Henry+Horne, Phoenix, donated $1,500-worth of school supplies to public charter school Create Academy, of which between 80 and 90 percent of the student population lives at or below the poverty line. Donated items included backpacks, notebooks, Kleenex and folders. In other charitable firm news, 15 members of Henry+Horne volunteered at local The United School for Autism on July 27, painting a kindergarten super-classroom and tech classroom; cleaning carpeting; and helping rearrange furniture.
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The Connecticut Society of CPAs, Rocky Hill, and CTCPA executive director Bonnie Stewart joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, a coalition of more than 600 CEOs pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The CTCPA formed a Diversity and Inclusion Initiative earlier this year, co-founded and co-chaired by the CPA society’s members Cynthia Calderon and Shanita Booker of CohnReznick’s Hartford office.
Rudd & Co., Rexburg, has joined the Eide Bailly Alliance as a member firm of the association.
BDO New York offices
BDO New York offices
BDO USA, acquired boutique advisory firm Loughlin Management Partners & Co., with the group now operating as BDO Consulting Group, a separate legal entity affiliated with BDO USA. (Read the full story.)

Baker Tilly, Chicago, celebrated its fourth annual Stewardship Day on Aug. 1, a single day of service when firm members volunteer with more than 100 nonprofit organizations.

The Illinois CPA Society will be hosting the ICPAS Summit19 Aug. 27-28 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, which will feature more than 40 thought leaders and 36 educational sessions. The opening keynote presentation will feature ICPAS president and CEO Todd Shapiro and Geoffrey Harlow, partner at Wipfli and board chairperson of the Illinois CPA Society, discussing the state of the profession.
CliftonLarsonAllen, Minneapolis, announced it has raised more than $1 million to support the CLA Foundation’s annual Giving Day campaign; a 66 percent increase over the firm’s fundraising in 2018. Started in 2015, the CLA Foundation has provided nearly $2.5 million through 150 grants to organizations around the country.
Sax, Clifton, will be hosting its annual eighth annual 4 Miler at Garret Mountain event in Woodland Park on Oct. 5, benefiting St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital. The annual run/walk event is family-friendly and coordinated by the firm, while its philanthropic arm the Sax Charitable Foundation absorbs the costs for the event so all dollars go directly to the child life department at the Children’s Hospital.

WithumSmith+Brown, Princeton, has added accounting firm Rucci, Bardaro & Falzone, which will retain its Woburn, Massachusetts, office for the five partners and 30 team members who will be added to the Withum team.
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Prager Metis, New York, added Frank & Co., McLean, expanding into the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. (Read the full story.) In other firm news, the Prager Metis Charitable Foundation will be hosting an inaugural Swing for the Cure golf event, in support of the Alzheimer’s Association, on Sept. 24 at the Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point.

Grassi & Co., New York, released its 2019 Construction Industry Survey, the result of three months of surveying industry leaders in the New York region on the most significant issues and trends. Those issues included skilled labor shortages, general business conditions, and the challenge of complying with regulatory oversight.
Skoda Minotti, Cleveland, was included on the Top 50 Construction Accounting Firms list by Construction Executive, ranking No. 33.
LBMC's offices in Brentwood, Tenn., near Nashville
LBMC's offices in Brentwood, Tenn., near Nashville
LBMC, Nashville, acquired national data analytics company Think Data Insights, also located in Nashville.
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The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board announced that 207 U.S. college students were selected to receive $10,000 scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.