Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman donates clean water with every tax return.
Paul Dunn, known in the U.S. (and in much of the English-speaking world) for his Results Accountants practice management sessions years ago, is doing some awesome things these days for world poverty.
In his latest coup, he signed up Glendora, Calif., CPA firm Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman as one of the first firms in the United States to join the global giving initiative Buy1GIVE1, a non-profit organization that supports other charity organizations around the world to create sustainable contribution models.
The concept of the partnership is simple: whenever a client is provided a service, the firm gives to one of the hundreds of B1G1’s pre-screened non-profit organizations. One hundred percent of the firm’s donation goes to the selected organization.
VLS’ first large-scale giving initiative will begin this tax season. For every tax return VLS prepares for a client, the firm will provide pure, clean water to 100 people for a day. The client will receive a Certificate of Appreciation to document this act of giving; in this way both the client and the firm will experience the joy of giving.
Public service has always been central to Vicenti, Lloyd & Stutzman’s culture. In fact, the firm’s purpose is to make a positive difference in the world.
VLS recently received local and statewide awards from the California Society of CPAs for the firm’s public service efforts. As a result of VLS’ local service efforts, the firm became very engaged in and excited about making a positive difference. After learning about B1G1, the partners jumped on the opportunity to make an impact at a truly global level, and in a way that so closely involves their clients.
“I am thrilled our firm is part of the Buy1GIVE1 initiative,” said Linda Saddlemire, VLS Co-managing Partner. “This program is a fantastic addition to our local public service efforts and is a way to reach out globally to communities in need. By tying our everyday work efforts to giving, we are meeting our mission of making a positive difference in our world.”
More about the firm here: www.vlsllp.com. And view the firm’s B1G1 profile here: https://www.b1g1.com/buy1give1/businessstory?companyID=780317.