Haskell & White To Receive National Philanthropy Day Award

Volunteers at Families ForwardIrvine-based CPA firm recognized as Outstanding Mid-Size Business

IRVINE, Calif. – August 13, 2013 – Haskell & White LLP, one of the largest independently owned accounting and consulting firms in Orange County, will be the recipient of the National Philanthropy Day (NPD) Orange County award in the Outstanding Mid-Size Business category this coming fall. Regarded throughout Orange County as one of the most community-oriented business service firms, Haskell & White was recognized for its extensive philanthropy program, which encompasses more than 20 organizations supporting children, the arts, public health and education among other causes.

“We have a commitment to valuable community involvement through both our philanthropy program as well as our client work,” said Haskell & White’s Managing Partner Wayne Pinnell. “Serving our community is not simply something we do; it is a fixture of our corporate culture and represents our highest calling.”

The organizations nominating Haskell & White LLP for the award included:

  • America On Track
  • Arts Orange County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Santa Ana
  • Child Abuse Prevention Center
  • Discovery Science Center
  • Irvine Barclay Theatre
  • Laura’s House
  • Orange County Affiliate of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
  • Orange County Business Journal
  • South Coast Repertory
  • The Laguna Playhouse
  • The Wooden Floor

“Our nonprofit sector contributes greatly to our community’s success and well-being. It is our hope to inspire more businesses to partner with nonprofits and make a difference in their community,” said Haskell & White’s Audit Partner-in-Charge, Rick Smetanka.

In addition to its touted philanthropy program, Haskell & White also has an extensive list of nonprofit clients on its roster, providing tax, auditing and advisor services specifically geared toward the nonprofit sector. The nine-member partner group collectively serves on more than 20 boards. The firm encourages all team members to engage and support a nonprofit organization that works toward a mission they feel connected to. Guiding nonprofit organization’s through board service, volunteering in the community and providing high-quality audit and tax services are an integral part of the firm’s corporate culture.

Orange County’s Annual National Philanthropy Day and Awards Luncheon will be held in November at the Hyatt Regency Orange County, with an expected attendance of nearly 1,000 guests, to celebrate the organization’s ongoing engagement in philanthropy.

National Philanthropy Day recognizes philanthropic efforts made by organizations in the community, and each year individuals and businesses are selected by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) of the Orange County Chapter to be honored for their tremendous endeavors in community contributions.

About Haskell & White LLP
Haskell & White LLP is one of the largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms in Southern California, servicing public and private middle-market companies. With locations in Irvine and San Diego, Haskell & White combines the expansive services, knowledge, experience and reach of national and international accounting firms with the personal attention, responsiveness and value of a local organization. Haskell & White works with companies in a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, distribution, life science, technology, and retail. The firm provides solid expertise and services to its clients in the tax and audit disciplines, including advising SEC registrants and consulting on mergers and acquisitions. Further information on Haskell & White can be found on the firm’s website, www.hwcpa.com. Connect with Haskell & White at www.facebook.com/haskellandwhite and www.twitter.com/haskellandwhite.