For services to the community, the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) has presented its 2011 Public Service Award to Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf, LLP (BPW) of Santa Barbara.
CalCPA annually presents the award to recognize a firm for its public service contributions on the local, state or national level. The award intends to encourage more CPA firms to initiate or increase their community activities, publicize these activities and reinforce the profession’s reputation for commitment to the public good.
Pam Kelty, CPA and chair of the PSA selection committee, praised BPW for its sponsorship of numerous local charity programs, including the United Way “Fun in the Sun” program, the Alzheimer’s Association, and Unity Shoppe.
BPW, which was named by Accounting Today as one of 2010’s “Best Accounting Firms to Work For,” also supports over 50 local nonprofit organizations including the Music Academy of the West, Old Spanish Days, the Cancer Center of Santa Barbara and many educational platforms. Staff members also sit on several boards and committees of nonprofit organizations.
BPW is the largest accounting and consulting firm on the Central Coast with 7 partners and over 50 team members. Opening its doors in 1948, BPW has upheld a strong philanthropic culture for over 60 years and is proud to support the local community.
“Our dedication and time devoted to supporting the community in which we work and live is an element that makes us who we are and exemplifies the essence of our firm’s culture,” said Scott Hadley, managing partner at BPW.
BPW Partners Danna McGrew and John Britton accepted the award on behalf of the firm at CalCPA’s Annual Members Business Meeting in Las Vegas.
Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., CalCPA is the nation’s largest state accounting organization and the largest CPA association in California. It serves 38,000 members in public practice, private industry, education and government. Through CalCPA Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, CalCPA members provide financial literacy programs to high schools and community groups.