More than 1,000 CPAs Set to Volunteer in Communities Across Illinois on Friday, September 23

Sep 20, 2011, 12:33 ET from Illinois CPA Society

CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, September 23, more than 1,000 CPAs throughout the state of Illinois are taking part in the Illinois CPA Society's second annual CPA Day of Service.

The Illinois CPA Society organized a CPA Day of Service with the growing needs of social service agencies and organizations, and the economy in mind. Last year's inaugural CPA Day of Service drew over 900 volunteers from 76 communities throughout Illinois, exceeding initial expectations of a few hundred participants.

"CPA Day of Service shows that the sum of actions can add to the greater whole," said Elaine Weiss, Illinois CPA Society President and CEO. "With their wide range of skills and big hearts during these still difficult economic times, the efforts of CPAs have a tremendous impact on communities throughout the state."

While they'll be using their financial expertise to help with fundraisers, set-up accounting procedures and counsel students about money, Society members are also going to be busy with a variety tasks not usually associated with the profession.

More than 20 groups and over 90 individuals are involved in this effort, providing volunteers to over 100 different organizations.  Projects are being done in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club, Habitat for Humanity, Feed My Starving Children, Greater Chicago Food Depository, the American Heart Association and others, including local park districts, food pantries and homeless shelters.

Volunteer CPAs wearing navy blue CPA Day of Service t-shirts will be visible in communities from every corner of the state – from Chicago to Carbondale and from Urbana to Freeport – as they give back to their communities.

For more information about the CPA Day of Service visit the Illinois CPA Society site at

About the Illinois CPA Society
The Illinois CPA Society, founded in 1903, is the fourth largest state CPA Society in the nation, with more than 24,000 members. It is the premier professional organization that represents CPAs in Illinois. During its over 100 years of existence, the Society has advanced the highest ethical and financial standards of the profession, and has been a leader in educating the public on financial issues.

SOURCE Illinois CPA Society