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2017-09-11 Print

Georgia Accounting Professionals Raise Over 536K Meals to Fight Hunger


GSCPA Announces Results of Fourth Annual Georgia Accounting Food Fight

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) and the Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA) are pleased to announce the results of the fourth annual Georgia Accounting Food Fight, which took place Aug. 7-18. During the friendly, two-week competition, accounting professionals statewide raised food and funds for Georgia's eight regional food banks. Since its inception in 2014, the Georgia Accounting Food Fight has collectively raised $441,179 and 49,270 pounds of food.

This year over 65 accounting firms and industry accounting departments in 21 cities competed in the Food Fight, raising a total of 11,286 pounds of food and $135,485 for Georgia’s food banks. The GFBA presented awards in several categories including Food Fight Hero, Industry, Sole Proprietor, Big Four, Large Firm, Medium Firm and Small Firm. Sole proprietor Anna M. Bolen, CPA, in Lawrenceville won the honor of Grand Prize Food Fight Hero, earning the most points per employee statewide. The Grand Prize Hunger Champion Winner is Aprio, in Atlanta with the most points overall statewide.

GSCPA CEO Boyd Search shared, “The Georgia Accounting Food Fight is our chance to come together to help families, children, and individuals struggling with hunger. The results of this year’s Food Fight demonstrate the strength, commitment and care of the accounting profession. I would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s Georgia Accounting Food Fight and thank everyone who participated. As a result of your generosity and hard work, Georgia’s food banks can now provide 536,829 meals to families, seniors, and children in need.”

“Thank you to the Georgia Society of CPAs and each and every firm and passionate individual who made the Georgia Accounting Food Fight a success this year. We are thrilled that they raised over an incredible half million meals worth of food and funds this year. These efforts will make a true impact on the children and families our Food Banks serve,” Danah Craft, Executive Director, Georgia Food Bank Association.

2017 Georgia Accounting Food Fight Winners:
GRAND PRIZE FOOD FIGHT HERO WINNER
Anna Abernathy, CPA, Lawrenceville
Most Points Per Employee Statewide
15,125 Points Per Person
Benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank

GRAND PRIZE HUNGER CHAMPION WINNER
Aprio, Atlanta
Most Points Overall Statewide
65,440 Total Points
Benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank

Industry Winner
MARTA, Atlanta
12,475 Total Points & 416 Points Per Employee
Benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank

Sole Proprietor Winner
Pennington & Berry, CPA, Evans
13,850 Total Points & 6,925 Points Per Employee
Benefiting the Golden Harvest Food Bank

Small Firm Winners
G. Michael Smith and Associates, Athens
11,250 Total Points
Benefiting the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Collins/Moody & Company, P.C., Athens
1,930 Points Per Employee
Benefiting the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia

Medium Firm Winners
Williams Benator & Libby LLP, Atlanta
20,176 Total Points
Benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank

The Cleveland Group, Martinez
567 Points Per Employee
Benefiting the Golden Harvest Food Bank

Large Firm Winners
Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP: Atlanta
61,476 Total Points
Benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank

Moore Colson, Marietta
586 Points Per Employee
Benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank

Big 4 Winners
Ernst & Young, Atlanta
28,980 Total Points
Benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank

PwC, Atlanta
12.3 Points Per Employee
Benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank 2016 Honorable Mentions



About GSCPA
GSCPA is the premier professional organization for CPAs in the state of Georgia. With nearly 13,500 members throughout the state, the purpose of GSCPA is to achieve excellence by providing superior advocacy, leadership, service, lifelong learning, and personal and professional development opportunities. For more information, visit www.gscpa.org.

About the Georgia Food Bank Association (GFBA)
The Georgia Food Bank Association is comprised of eight regional food banks that share food, resources and best practices to help close the meal gap and ensure a hunger-free Georgia. Working through nearly 2,400 partner agencies and pantries, they distribute more than 130 million pounds of food annually to 159 counties in Georgia.

To support the food banks, GFBA develops statewide partnerships to raise food and funds, advances legislative priorities that impact the food banks, educates the public about the role of food banks, and raises awareness about hunger. http://georgiafoodbankassociation.org/

 
Contact Info
Georgia Society of CPAs
Six Concourse Parkway, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: 404-504-2941

Website: http://gscpa.org