Wipfli’s Community Day helps 67 organizations


October 17, 2013
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Wipfli LLP, a national CPA and consulting firm with offices in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, and Spokane, Washington, closed its doors for business on September 26 so that hundreds of associates across the country could spend the day giving back to the communities that have fueled the firm’s growth. During the firm’s annual “Community Day,” associates dedicated over 4,000 work hours to make a difference in their communities.
 
Organizations that were helped by Wipfli associates across the states of Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Washington reiterated that valuable contributions were made on the firm’s Community Day this year.
 
Terence Buckaloo, Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society Lincoln Learning Center and Museum Curator in Sterling, Illinois, said, “Wipfli’s help furthered our goal of creating the Lincoln Learning Center as a site for educating students and the public about our local history.”
 
Kay Van Matre, Capstone Manager with Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest, located in Minneapolis, said, “Wipfli’s volunteer group has partnered with us the last several years preparing many craft kits, paperwork, and classroom folder information for Junior Achievement BizTown and Junior Achievement Finance Park. We have come to count on the time they spend with us each year.”
 
Emily Kanally of Spokane’s Inland Northwest Second Harvest Food Bank, said, “Second Harvest is grateful for the assistance of Wipfli, and other corporate partners, at a time when hunger is such a pressing problem in the Inland Northwest. With one of four children in the region living with hunger, Wipfli’s volunteers helped sort food for rapid distribution to partner food banks and meal programs helping hungry children, families and seniors.”
 
Toni Mattson, co-owner of Trinity Equestrian Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, said, “It’s an incredible blessing when corporations like Wipfli invest in us like this. Your work on our behalf exemplifies Wipfli’s commitment to the community and to nonprofits like Trinity Equestrian Center.”
 
Molly Hilligoss, volunteer coordinator of the YWCA Coulee Region in La Crosse, Wisconsin, said, “Our garden is a space for people with limited mobility to enjoy relaxing. Making it a nice space to visit is almost impossible without a volunteer group, so we thank the Wipfli team for being such hard workers!”
 
Sue Storzer, volunteer coordinator for Heritage Hill in Green Bay, Wisconsin, said, “We are pleased that Wipfli chose Heritage Hill to volunteer their time and energy. We appreciate the community support.”

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