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HBK Launches Company-Wide Philanthropy Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – As part of its new philanthropic effort, HBK CPAs & Consultants offices will commit to programs that benefit the communities they serve as well as national efforts.

While HBK staff have volunteered with community organizations since the company was founded in 1949, the new HBK Cares initiative unifies those efforts under one banner.

“Community engagement is an important part of our culture and a cornerstone of our corporate responsibility,” said Christopher M. Allegretti, CEO and managing principal of HBK, in a news release. “We serve our communities and support charities under the banner of HBK Cares.”

In addition to the local efforts of HBK’s offices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Florida, there will also be corporate campaigns, such as this month’s blood drive as part of National Blood Donor Month. To drive support for the effort, the firm is using internal communications and social media to encourage greater participation, both within the company and the community at large.

“The professionals and their staff members take a hands-on approach to giving back locally,” said HBK chief operating officer Philip L. Wilson. “We also select charitable causes to support as a firm.”

HBK has partnered with national organizations including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

The accounting and consulting firm will also launch HBK Cares’ Help: Be Kind Day later this year, where all offices will take the day to support or host a community event, based on the needs of each area.

“This is our honor and privilege; we feel it is our responsibility to ‘pay it forward’ in the cities, townships, and societies we call home,” said Patricia A. Kimerer director of communications and the organizer of Be Kind Day. “It’s the right thing to do.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.