Firms giving back: HBK launches philanthropic 'HBK Cares' program
HBK CPAs launches firmwide 'HBK Cares' program
HBK CPAs & Consultants, a Top 100 Firm based in Canfield, Ohio, has announced the launch of its philanthropic HBK Cares initiative, providing a cohesive, firm-wide charity program across all of its offices.
HBK Cares will see its offices help the local communities in which they serve. Early partner organizations include the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
“Community engagement is an important part of our culture and a cornerstone of our corporate responsibility,” stated Christopher Allegretti, CEO and managing principal of HBK, in a statement. “We serve our communities and support charities under the banner of HBK Cares.”
The program debuted this January by honoring National Blood Donor month. Throughout the month, staff members will be participating in blood drives and using its social media platforms to share team participation statistics.
“This is our honor and privilege; we feel it is our responsibility to ‘pay it forward’ in the cities, townships and societies we call home,” stated Patricia Kimerer, HBK's director of communications and organizer of the project. “It’s the right thing to do.”
A "Be Kind Day" will also be announced later in the year, wherein all firm offices will close and support a local project of their choice.
For more on HBK, head to the firm's site here.
Baker Tilly partner joins Women in Need's board of directors
Top 100 Firm Baker Tilly has announced that Susan Teicher, partner-in-charge of the private client group in the firm's New York regional offices, has been voted to the board of directors of Women in Need, a nonprofit organization serving homeless women and their children in New York City.
“It is an honor and a privilege to become a member of WIN’s board of directors,” stated Teicher. “I have always been inspired by the organization’s mission and accomplishments, and I am looking forward to contributing to their work.”
First established in 1983, Women in Need provides housing, services and programs to help homeless women and their children rebuild their lives and independence. Women in Need works with approximately 10,000 homeless individuals each year.
“Susan embodies Baker Tilly’s values of collaboration, integrity, passion and stewardship both at work and in her community,” said Christine Fenske, managing partner of Baker Tilly’s New York metro area offices, in a statement.