Kylan McNemar and Sheridan Smith joined The Collective - A new initiative called to help cultivate the caused based leaders here in Orlando. The Collective is a free program that will meet monthly to discuss topics that are important to those who actively work to make the world a better place in some way.
BKHM attended an Orlando City game, good times were had by all!
Orlando - IOA Corporate 5k - Track Shack - BKHM CPAs Participates in the 2015 IOA Corporate 5k Race in Orlando
BKHM joined more than 18,000 runners in Orlando's IOA Corporate 5k in April 2015 - It was rainy but a great event!
Red Dress Rendezvous - American Heart Association's Go Red for Women
Chanda Horne and Evelyn Velez participated in the Red Dress Rendezvous to support the American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" - The event was sponsored by the National Association of Professional Women in which Chanda is a board member.
FICPA LET'$ GET FI$CAL 5K
The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program
Once again, BKHM participated in The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program that provides holiday gifts for children 12 and younger. The program is open to disadvantaged parents who need assistance during the holidays. This year BKHM supported 18 Angels for the Orlando Salvation Army location!
Halloween at BKHM
We had a great time dressing up this year! The FICPA Student Field Day visitors enjoyed our efforts too!
Nancy DiSalvo - Board Member of the March of Dimes
Each year in the United States, nearly half a million babies are born too soon, 29,000 of them right here in Florida. With your help, we work to improve the health of babies and support families if something goes wrong.
Brad Beemer and Sue Gannon "Run with the Herd"
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, Brad and Sue participated in the Chick-fil-a Run with the Herd 5k to benefit the Florida Hospital for Children Foundation
The Orlando Fringe Festival
Neal Renuart, a partner at BKHM CPAs is a board member for The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival - The Orlando Fringe Festival is the oldest fringe event in the United States and recently celebrated its 23rd year in May. The two-week celebration of theater and visual arts attracted nearly 50,000 patrons, of which, approximately 27% were first timers. The Orlando Fringe Festival had performers from all aroun North America, Europe, Australia as well as local artists. Even patrons attending the event traveled from outside of Central Florida (approximately 15%) and other states (approximately 13%) to attend the festival.
Greg Geibel Participates in the NAIOP Developing Leaders Putt Putt Pub Crawl Benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Central Florida
Greg Geibel participated in the NAIOP Developing Leaders Putt Putt Pub Crawl 2014 - This annual event supported the Ronald McDonald House.
Community Food & Outreach Center - Donor Appreciation Night - Solar Bears Game
On February 11th - the Community Food & Outreach Center held their annual Donor Apprication Night with a reception followed by an Orlando Solar Bear hockey game. Brad Beemer and Sheridan Smith attended the event with family - Visit the CFOC to see how this organization is doing so much for our communities.
The Salvation Army Angel Trees
BKHM is once again sponsoring The Salvation Army Angel Tree program. The Angel Tree program provides holiday gifts to children in need in Central Florida. We are sponsoring 18 this year! For more information on this wonderful program visit The Salvation Army website by clicking here. Happy Holidays to all!
Community Food & Outreach Center Fundraising Luncheon
Brad Beemer and Evelyn Velez participated in the annual Friends and Fundraising Luncheon for the Community Food & Outreach Center on October 3rd, 2013 at the First Baptist Orlando church. This is their biggest fundraiser of the year raising over $200,000 with around 600 people in attendence. BKHM is proud to support the CFOC!
Brad Beemer runs in the Miracle Miles 2013 5K
Brad Beemer a partner at BKHM CPAs participated in the annual Miracle Miles 5K & 15K on September 21st at Lake Eola in downtown Orlando. Miracle Miles raises critical funds taht allow them to address the top prioities of the NICU.
Sue Gannon appointed Treasurer for the Trinity Prep TPO
The TPO (Trinity Parent Organization) supports and enhances school-sponsored events through volunteerism and financial assistance and fosters a spirit of friendship and community among the parents of Trinity Prep.
Day of Service - Community Food and Outreach Center 2013
On June 14,2013, we spent the morning volunteering at the Community Food and Outreach Center. We tirelessly sorted items in their grocery store, cleaned shelves, and went through organizing the items that are available for purchase at discount to those in need. Some of us also volunteered in the thrift store that provides clothing, toiletries and household items for purchase as well. The Community Food and Outreach Center is working hard on being the one stop shop in Orlando where those less fortunate can come for assistance to getting back on track. Whether it is emergency need, support, outreach, or education, they are working on providing our community with the aid that is essential in providing self-sustainability. To learn more about what this great organization does or to donate, please visit their website at Community Food Outreach.
Eti-Keys Miniature Golf Tournament "Fun-Raiser"
The Salvation Army - Giving Back
BKHM employees were able to raise $500 along with the firm's matching donation for The Salvation Army in Oklahoma City to benefit the communities affected by the devastating tornadoes.
Seminole State College Student Day
On April 26th, BKHM hosted accounting students from Seminole State College in their efforts to learn more about the many options open to them in the world of accounting.
