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Armanino Foundation raises $500K to mark two-year anniversary

Top 100 firm Armanino announced this week that its philanthropic wing, the Armanino Foundation, has raised $500,000 to mark its two-year anniversary of operations.

“We are excited to announce the progress we’ve made just in time to celebrate our two-year anniversary,” said Andy Armanino, managing partner of Armanino, in a statement. “The list of this quarter’s grant beneficiaries includes a diverse group of worthy organizations nominated and hand-selected by our staff. The Armanino Foundation continues to be an extension of our values as a firm that allows us to give back to organizations that make a positive impact on our communities.”

The Armanino Foundation also named the nonprofit recipients of its Q3 grant disbursement, as well as its 2019 Volunteer Vacation projects. Volunteer Vacations see staff members take sponsored trips to help out with various philanthropic efforts all over the world. Next year's efforts will include teaching English to children in Thailand, operating a family resort in Florida for children with life-threatening illnesses, and completing conservation efforts at Camassia Natural Area in Oregon.

The Armanino Foundation's Q3 2018 grant recipients include:

  • American Heart Association
  • Assistance League of Los Angeles
  • Ballet Theatre San Luis Obispo
  • 13th Street Cat Rescue
  • Dependency Advocacy Center
  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • JW House
  • L.A. Kitchen
  • Lincoln Training Center
  • Lone Star Wind Orchestra
  • Love On 4 Paws
  • Morning Star Outreach
  • NatureBridge
  • Sante D’Or Foundation
  • Shasta Community Disaster Relief Fund
  • Urban Partners Los Angeles

For more on the Armanino Foundation, head to its site here.

Eli Abeles honored with posthumous 'Leadership Award'

Accounting and consulting firm Abeles and Hoffman has announced that former managing partner Eli Abeles was posthumously awarded the David N. and Roselin Grosberg Young Leadership Award on Sept. 27, 2018. Abeles died Sept. 10, 2018 after a fight with metastatic kidney cancer.

The David N. and Roselin Grosberg Young Leadership Award is annually awarded to volunteer leaders in the Jewish community, highlighting leaders of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis through both volunteer leadership and participation in its Annual Campaign. Abeles was selected to receive the award prior to his death.

“Eli was a true hero of his profession and his community. He would be thrilled to receive this award,” stated Ron Abeles, co-founder, president, shareholder of Abeles and Hoffman, and father of Eli. “He was committed to giving back to the local community in every way possible and strove to be an active leader. We continue to mourn Eli and miss him deeply.”

Donations honoring Eli Abeles can be made by calling the Jewish Community Center at 314-432-5700 or visiting, with contributions payable to the "Eli M. Abeles Camp Sabra Fund."

Long Island CPA to box in 'Fight for Charity'

CPA Michael Holmstrom of Long Island firm Grassi & Co. will be one of the featured boxers participating in the 15th annual "Long Island Fight for Charity" event on Monday, Nov. 19, 2018.

Fighting under the guise of "The Number Cruncher," Holmstrom will face Grant “The Bull” Havasy, managing partner of Blue and Gold Homes & Builder Funding in Huntington.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to local charities and families in need. For more on the event, head to its site here.

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