Giving Thanks by Giving Back

Professionals from WithumSmith+Brown, CPAs got out of the office and into their communities this week to help local charities during the firm’s 5th Annual Withum Week of Caring.

November 23, 2016 – WithumSmith+Brown, Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, conducted its 5th Annual “Withum Week of Caring”, sending everyone in their organization out into their communities to volunteer their time during the three days before Thanksgiving. With over 800 professionals across the firm’s 14 offices, the accounting staff helped 47 different charitable organizations, donating over 2,100 hours of time.

“This is our favorite outreach event of the year because of the number of people and organizations involved,” says Bill Hagaman, Withum’s CEO and managing partner.  “Giving back to local charities is an important part of our firm’s culture. This being our fifth year of holding Withum Week of Caring, it was once again a great success thanks to the many generous people of our firm.”

From serving food to a local homeless shelter to repairing and painting houses, Withum staff enjoy this special time to roll up their sleeves and donate their time and talents.  “We were excited to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando to assist in building homes for an outstanding organization,” says Lena Combs, a partner in Withum’s Orlando office and the organizer of Friday’s event with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando. “In addition to the team building and comradery that our group of thirty volunteers experienced, we were honored to be able to take part in building a neighborhood for those in need in our community.”

Established in 1974, Withum is a top-30 nationally ranked public accounting and advisory firm with 800 staff members and annual revenue of $140+ million. Offices are located throughout New Jersey (five locations, including its Princeton headquarters); New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Boston, MA; Orlando, FL; Aspen, CO; and the Cayman Islands. The firm also is a member of HLB International, a worldwide network of independent professional accounting firms and business advisors committed to assisting clients build and expand globally.

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Withum staff kicked off Withum Week of Caring on Friday, November 18 by volunteering at a Habitat for Humanity build site in Orlando, FL.

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Withum staff worked with Clean the World in Orlando, FL to assist sorting soap and other various hygiene products received from hotels, which are recycled and distributed to impoverished areas around the world.

*WithumSmith+Brown is a sponsor of the Edyth Bush Institute financial series of workshops for nonprofit organizations.

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About Rollins Edyth Bush Institute

The Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership at Rollins College was established to strengthen the impact, effectiveness, and leadership of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations through education and management assistance.
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