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The California Society of CPAs (CalCPA)recently announced that they have awardedGrimbleby Coleman CPAs, of Modesto, the Society's 2016 Public Service Award for Firms.

CalCPA presents the award each year to recognize a California firm for its philanthropic contributions to the local, state or national level.

The staff Grimbleby Coleman CPAs participated in approximately 1,680 hours of community service in 2015 alone. The firm is present on the boards of more than 25 local nonprofits, including Love Modesto, the Stanislaus Community Foundation, United Samaritans, Historic State Theatre and Community Hospice.

"Grimbleby Coleman strongly believes in improving the Modesto community through its involvement in numerous activities that benefit the public," said Lynette Atchley, chair of the public service selection committee, in a statement. "They set a standard that other CPA firms should strive for."

Grimbleby professionals regularly participate in Love Modesto's "Teddy Bear Stiches of Love," in which they put together teddy bears given to children who are accident and fire victims. The firm also conducts a Christmas gift drive for underprivileged families.

For more on the Public Service Award, head to CalCPA's site here.