The basic foundation of Zimmerman & Co CPAs has been built upon the belief that none of us live in a vacuum and that each of us must give back as much to our great communities, our nation, and our world as it has graciously bestowed upon us. In that vein, our firm has done, and continues to do, a significant amount of pro-bono and below-market priced work for a wide variety of organizations. These organizations and projects include:
Accounting for Kids
Team leader at Sherwood Elementary School, presenting this dynamic program aimed at teaching financial literacy to young students. www.accountingforkids.com
CPAs in the Classroom
Team leader and presenter for this OSCPA program, which is a classroom game, ‘FETCH,’ covering budgeting and money management. www.cpasintheclassroom.com
Helped to organize this organization who serves to support our troops in Afghanastan. We did all work to gain 501c3 status for this organization and continue to donate our time to provide all accounting and tax services to this organization. www.det3.us
Serve as accountant and advisor for this organization allowing it to apply for significant grants to continue its worthwhile work. In addition, Emily Burkart, an accountant with Zimmerman & Co., has traveled to Kenya with this group and helps with fundraising and projects locally. www.soteni.org
Partners in Education
Work with the Forest Hills School District to pull together businesses and schools to share knowledge and energies. For instance, our firm was a participant in the Nagel Middle School Career Day, showing these students what it means to be an accountant and encouraging them to give it a try through many interactive activities. www.foresthills.edu
Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
Acted as committee chairs, board members, event volunteers for projects and events of this dynamic group, too numerous to list. Our firm sees this as an essential way of giving back to our community and helping our entire community to succeed together. www.andersonareachamber.org
Forest Hills Youth Football
Served as financial and accounting advisor to this organization providing a wholesome sporting opportunity to local youths. www.foresthillsyouth.com
Public Library Sponsor
Sponsored program and provided grand prize to Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for summer reading program, encouraging youth to read and find excitement in books. www.cincinnatilibrary.org
Building Blocks For Kids
Act as accountant and advisor to this worthwhile organization that works toward providing medical and support equipment to needy children. www.bb4k.org
The Substance Awareness Greater Anderson Coalition (SAGA)
Act as accountant and advisor to this non-profit group, aimed at drug and substance abuse awareness to protect the youth of our community. www.sagacoalition.org
Greater Anderson Township Betterment Commission (GATBC)
Anne serves as Treasurer of this community group, appointed by the Trustees of the township. Originally set up to organize a bicentennial celebration for the township, this organization now works to provide a platform for others’ good ideas to be able to take off and come to life. www.andersontownship.org
Leap Beyond Therapy
Act as accountant and advisor to this group, devoted to providing hope, motivation, and the tools to help kids with special needs achieve their potential and become active participants in their world. www.leapbeyondtherapy.com
Montessori Center Room
Served as volunteers handling the financial organization and activities of the group’s annual auction. This group exists to provide preschool children with a quality Montessori learning experience, www.montessoricenterroom.com
Greater Anderson Promotes Peace (GAPP)
Served as advisor and accountant to help this group get started and on its feet. GAPP provides community-building activities and programs that honor diversity, encourage understanding and promote inclusion. www.gappeace.org
Wulsin for Congress 2008
Acted as treasurer and advisor to Victoria Wulsin, M.D., as she ran for the U.S. Congressional seat in Ohio’s 2nd district.
THE FACIAL FOUNDATION
Did the accounting work for this unique organization to help support its mission to provide pro bono facial reconstructive surgery for victims of domestic violence, other violent crimes, accidents and injuries, until the organization recently lost its funding.
THE WISH TREE
Strong supporter each year of this wonderful organization and Cincinnati tradition, as they strive to make Christmas a little bit kinder to those in need. Www.bobwtterer.com/wishtree.html or http://myfountainsquare.zipscene.com/events/view/2756819-wish-tree-cincinnati
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
Participates each year in this family-friendly event to celebrate our community, our freedom and those who serve to protect it.
OHIO CITY INCORPORATED
Currently, Maria serves as Treasurer of OCI, in addition to a baseball and soccer coach for the organization’s extremely successful Near West Recreation program. Our firm sees volunteering with community development organizations as essential for helping growth of thriving, dynamic communities.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION ENDOWMENT TRUST
Maria serves on the board of this Cleveland organization. Our firm puts a high value on a student’s education. This organization provides support for education programs and grants merit and aid-based scholarships and assistance to students who desire a Catholic education in Northeast Ohio.