CPAs from across North Carolina took to their communities on Friday, September 18, 2015, for the fourth annual CPA Day of Service. More than 2,100 individuals, representing over 268 of North Carolina’s businesses, participated via serving approximately 150 charitable organizations across the state.
“The public may not always know much about CPAs beyond yearly taxes, and I feel this event was a fantastic way to highlight all that is good about the profession and association,” says 2015–16 NCACPA Chair Dan Purvine. “September 18 was a day for CPAs to join together and give back to the communities in which we live, work, and play. These communities have given so much to us; now, it’s time for us to return the favor.”
In an effort to spotlight the importance of the event, Governor Pat McCrory signed a proclamation officially declaring September 18 as “CPA Day of Service” in North Carolina. NCACPA has worked with the Governor’s office each year in an effort to have a proclamation signed. The efforts have been quite successful—as a proclamation has been signed by a North Carolina Governor each year since the event was created four years ago. This gesture, by both the McCrory and Perdue administrations, signifies the support of both the CPA profession and community service by our state’s top elected official.
NCACPA hopes this event and other service acts will build awareness of the CPA profession as well as the association, which serves as the voice of more than 14,000 members in North Carolina. Every day CPAs serve their communities as trusted business advisors to companies and individuals; CPA Day of Service allows these same professionals to serve in other ways.
Final event details, including photo and social media contest winners, will be available soon.