Armanino holds 10th annual Great Give

Top 100 Firm Armanino closed its offices yesterday as part of the firm's 10th annual Great Give. The yearly community service event sees staff members join local nonprofits for a variety of philanthropic projects that serve the communities where they live and work. Armanino set a goal of donating 4,000 hours of community service this year.

“The Great Give is one of the most special days of the year at our firm, as it empowers our people to connect with special causes and charitable organizations that are most meaningful to them,” said Andy Armanino, managing partner of Armanino, in a statement. “For nearly a decade, it has been our privilege to offer our time, talents and energy to give back to our communities.”

Armanino staff members with the Assistance League Los Angeles as part of the 10th annual Great Give.
Armanino staff members with the Assistance League Los Angeles as part of the 10th annual Great Give. Assistance League Los Angeles/Twitter

For more on the Great Give, including a full list of participating offices and nonprofit organizations, head to Armanino's site here.

Prager Metis named 'gold level' participant for Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association announced this week that Top 100 Firm Prager Metis has been named a "gold level" national walk team participant for the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s events around the country. The firm has set a fundraising goal of $250,000 for staff members across the country.

“Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's are key events around New York State to help raise awareness and funds for disease that takes far too many lives each year,” stated Christopher Smith, executive director for the Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter. “We truly are thankful for Prager Metis and their willingness to be a national walk team, and their commitment to helping to end Alzheimer’s.”

Alzheimer’s especially hits home for Prager Metis staff members, including co-managing partners Glenn Friedman and David Neste, who each lost their fathers to the disease last spring.

“We knew from day one we wanted our firm to support a cause, and the Alzheimer’s Association was a perfect fit and working with them has been an honor,” said Neste, per a statement.

“Partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association has been incredible, and our Prager Metis team members are all coming together to bring us one step further to finding a cure to this disease,” added Friedman. “We look forward to what the future has in store.”

For more information on the Walk, head to the Alzheimer's Association's site here.

NYSSCPA holds third annual Moynihan Scholarship Fund Gala

The New York State Society of CPAs held its third annual Moynihan Scholarship Fund Gala in New York City on Thursday, supporting the next generation of New York CPAs.

The gala benefited the titular Moynihan Scholarship Fund, which supports academic scholarships and college programs for New York high school and college students through the Society’s Foundation of Accounting Education. A portion of all donations raised through ticket sales, donations and corporate sponsorships will also help finance the Moynihan Scholarship Fund’s mission to support the Society’s COAP and Excellence in Accounting Scholarship programs.

Charles Weinstein, CEO of Eisner Amper, also received the inaugural David J. Moynihan Award for his support of the Moynihan Scholarship Fund. Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, Oracle’s global accounting strategy director, received the NYSSCPA Trailblazer Award, and Kelvin Joseph, COO of Steiner Sports, received the COAP Promise Award for his long-term involvement in the Society's Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession Program.

The gala also saw the inauguration of NYSSCPA President-elect Jan Herringer, a partner at BDO, and the election of incoming board members.

For more on the Moynihan Scholarship Fund, head to NYSSCPA's site here.

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