Ten students listened to members of BKHM ranging from partner to new staff and folks providing audit and tax services. Each member of BKHM gave a brief synopsis of some of their daily responsibilities and told their respective story of how they came to end up at BKHM whether from another firm, another city or a totally different profession. Students were able to gauge from these stories that “its ok” if your career doesn’t travel in a straight line or if you are embarking on a second or even third career before finding the world of accounting. It’s all about finding a career and a place you love to work. BKHM members also gave the students recruiting and interviewing tips to help them in their future job seeking endeavors. BKHM also reviewed the resumes of students to offer advice on how to best present themselves to future employers. All in all, everyone enjoyed meeting and talking with each other and BKHM enjoyed sharing a little bit of who we are with the students.
FICPA Charity Mini Golf Tournament
Nancy DiSalvo one of the firm's partners and her two children Will and Megan participated in the FICPA Charity Mini Golf Tournament. This tournament raises money for scholarships that will be awarded to UCF Accounting students. Visit the FICPA Central Florida Chapter for more info.
Kurt Kuehnhackl Appointed to Adult Literacy League Board of Directors
Equine Angels Foundation
Brad Beemer and Sue Gannon attended the 1st Annual fundraiser for Equine Angels on November 4. See their website for the great things they are doing - http://equineangelsfoundation.org/. BKHM provided pro bono assistance to Equine Angels in helping them obtain their tax exempt status.
Partner in His Community - Brad Beemer
Brad Beemer is beginning his fifth year as a weekly volunteer mentor with the FOUR12 After School program. FOUR12 is a mentoring and tutoring ministry that serves middle school and high school students from Orlando’s inner city schools. The goal of FOUR12 is to help students build the character and skills necessary to succeed in school, at home, and in life. Career exploration, stewardship, conflict resolution, tutoring and homework assistance are also offered.
The Orlando International Fringe Festival 2012
Neal Renuart is on the Board of Directors of the Orlando International Fringe Festival (the Orlando Fringe) and currently serves as the Vice President. The Orlando Fringe is the oldest running fringe festival in the United States and just completed its 21st festival in May 2012. The Orlando Fringe had its most successful festival ever in 2012. They broke several attendance records with estimates showing increases of over 30% from 2011. In addition, the Orlando Fringe’s Kid’s Fringe (free activities for kids) estimated that more than 10,000 parents and children participated in various activities (up from 1,500 in 2011). What’s more, artists earned over $250,000 collectively in ticket sales. A 30% increase over 2011.
The Orlando Fringe also unveiled a new logo, website and advertising campaign in 2012 in an effort to expand its reach to more people within the Central Florida community. All of this was accomplished in addition to the Board hiring a new festival producer for the 2012 event.
Please visit the Orlando Fringe’s website and learn more about its upcoming events throughout the year.
Nonprofit Audit PresentationGallery description...
On May 10, 2012, BKHM CPAs gave a presentation to Central Florida nonprofit organizations through the Heart of Florida United Way and the Rollins Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership Center on how to prepare for their nonprofit audit. Nancy DiSalvo and Tarsha Jacobs discussed how audits are an important management tool, that they are necessary for accountability and compliance, and an audit is required more and more for grant funding by private foundations and government agencies. During the presentation the attendees learned just what an audit is and how it can help improve their operations to serve their mission more effectively.
"It was well laid out with clear guidelines on what to do." - Attendee
"Used relevant examples to explain material." - Attendee
"Very thorough explanations." - Attendee
"They both did an excellent job of putting complicated information into "plain english"" - Attendee
"Relaxed setting. The instructors were open to questions and an exchange of information." - Attendee
BKHM CPAs have been advocates for nonprofit organizations for the past 21 years and continue to look for ways to give back to our nonprofit community.
If you are interested in a presentation to your nonprofit organization or Board of Directors, please contact us for more information.
To obtain a copy of the presentation please email us at [email protected]
Volunteer Day 2012 - Catholic Charities
Volunteer Day 2012 - Catholic Charities
On May 11, 2012 we spent the morning volunteering at the Catholic Charities of Orlando cleaning the carseats that they use for the "Baby Think it Over" program. This program is geared towards middle and highschool students and they are issued a computerized baby for an entire weekend. These babies are programmed to do everything a real baby would do and the student has to take care of all of the needs the baby has for the weekend. They are scored on how they do and really get the experience of a new parent.
After we finished up there we spent the afternoon at Fun Spot riding go carts and participating in team building activities. At BKHM we are dedicated to our community and helping our local nonprofit organizations.
United Way - Step Right Up! Volunteer CarnivalUnited Way - Step Right Up! Volunteer Carnival
Saturday, April 21st, BKHM CPAs was the tent sponsor at the United Way's Step Right Up! Volunteer Carnival to celebrate National Volunteer Week. We enjoyed meeting the participating nonprofit organizations that help support and contribute to our communities.
The Salvation Army Orlando - May 27, 2011BKHM's Day of Service with The Salvation Army Orlando in 2011
On Friday, May 27, 2011, BKHM Cares team gathered at The Salvation Army location in Orlando to help paint areas of the men's shelter. We also assisted in cleaning the apartments as well. Giving back to our communities is part of the BKHM culture.