bernard, Draffin & Tucker.
· Chipping: Blake Head, BDO USA.
· Longest Drive: Michael Bork, Capital Directions.
· Closet to the Pin: Adam Bateman, Moore Colson & Co.