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2015 DIV Winners

The Houston CPA Society’s Diversity & Inclusiveness Committee launched an annual award in 2015 meant to celebrate CPA firms and Accounting Departments in large companies who are leaders in Houston in promoting diverse and inclusive workplaces. Our 2016 winners will be announced in the coming weeks, but we’d like to say thank you to our [...]

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Boxes for Troops 2015

Join us at Holly Hall Retirement Community to help the senior residents prepare and decorate boxes for our troops stationed overseas. Volunteers will fill 72 boxes with a selection of socks, hand sanitizer, personal hygiene items, hard candy, dry snacks, games and puzzles. The residents will then tuck a holiday card with a special message [...]

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Emmy’s Angels

Last year Emmy Brown tragically passed away after a short battle with cancer. During her illness, many of her friends, colleagues, neighbors, and even strangers left her small angels on her doorstep. It started off as a few, but as a larger group of people heard about the project, dozens and dozens of angels joined [...]

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Day of Service 2015

Society Plans Inaugural CPA Day of Service The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) and the Young CPAs and Emerging Professionals Committee for TSCPA are hosting the first statewide CPA Day of Service on Saturday, May 2. This single day of volunteer service represents the CPA profession’s ongoing commitment to serving the communities where [...]

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CPAs Helping Schools – Dues Change Notice 2015

CPAs Helping Schools (CHS) members appreciate your continued support of our programs to assist grades PK-12.  As a TSCPA member, you have an opportunity to make an annual donation to our program with your annual membership dues remittance to TSCPA.  Under “Voluntary Contributions/ Chapter Scholarship/Helping Schools Fund”, CHS previously received this donation. There is one [...]

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Running the Numbers: Halo House 5K

The Community Services Committee has many opportunities throughout the year for members to give back to their community by volunteering at Charity Auctions, Back to School program, Santa CPAs and other events.  This year, one of our goals was to select a new event such as participating in a running event and open it up [...]

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2015 VITA

Since 1998, the Houston CPA Society has sponsored and staffed a VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) site at the University of Houston’s Main Campus. There, CPAs and accounting student volunteers provide free tax return preparation assistance to foreign students. For the 2014 tax season, over 200 returns were prepared for nonresident students. More volunteers are [...]

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Scholarship Extravaganza Auction Needs 2015

The annual Scholarship Extravaganza is just around the corner on February 21 at the Houston Country Club, and we are expecting a full house for this great event!  CPAs Helping Schools (CHS) is the primary beneficiary of auction and miscellaneous fundraising proceeds, while net proceeds of event ticket sales and sponsorships are split with 80% [...]

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2014 Santa CPAs – A Record Year!

The annual Santa CPAs Holiday Drive sponsored by the Community Services Committee has once again supported the children of Head Start in Harris County. This annual project provides books for 7,331 children associated with the area Head Start and Early Head Start programs. On December 5, an eager group of Houston CPA Society volunteers, Shell [...]

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Medical Bridges 2014

Each year, the Health Care Committee participates in a volunteer project at Medical Bridges—a nonprofit that works to bridge the healthcare gap by procuring medical, dental and surgical supplies and equipment for redistribution to qualified organizations and medical missions primarily in the developing world. The volunteer work primarily consists of sorting donated medical supplies in [...]

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