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CICF News / 2011 / October / News Post
October 26, 2011
CPAs Partner with Legacy Fund to Give Back

CPAs from five firms put down their pencils and laptops on September 23, 2011 to partner with Legacy Fund to build homes and deliver meals to community members in need.

Fifty-four accountants from the Watermark Group, Horizon CPA, Ent & Imler, Howell Advisors, and the firm of Dauby, O’Conner & Zaleski responded to Legacy Fund’s request to utilize the Indiana CPA Society’s Day of Service to provide assistance to two Hamilton County charities, Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity.

Meals on Wheels
Kate, a CPA volunteer, delivers a meal to a grateful recipient.
The Meals on Wheels team served Hamilton County residents in need by delivering meals on routes in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, and Sheridan.

The Habitat for Humanity crews picked up hammers, shovels, and brushes and brooms to help with two builds in Fortville and Cicero. The Fortville site involved landscaping and finishing interior touches to get the home ready for its dedication the following day. The Cicero team hung exterior siding and primed and painted the interior.

“Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County was blessed to partner with the Legacy Fund and these CPAs,” said Rhett Cecil, Chief Executive Officer. “Over 300 hours of work and service were provided by these talented and community-oriented volunteers. We are profoundly thankful for their contributions and support.”

Legacy Fund is Hamilton County’s community foundation and an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Meals on Wheels and Habitat for Humanity are two of the many recipients who have received grants from Legacy Fund. Through the generosity of donors in Hamilton County, Legacy Fund annually awards nearly $3 million to non-profits.

Volunteers for Habitat For Humanity
Two CPA volunteers help build a Habitat For Humanity home in Cicero.
Legacy Fund partners with professional advisors on service opportunities and in helping their clients develop charitable strategies that simplify their giving, increase their impact, and reduce their taxes.

More about Legacy Fund.