Keiter marks 40 years of serving and supporting Virginia with a community-focused campaign.
To mark the occasion, we established a campaign to support non-profit organizations in Central Virginia beginning in February 2019. The campaign, A Bright Future of Serving the Community, features the Firm’s involvement with 40 organizations with the purpose of bringing awareness to those organizations. The campaign will conclude with a special contribution campaign in the fall, after each of the 40 organizations have been highlighted in a 40 week-long social media campaign.
The Keiter team has been busy serving our clients and our community this Winter. Our Bright Future of Serving the Community campaign is in full swing and we’ve enjoyed supporting and featuring the following organizations:
1. VCU Massey Cancer Center
The Firm is a longtime supporter of the VCU Massey Cancer Center’s Women & Wellness breakfasts and luncheons, which aim to educate women on their healthcare options in Richmond while raising funds for women’s cancer research.
2. American Heart Association
We are proud supporters of the Richmond American Heart Association and their RVA Pulse event, which strives to bring heart health awareness to the community.
3. Richmond Symphony
The Firm has continued to support the Richmond Symphony and their creative contributions to our community over the years.
4. The Community Tax Law Project
Tax Partner Denise Holmes serves as Treasurer on the Community Tax Law Project‘s board, where they provide free legal help to low-wage families and individuals in our community experiencing economic harm because of a tax issue.
5. Chesterfield Education Foundation
Ryan Beethoven-Wilson is a member of the Chesterfield Education Foundation where he works to support their efforts in improving the quality of education for the children of the Chesterfield County school district.
6. Richmond SPCA
Throughout the years, we have had an amazing experience working with the Richmond SPCA and supporting their initiatives like the annual FurBall event, their largest annual fundraiser with all proceeds supporting their Cinderella Fund.
7. Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond
Business Assurance and Advisory Services Partner Richard Lewis plays an active role in the community by serving on several boards and committees in his spare time including serving as Treasurer on the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond board.
8. The Doorways
We have had the pleasure of working alongside The Doorways over the past few years, helping members of our community get the support and care they need while using temporary lodging and non-medical services when experiencing a medical crisis.
9. StartUp Virginia
The Firm is a proud sponsor of StartUp Virginia, working to support local Richmond-based entrepreneurs and their businesses.
10. Full Circle Grief Center
We had the pleasure of being a part of Full Circle Grief Center’s involvement in making a difference in the community where we work and live.
12. World Pediatric Project
Every year, we look forward to supporting World Pediatric Project and their community activities like the annual Rock ‘n’ Heal event where proceeds go towards healing critically ill children and building healthcare capacity in the world.
Tax Partner Jen Flinchum has been an avid supporter of IMPACT100 and all that they do to empower women leaders to create a lasting impact within our community.
14. Junior Achievement
We are proud to support Junior Achievement, dedicating time to teaching financial literacy and money management at the JA Finance Park.
15. Lewis Ginter
Lewis Ginter has played a staple role in Richmond, offering classes, events, and access to special exhibitions to the community. We are proud to have helped serve and support their mission.
16. Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
We are proud supporters of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Virginia Chapter and all their efforts in finding a cure for Cystic Fibrosis through funding research and drug development and ensuring access to care throughout Virginia.
17. Retail Merchants Association
The Firm is a sponsor of the Retail Merchants Association’s Annual Valor Awards, dedicated to honoring those who have put their lives at risk in order to preserve the safety of our community.
18. Habitat for Humanity
We worked with Habitat for Humanity during our latest annual Volunteer Day, ensuring local families have access to quality goods and furniture they may be in need of for their homes.
19. Better Housing Coalition
Elizabeth Lewis, Audit team member, volunteers with the Better Housing Coalition, furthering their mission of creating high-quality homes for residents of modest means.
20. Richmond Animal League (RAL)
Tax Partner Ann Ramage spends some of her free time volunteering with the Richmond Animal League where she also adopted her own dogs, Mac and Ruby.
21. Massey on the River
It is an honor to work alongside the Massey Alliance during the Massey on the River event in raising cancer awareness and supporting available resources and programs for cancer treatment.
