Battelle & Battelle LLP, a CPA firm in Dayton and Troy, Ohio, received the 2010 Public Service Award for firms. The award honors one firm that has demonstrated outstanding public service.
Battelle & Battelle’s partners and employees have served in community organizations throughout southwest Ohio. Beginning in 2000, the firm has been active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, donating funds and volunteer hours to the organization. For the past 11 years, a member of the firm has been chair of the foundation’s Annual Walk, which generates more than $400,000 in annual donations. Also, a member of the firm’s professional staff was chair of the JDRF’s 2001 Annual Gala, which helped raise more than $150,000. Firm members’ fundraising and volunteer time have also helped Bags of Hope, which assists parents who have children recently diagnosed with juvenile diabetes.
Also, for the past six years, the firm has sponsored an annual breakfast/lunch to raise money for Daybreak, an organization focused on eliminating child homelessness in Dayton, with firm and individual contributions exceeding $150,000. It has had an employee on Daybreak’s board of trustees for the past 25 years.
Battelle & Battelle supports The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, a 155-bed independent pediatric hospital focused on providing care to children in the greater Dayton community regardless of ability to pay, and has worked with the Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services to host three blood drives per year.
Members of the firm’s professional staff have also served as trustees or board members of other organizations, including the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Miami County Free Dental Clinic and We Care Arts.
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