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Georgia Society of CPAs holds 6th annual golf tournament benefiting college students

The Educational Foundation of the Georgia Society of CPAs recently hosted 95 golfers at the Brookfield Country Club in Roswell, Ga., for its sixth annual Golf Tournament. Attendees helped raise over $25,000 to be used for scholarships and programming for Georgia accounting college students.

“The Golf Tournament brings members and colleagues together for a fun-filled day of golf and friendly competition while raising funds for accounting scholarships, awards, and student programs," stated Educational Foundation president-elect Robert Fields, who chairs the Foundation Golf Committee. "The tournament is a great place to support the cause and network with other professionals.”

The day included a putting contest and a standard scramble, concluding with a reception at the clubhouse. Fields presented prizes to the top three scoring teams and the two individuals with the longest drive. The day ended with a ball-rolling contest where the winner split the pot with the Educational Foundation. The Carr, Riggs & Ingram sponsor team also went home with the Foundation Cup, winning the "tournament within the tournament."

For more information, head to the GSCPA's site here.

NJCPA announces 2018 Volunteer Award recipients

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants announced the winners of its Volunteer Award last week at its 2018 Annual Convention and Expo in Atlantic City. Thirty-nine professionals received the new award, with another 10 receiving honorable mention and another receiving the award posthumously.

Winners were chosen based on their contributions to the NJCPA, their local community, accounting students and the general public, giving recognition to the "selfless work that CPAs often perform every day without going noticed."

“The Volunteer Award is a great way to say ‘thank you’ to many of our members who truly give back to their communities, their local schools and the next generation of CPAs,” said Ralph Albert Thomas, CEO and executive director of the NJCPA, in a statement.

For the full list of recipients, head to the NJCPA's site here.

SD Mayer & Associates helps supply Kenyan preschool

San Francisco firm SD Mayer & Associates recently announced a partnership with the Valmark Global Gift Fund to donate desks and chairs to a preschool for children of the Maasai Tribe in Kenya.

SD Mayer has been a longtime supporter of the nonprofit Sabore’s Well, who is building the preschool.

“SD Mayer was founded with the belief that we should invest in and give back to communities and organizations locally and globally,” stated Stephen Mayer, founder and managing partner of SD Mayer & Associates. “We are proud to support Sabore’s Well as they improve access to safe, clean drinking water and provide a strong educational foundation for children. Thank you to Valmark for partnering with us to bring these much-needed supplies to the new preschool.”

Each year, Valmark Financial Group contributes 10 percent of its annual profits to Valmark Global Gift Fund to go towards charitable programs. SD Mayer applied for a $5,400 Valmark Global Gift Fund grant to support Sabore’s Well’s new preschool.

For more on SD Mayer & Associates, head to the firm's site here.

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