22. The College of William & Mary
Valuation and Forensic Services Partner Harold Martin dedicates time to giving back to his alma mater, The College of William and Mary, including serving as an adjunct instructor in the Master of Accounting Program.
23. Reach 4 Ghana
We support Reach 4 Ghana, a local organization with a goal of improving the health and wellbeing of rural Ghanians through medical care, effective public health education, and community development initiatives.
24. JMU Alumni Board
Business Assurance and Advisory Services Partner, Andrew Sledd, demonstrates his passion for his alma mater by serving on the JMU Alumni Board.
25. Wilder Middle School Supply Drive
For the past few years, the Firm has been proud to support Wilder Middle School by holding an annual school supply drive where we gather notebooks, pencils and other school supplies for the students upcoming year.
26. VSCPA Educational Foundation
We support the careers of our CPAs through 100% Firm membership in the VSCPA. It has been a pleasure working with the VSCPA Educational Foundation, where they work to support future CPAs by promoting accounting education and reward academic excellence.
27. The Hokie Club
Business Assurance and Advisory Services Partner John Kent shows his support to Virginia Tech through serving as a Richmond Representative of The Hokie Club.
28. Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
Risk Advisory Services Partner Scott McAuliffe has helped further the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society – Virginia Chapter’s mission by fundraising for the annual LLS Light the Night event.
29. Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Our very own Gary Wallace, Managing Partner, sits on the board of JDRF- Central Virginia Chapter and is a proud supporter of the organization and its mission.
30. Ronald McDonald House Charities
We had the opportunity to help Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond provide a “home-away-from-home” for families with children receiving medical care at local medical facilities during our latest Volunteer Day.
31. National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Keiter Advisor’s Managing Director sits on the Board of Directors for the Virginia – West Virginia Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, working towards a world free of MS.
32. March of Dimes
Over the years, Business Assurance and Advisory Services Partner Doug Nickerson has supported the March of Dimes, helping to advocate for mothers and their children in NICUs.
33. Charitable Souls Foundation
We’re so proud of our very own Amy Menefee, Business Assurance & Advisory Services Partner, who founded the Charitable Souls Foundation back in 2001 with three friends from Virginia Commonwealth University.
34. Great Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP)
Tax Partner Tom Denson served on the Board of Directors for Great Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP) for many years helping students achieve their goal of post-secondary school education.
35. Hanover Tavern Foundation
Keiter has been a long-time supporter of the Hanover Tavern Foundation and its mission to preserve, interpret and utilize the Tavern as a historic, educational, community and cultural resource center within our community.
36. Boy Scouts of America
Business Assurance and Advisory Services Partner Matt McDonald spends time volunteering with his local Boy Scout Troop.
37. J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Partner and COO Julie Gustavsson has been a tireless advocate for accessible higher education, sitting on the Reynolds Community College Educational Foundation Board where she helps to ensure that every citizen in our community has access and opportunity for a college education.
38. The Valentine
We are proud supporters of The Valentine and their efforts in telling the broader history of our region.
39. BatterSea Foundation
Tax Senior Manager Ginny Belcher serves as the treasurer of the Battersea Foundation, supporting its goals to inform, enrich, and inspire the community through offering a number of educational, artistic, and cultural experiences.
40. Operation Drumstick
Tax Senior Associate Janet Snellings organizes boxed meals during the holiday season for Good Samaritan Ministries’ “Operation Drumstick,” which provides special meals for families in need during the holiday season.
At Keiter, we play our part in the community where we live and work, not just as members, but as leaders. We are excited to continue our support and commitment to our community and the organizations that serve us. Stay tuned for more organizations to be featured throughout the next several weeks!
Founded on December 1, 1978 by Robert Keiter, Bill Stephens, Carroll Hurst, Ted Gary, and Bub Shreaves, Keiter has grown into the third largest accounting firm in Central Virginia with 81 CPAs and 160 total employees and has built a national reputation for assurance, consulting and advisory, and taxation services.
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