Thank you to the over 1,000 volunteers who made the 2013 CPA Day of Service a success! Volunteers assisted over 120 organizations across the state of Illinois by caring for rescue animals, stocking food pantries, tutoring at after-school programs, cleaning up their local parks, and much more.
Mark Your Calendar for next year’s CPA Day of Service: September 19, 2014
The Illinois CPA Society is proud of all that these individuals have done for communities across Illinois. Check out the pictures below to see what your fellow volunteers were up to on September 20!
See Who Volunteered:
To check out the list of members who participated in the 2013 CPA Day of Service and see how they helped their communities, click on the geographic region below.
Central Illinois -
Mike Martin will package food at the Mattoon Community Food Center in Mattoon; Pamela Macek will teach students with Junior Achievement in Bloomington; Martin, Hood, Friese & Associates (16 volunteers) will participate in the CU Scholars Budget Challenge for the Champaign-Urbana Schools Foundation; Douglas Tinch will clean and paint the Inner City Mission in Springfield; Cameron, Smith & Company (7 volunteers) will assist grounds maintenance for the Henson Robinson Zoo in Springfield; Chrisa Anderson will provide accounting and long-term planning services for the Little Swan Lake Club in Avon; Charlotte Montgomery will advise the Lincoln Memorial Gardens on financial sustainability strategy; Linda Martin will provide fall cleanup at EPIC in Peoria; Crowe Horwath LLP (11 volunteers) will clean donated items and assist customers at "Restore" at Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County; Michele Schuerman will provide emotional support for children in the Crisis Nursery at Crittenton Centeres in Peoria; Stephen Sutton will participate in the Knights of Columbus' Tootsie Roll Drive benefiting those with intellectual disabilities in Peoria; Becky Webb will assist a special education class in Monticello Public Schools; Kevin Wadle will provide fall clean-up at Epic in Peoria; Janice Little, Jingxia Zou, Trista Hanauer, Steve Howard, and Jennifer Owdom will help with Bark n' Park Event prep with PAWS/Peoria Animal Shelter; Katie McCubbin will assist with fall cleanup at EPIC; Kimberly Pouilly and Elizabeth Krikke will be volunteering at the Dream Center; Ran (Alice) Wei will be volunteering at UIUC; Diana McCombs will help to serve dinner at VFW; CliftonLarsonAllen; Heinold-Banwart, Ltd.; Becky Mesplay will be an Eagle Project volunteer with the Boy Scouts in Monticello;
Chicago Metro -
Marty Rendino will knit and donate blankets to area hospital neonatal intensive care units; Claudio Barbosa will assist the St. Xavier homeless shelter; Elaine Pesavento serves as a trustee for the Illinois State Dental Society Foundation in Springfield; Judith Carter will make baptismal garments for St. Isodore Church in Bloomingdale; Eric Billimoria will assist PAWS in Chicago; Annie Leong will help children learn to read at South Loop Day Care Center; Kelly Hajduk will assist with pet adoptions at the Anti-Cruelty Shelter; Febie Cabanlit will sell peanuts to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Westchester; Amanda Gerland will send care packages to first generation college students; Anthony Bonaguro will teach at RMC in Chicago; Mark Glochowsky will assist the Engineering Technology Program at Triton College in River Grove; Robert Kolman will repair community areas in Schorsch Village Improvement Association; Melanie Koga will make lunch for a senior group at Out of the House in Chicago; Corbett, Duncan & Hubly PC (53 volunteers) will prepare food items at Northern Illinois Food Bank in Geneva; Rita Trainor will walk dogs for the Hinsdale Humane Society; Anand Dalal; Sherman Wright will distribute food at Care For Real; Pier & Associates, Ltd. will be volunteering at Misericordi; Nicole Durkin will assist in a classroom at Field Station Cooperative; Miao Yu will serve lunch at a soup kitchen; Thomas Guardi will help to organize files at the Riverside Historical Museum; Johnson Lambert LLP will prepare food packages at Feed My Starving Children in Shaumburg; Jenni Viertel will volunteer at Lurie