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CAS Trains CPAs for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
Volunteer This Tax Season Through CAAS!
Please join us and our team of dedicated volunteers who
really rock. It's the best way we know to make a direct
connection to lift our community and make it stronger. CAS
coaches for VITA clients. For details, contact CAS President
Rick Merrick at
Member Snapshots
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CohnReznick Volunteers for Hartford-Area Not-for-Profits
(from left) CBIA President and Chief Executive Officer Joe Brennan,
CohnReznick Regional Managing Partner New England Ed Kindelan,
Foodshare President James Arena DeRosa, and Lincoln Financial
Foundation Program Officer Marlene Ferreira display some of the day's
tions. Teams could be found throughout the week at the
South Park Inn, The Salvation Army, the Boys and Girls
Club of Hartford, and the Girl Scouts of Connecticut help-
ing with projects ranging from painting rooms and cleaning
to assisting with plans for the holiday's Angel Tree Program
and preparation of an annual haunted house. CohnReznick
team members also donated clothing and school supplies
to Compass Youth Collaborative and the South Park Inn.
CohnReznick joined with Lincoln Financial and the Con-
necticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) in Novem-
CohnReznick volunteers with Foodshare President James Arena DeRosa
(center with black jacket).
Community Accounting Services (CAS), CTCPA's community
service arm, recently presented a session to train volunteer
site coordinators for the organization's Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) program. This year the group expects to
serve 1,500 families through its partnership with the United
Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, The Village for
Families & Children, and other community organizations.
CAS President Rick Merrick (standing, left) of Merrick & Associates in
Manchester and CAS board member John Purtill of Purtill & Company in
Cheshire train two dozen volunteers to work as site coordinators at CAS
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites.