• GIVING BACK

    The basic foundation of Zimmerman & Co CPAs is 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 they has graciously bestowed upon us.

    In that vein, our firm provides support to a wide variety of groups, organizations, and causes we are passionate about. From sponsorships and volunteering our time to providing a significant amount of pro-bono and below-market accounting work, Zimmerman and Co CPAs is deeply committed to making our communities and our world a better place.

    JDRF SOUTHWEST OHIO CHAPTER

    With a daughter and a granddaughter with Type 1 Diabetes, supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation financially and as a volunteer and advocate is important to Anne. JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research, providing exclusive focus and singular influence on the worldwide effort to end type 1 diabetes.

    ACCOUNTING FOR KIDS

    Team leader at Sherwood Elementary School of this dynamic program aimed at teaching financial literacy to young students.

    CPAS IN THE CLASSROOM

    Team leader, organizer of entire district, and presenter for this OSCPA program, which was a classroom game, ‘FETCH,’ covering budgeting and money management.

    DET3 FOUNDATION

    Helped to organize this organization who serves to support our troops in Afghanistan. We did all work to gain 501c3 status for this organization until recently, when DET3 was pulled under the umbrella of the Green Beret Foundation.

    SOTENI

    In the past served 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.

    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.

    ANDERSON AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    Served (and continue to serve in many capacities) as board president and treasurer, 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.

    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.

    GREATER ANDERSON TOWNSHIP BETTERMENT COMMISSION

    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.

    GREATER ANDERSON PROMOTES PEACE

    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.

    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 which includes providing pro bono accounting work each year of this wonderful organization and Cincinnati tradition, as they strive to make Christmas a little bit kinder to those in need.

    OHIO CITY INCORPORATED

    Ohio City Inc. is the community development organization for the Cleveland neighborhood where Zimmerman and Company’s office is located. Currently, Maria serves as Treasurer of OCI. Our firm sees volunteering with community development organizations as essential for helping growth of thriving, dynamic communities.

    NEAR WEST RECREATION

    We provide volunteer support, coaching, and sponsorship to Near West Recreation, which offers year-round recreation programming for children of all ages as well as select programs for adults. This league operates on a sliding-scale system, with need-based financial assistance available to participants living on Cleveland’s Near West side, making it accessible to all.

    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.

    URBAN COMMUNITY SCHOOL

    Maria chairs the alumni committee and will be participating in the inaugural middle school mentoring program. Urban Community School provides primarily low-income children from Cleveland’s Near West Side with an individualized, innovative and challenging education.

    LIFE LEARNING CENTER

    Our firm serves as the accountant for Life Learning Center, a place to provide hope for ‘at-risk’ individuals in our Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky regional community who are ready to commit to long term life change.

    FRIENDS OF INTERGENERATIONAL SCHOOLS

    Our firm serves as the accountant for the group that supports an intergenerational model of education that challenges traditional age segregation and embraces learners of all ages within a lifespan learning community with three campuses in Cleveland, Ohio.

    BRITE WINTER

    Our firm serves as the accountant to the board of Brite Winter, whose vision is to contribute to the Cleveland cultural landscape with a free/low cost and accessible events during underserved times of the year, like winter. Brite Winter marries fire, participatory art, food, music, and games to build community while helping us embrace the cold winter months.

    FOUNDATION OF RECOVERY

    Anne serves on the Board of Trustees and we provide accounting for this important organization whose mission is to provide funding and support to agencies and healthcare providers combating the opiate epidemic plaguing our country. By investing in harm reduction, education, and treatment, the foundation hopes to reduce the negative impact that chemical dependency has upon our community as a whole.

    OHIO SOCIETY OF ADDICTION MEDICINE

    Our firm provides accounting for this professional organization of addiction specialists and other providers focused on caring for patients with substance use disorder.

    DRINK LOCAL DRINK TAP

    Our firm provides sponsorship for Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc.™, a not-for-profit organization that inspires individuals to recognize and solve our water issues through creative education, events, and providing safe water access to people in need.

    MAY DUGAN CENTER

    Zimmerman sponsors May Dugan’s annual tree lighting ceremony and fundraiser. The May Dugan Center is a lifeline for 10,000 individuals and families who need effective and meaningful programs that will improve their lives and their communities in Cleveland.

    BIKE CLEVELAND

    Bike Cleveland is creating a region that is sustainable, connected, healthy, and vibrant by promoting bicycling and advocating for safe and equitable transportation. Our firm is a sponsor and hosts events to support this organization.

    NORTHERN KENTUCKY MONTESSORI

    Zimmerman and Co. sponsors the annual gala for NKMA, which provides an authentic Montessori academic curriculum of individualized learning that optimizes the intellectual, social, and emotional development of each child. Children are guided by degreed and certified teachers who embrace the Montessori Philosophy.

    MT. WASHINGTON COMMUNITY URBAN REDEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

    Our firm provides accounting and advice to this neighborhood organization in Cincinnati, whose mission is bringing together residents and business owners in Mount Washington to cultivate growth, development and investment toward an even stronger and more livable community.

    LOCAL PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS

    Our firm has become the “go to” accounting firm in the area for providing pro bono help to the local PTA’s and PTO’s in the accounting, tax, and business realm. With the goal of supporting our young people, it is a worthwhile cause, for sure!

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