Press Release

Moss Adams Employees Support Local Communities Though Firm-Wide Volunteer Events

Volunteers Dedicate More Than 2,200 Service Hours in Honor of Firm's Centennial

Seattle, December 18, 2013 — In honor of the firm’s centennial in 2013, Moss Adams LLP employees in offices across the West Coast volunteered time to local organizations to support the sustainability of the communities in which they live and work. Altogether, more than 770 Moss Adams staff members participated, donating more than 2,200 hours of volunteer time in honor of the firm’s anniversary on top of the many hours regularly dedicated throughout the organization each year.

“As part of our company’s corporate social responsibility mission, we encourage our employees to get out and make a difference in their local markets,” said Chris Schmidt, president and CEO of Moss Adams. “As our firm celebrated its centennial this year, we thought engaging in service with local communities would be a fun, symbolic way to get people in the spirit of giving back. I’m thrilled to see everyone take up the challenge so emphatically.”

In particular, the Campbell, Calif., office stepped up its long-standing tradition, Helping Hands Day, which was created years ago to support employees giving back to the South Bay community. This year Helping Hands Day was also adopted by the San Francisco, Santa Clara and Santa Rosa offices. By joining forces, the four greater Bay Area Moss Adams offices dedicated more than 478 volunteer hours to nine local organizations that support a variety of social causes, from sourcing healthy food options for low-income residents to state park habitat restoration projects, among others. In Los Angeles and Woodland Hills, Calif., the offices contributed a combined total of more than 500 hours to BIG SUNDAY and Hyde Park Elementary/YES Academy, where volunteers cleaned, repaired and improved the school as well as donated supplies and books.

Additionally, employees in the Eugene, Ore., Moss Adams office dedicated more than 520 hours at organizations such as FOOD for Lane County, Looking Glass Youth & Family Services and Northwest Youth Corps.

In Spokane, Wash., employees dedicated more than 126 hours to two community events: SpokAnimal’s Mega-Adoption and Hoopfest. For SpokAnimal’s Mega-Adoption, an event seeking to find new homes for 60 animals, firm employees assisted with animal adoption, crowd control and licensing of animals. Moss Adams volunteers also contributed time to Hoopfest, the largest community event in Eastern Washington, which raises $1.5 million for the Special Olympics and other charities annually.

In total Moss Adams supported more than 33 organizations in celebration of its centennial, including:

  • American Heart Association
  • Barrett Foundation
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Boys and Girls Club of San Diego
  • Casa Esperanza
  • Catholic Community Services of Western Washington
  • FOOD for Lane County
  • Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
  • Hoopfest
  • Hyde Park Elementary/YES Academy
  • Looking Glass Youth & Family Services
  • Northwest Youth Corps
  • Obliteride
  • One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding
  • Oregon Food Bank
  • Petaluma Wetlands Alliance
  • Raphael House
  • Redwood Empire Food Bank
  • Roadrunner Food Bank
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Salvation Army
  • San Diego River Garden
  • San Francisco Recreation and Parks
  • Second Harvest Food Bank
  • Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue
  • SpokAnimal Mega-Adoption
  • Springfield/Eugene Habitat for Humanity
  • United Way
  • Veggielution
  • Volunteer Chore Services
  • Watermelon Mountain Ranch

For more information on the efforts Moss Adams undertakes on behalf of its communities, read the firm’s corporate social responsibility report.

For more information, please contact Katie Rogers, Edelman, for Moss Adams | | (206) 268-2281