Congratulations to Stokes & Company, CPAs, for being names as the latest honoree of SCACPA’s annual Community Connected Engagement Award in recognition of their work during SCACPA’s 2020 October Month of Service.

Stokes & Company will receive a special mention and will be honored with a plaque during our Annual Member Meeting, which will be held via livestream on Thursday, June 17, during the lunch break of our B&I track day of Spring Splash. Every October, SCACPA challenges its chapters, firms and members to show how CPAs give back to the community.

This marks the third presentation of our Community Connected Engagement Award. The list of previous winners and links to their stories are at the bottom of this post.

Keeping safety and needs in mind during a time of service like no other, all SCACPA Chapters partnered with food banks across the state to provide support and supplies to those most in need. Stokes & Company went above this commitment as their four locations (Greenville, Spartanburg, Gaffney and Tryon, North Carolina) collected shelf-stable foods for Harvest Hope, South Carolina’s largest food bank.

The friendly competition between two Stokes & Company teams – “It’s Accrual World” came out ahead of “Let’s Get Fiscal” – offered opportunities to raise the stakes and increase our donations. For a greater incentive, the firm donated a financial gift to Harvest Hope based on the number of items the teams collected. In total, 915 items were donated to this community pantry devoted to eliminating food insecurity.

They also offered their teams a dedicated service day for each office location. Their Greenville team worked on landscaping projects and tearing out furniture, fixtures and carpet for a house renovation for Miracle Hill Ministries.

Staff in Gaffney/Spartanburg visited the Cherokee Pregnancy Center to help with upgrading a bathroom, cleaning projects and landscaping.

Every October, SCACPA challenges its chapters, firms and members to show how CPAs give back to the community October Month of Service. You can see a list of all 2020 beneficiaries of Chapter projects here. If you still have photos of your 2020 October Month of Service project, please email them and a description of your work to SCACPA Content Strategist Gregory Hardy at ghardy@scacpa.org.

Thank you to all members who donated their time and talents to the latest Month of Service, and we look forward to all your hard work again in October 2021!

Previous Winners and Their Contributions:

2019: Burch, Oxner, Seale Co., CPAs, PA

2018: McGregor & Company