At CFS, we are committed to using our education and expertise in ways that give back because we consider service to the community a very significant investment in our future. As a firm we have always been compelled to lead by example, always step up and do the right thing and truly support our community and clients. That’s why we continuously encourage and motivate our employees to get involved in organizations and causes they feel passionate about.
CFS partners and associates have been a long standing part of the Greater Cincinnati community and our commitment has taken many forms including charitable contributions, volunteerism and civic leadership. We continue to be involved in leadership roles for numerous professional associations, non-profit organizations, boards, committees and taskforces, some of which include:
Accounting for Kids, Inc.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce
Association for Corporate Growth
Cincinnati Bar Association
Cincinnati Union Bethel
Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce
Cincinnati Women’s Society of CPAs
Cincinnati Youth Collaborative
Employers Resource Association
Fine Arts Fund
Hamilton County Business Center
Hamilton County Health Care Commission
Hamilton County Tax Levy Review Committee
Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA
Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
National Society of Certified Healthcare Business Consultants
Ohio Bar Association
Ohio Medical Group Management Association
Ohio Small Business Advisory Council
Ohio Business Gateway Steering Committee
Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants
Springer School and Center
St. Ursula Villa School
United Way Tocqueville Society
UC Center for Economic Education and Research
Accounting for Kids, Inc.
At CFS, we celebrate financial literacy each year through our non-profit organization, Accounting for Kids, Inc. It all started when CFS professionals were working with Main Street Ventures in Over-the-Rhine. Throughout the course of several months, our staff members observed disadvantaged children who had no mentors and seemed unmotivated. Many of these children had never been exposed to any other environment than the six city-block radius in which they lived and went to school. CFS was inspired to make a difference in the lives of these children so we “adopted” a class in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. We continued our efforts which eventually expanded and evolved into establishing Accounting for Kids, Inc. (AFK)
The mission of AFK is to introduce financial concepts to children in a fun and interactive manner and to encourage financial and business professionals to become tutors and mentors to disadvantaged children. Each year we sponsor AFK Day where we organize volunteers to teach financial education in classrooms. In 2011, more than 3,300 elementary students in the Greater Cincinnati region put their math skills into action to learn the fundamentals of finance. Approximately 800 business and financial professionals in Cincinnati brought real-world investing and savings concepts to life. We are fortunate to be able to give disadvantaged children the opportunity to truly benefit from tutors, mentors and the positive role models who have touched their lives.
For more information about how you can participate in AFK Day, contact Jesse Garza at email@example.com