Children's Hospital; E.C. Ortiz & Co., LLP will package food at Feed My Starving Children in Aurora; ADELFIA LLC will distribute food at St. James Church Food Pantry; Illinois State University's student group will assist the Mid-Central Commuity Action Group with door-to-door outreach; Chicago Controller's Office will assist with gardening, mulching, and planting seeds in Millennium Park; Waterton Associates will be assisting the Chicago Park District in Touhy-Herbert Park; Ashley Cichlar, Toninette Griggs, Ashlee Earl, Mark Wolfgram, Amanda Rzepka, Megan Angle, James Salvato, Betsy Matthews, Enjolique McCullough, Rene Velazco, Elizabeth Pittelkow, Katy Paski, Carmine Cesario, Jocelyn White, Yuriy Snetkov, Martrice Caldwell, Charlene Rhinehart, and Elaine Anderson will volunteer with New Moms Inc.; Shepard Schwartz & Harris LLP will spread woodchips at a new playground in Lincoln Park; Wolf & Co. will participate in the American Heart Associate Walk in Downers Grove; Washington, Pittman and McKeever will assist MBC Food Pantry; DePaul University's Graduate Students for Accounting will participate in the Heart Walk in Grant Park on Sept. 27; Jessica Ing will be volunteering at PAWS Chicago;
Chicago South -
Debora Christensen will take care of animals at New Beginnings Cat Shelter in Momence; Jeanene Holman will sort food at the Woodridge Food Pantry; Nikita Bactee will package food with Feed My Starving Children in Aurora; Sheila Hessler will assist recreational activities at the Illinois Veterans Home in Manteno; Yvonne Towers will mentor students in partnership with Dress for Success; Brent Van Dyk will assist with deliveries at the New to You Resale Shop; Michele Dutour-Walavich will provide accounting services for Hearts in Motion in Munster, IN; Craighead, Lange, & Hough, PC (6 volunteers) will help with and participate in the Portage Township Brighter Futures 5k Race; Larry Owens will teach and provide a panel discussion with Junior Achievement; Deanna Kanosky will care for animals with PAWS in Tinley Park; Rebecca Perry will assist with a children's program at the Beverly Art Center and the Chicago Public Library; Stephen Maier will volunteer at Habitat for Humanity; Xi Wang will be volunteering with the Church of Chicagoans; Mary Becker will be helping out at the South Suburban Humane Society; Tianna Ruelas will be shopping for groceries and delivering food to those in need with St. Damien Food Pantry; Sargent Consulting Group will assist students at the Glenwood Academy; Sue Riordan, Kendall Case, Ted Hollender, Frances Schrader, Van Bui, Cyndi Quigley, and Nancy Welch will volunteer at the Humane Society; Kym Buchanan, Michelene Edgeworth, John Currier, and Stephanie Bass will volunteer at Habitat for Humanity;
Eastern Illinois -
Frederick Neumann will assist Empty Tomb in Champaign; Becky Albin will do treasury work and meet with homeowners at Habitat for Humanity in Danville; Larsson Woodyard & Henson LLP will package food boxes for Compassionate Food Ministries of Edgar County; CliftonLarsonAllen's Danville Office; CliftonLarsonAllen's Champaign Office;
Fox River Area -
Evelyn Ivy will serve meals at Bread Line; Stella Ling will stock shelves at the Crystal Lake Food Bank;
Fox Valley -
Mary Davolt will provide office assistance at Naperville CARES in Naperville; David Erickson will serve lunch at St. Paul Lutheran School; Beth Weist will assist the Neighbors Helping Neighbors food bank; Jon Wullbrandt will aid the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League spay/neuter clinic; Daniel P. Vargo and Judith Mark will participate in the National Alliance for Mental Illness Run/Walk for the Mind race; Ferlinda Caramay-Aala will serve lunch at St. Rita School; CroweHorwath LLP; Ann Louis will volunteer at YWCA Elgin; Kim Szalkus will be volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House - Loyola; Janice Soeldner will be participating in a fundraising walk for NAMI; Rukshad Patel will pack food for Feed My Starving Children, DIGIOVINE HNILO JORDAN + JOHNSON LTD;
North Shore -
Cathy Santoro will provide office and tax assistance for the Little Giraffe Foundation in Mount Prospect; Janice Seipp wil help clean up St. Catherine Labourre Catholic Church in Glenview; Doug Hart will assist the homeless with the North Shore Congregation Israel; Marcia Gordon will lead the South Florida Interstitial Cystitis Support Group for patients with bladder disease; Joseph Vaikutis will assist the Knights of Columbus in Clarendon Hills; Bruce Gorlick will provide maintenance to St. Colette in Rolling Meadows; Hassanali Gilani will provide assistance and advice to senior citizens; Caron Hoffman will assist the St. Philip Pet Food Pantry in Glenview; Tzvi Montrose will support emergency medical services at Hatzalah Chicago in Skokie; Nicole Schmelz will organize a food drive for the Warren Township Food Pantry; Kathleen Lakowski will help organize the upcoming year's activities for Girl Scout troops in Northbrook; Lisa Malina will assist with Girl Scout badge work with troops in Skokie; Jay Levine will be assisting the North Suburban Synagogue; Kessler Orlean Silver & Co will help organize and package food at the Northern Illinois Food Bank;
Northern Illinois -
Tim Long will assist the Northern Illinois Food Bank; Stefan Beal will assist the Northern Illinois Food Bank; Doris Dumas will serve food at PADS Shelter; Laura Norlin will walk dogs and clean kennels at Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary; Rebecca Hyneck will help make lunches at Safe Harbor; Frost Ruttenberg and Rothblatt will volunteer at The Wheeling Township Food Pantry; NIU's student group will assist with cleaning at yard work at Pay-it-Forward House.
O'Hare Area -
Lesley Van Wolvelear will assist Adopt-A-Pet Inc. in Mount Prospect; ICPAS O'Hare Chapter Group (9 volunteers) will pack meals at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg; Kasia Wiska will organize food drive at Salvation Army in Des Plaines; Manojkumar Amin will provide accounting services for ISSO in Wheeling; Debbie Baumgart will provide financial services for Stepping Stones in Roselle; Mark Ziegenhorn will assist and visit with senior citizens served by the Center of Concern in Park Ridge; Kutchins, Robbins, & Diamond, Ltd. (36 volunteers) will host a barbecue for the clients at the Clearbrook Center; Doris Johnson will package food at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg; Lipschultz, Levin & Gray LLC will be painting at North Lawndale College Prep Academy; Susan Szalczynski will be volunteering at Heartland Alliance; Anthony Morano; Callero & Callero LLP will be collecting donations for Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive at Clearbrook Center; Skowronski & Skowronski PC will pack meals at Feed My Starving Children; Sue Sekiguchi will assist the Northern Illinois Food Bank with their finances; Karen Carlos; Sue Katano; Judy Garber will assist with the food pantry and coat drive at St. Vincent de Paul; Goldberg, Mechales, Charneske & Schiffman, Ltd. will be at The Chapel in Lake Zurich distributing food to those in need;
Southern Illinois -
Russ Frink will provide bookkeeping services for the First Baptist Church of Waterloo; Curtiss Wittbracht will package shipments to needy countries at Orphan Grain Train; Kemper CPA Group LLP will assist The Night's Shield with putting in a new playground in West Frankfort;
Western Illinois -
For more information, contact Caitlin Petersmark, Manager, Marketing & Communications at
312-993-0407 ext. 250.
By participating in an Illinois CPA Society public service volunteer program, you agree to the following terms: The Illinois CPA Society does not accept any responsibility for the skills or expertise asserted by volunteers. The Illinois CPA Society reserves the right to reassign or terminate a volunteer’s participation at its discretion. Some public service volunteer opportunities require volunteers to exhibit specific skills to participate competently. You are expected to evaluate your ability to complete the objectives of each volunteer opportunity and to withdraw or seek technical assistance if your skill sets do not match the needs of the program or specific task.
CPAs for the Public Interest (CPAsPI), the community service arm of the Illinois CPA Society, links the expertise of CPAs and finance professionals with Illinois not-for-profit organizations and community needs.