From left to right: Carol Frontera, Sharon Taylor, Sharon Cunnigham,… (By Nicole Munchel )
Giving is an altruistic gesture that makes us feel better about ourselves and hopefully enriches those in need. Some people are natural givers, and then there are some that take the commitment to a whole new level. Harford County accounting firm, Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra (WC&S), is dedicated to giving back and encourages all of its employees to join in throughout the year.
“At WC&S, we believe in nurturing not only the professional development of our employees, but their personal development as well. Encouraging employees to volunteer their time and invest in their communities makes sense. There is a lot of benefit to encouraging employee volunteerism including increased employee morale, fostering an attitude of teamwork, creating networking opportunities for employees, building ties between employees and the community and providing employees new opportunities to practice their professional skills,” says marketing coordinator, Carol Frontera. She adds, “We are proud of the fact that so many of our employees are engaged with their communities.”
Currently, the firm, which has expanded its range of services beyond traditional tax, accounting and consulting services to include niche groups that specialize in forensic and investigative accounting, valuations, litigation support, non-profit organizations and dental practices, has 40 employees with offices in Bel Air, Lutherville, and Elkton, Maryland. “In the Bel Air office, we have 10 employees and all of us are involved one way or another with charitable organizations and our communities,” says Frontera.
WC&S employee, Rayma McRoberts, is a board member of the Humane Society of Harford County and helps recruit employees to volunteer for the Legends of the Fog haunted attraction in Churchville. And, Lesley Lookingbill serves on the board of Faith Communities and Civic Agencies United (FCCAU), which operates the Welcome One Emergency Shelter in Belcamp, the only homeless shelter in Harford County.
Team WC&S participates in the Komen Maryland Race for the Cure and several employees are involved with the Chesapeake Professional Women’s Network (CPWN). Kelly Bedsaul was the treasurer of their fall fashion show fundraiser.
Another WC&S employee, Janet Gomes serves on the gala committee for the Harford County Library Foundation’s “Evening in the Stacks” fundraiser, and she is also on the board of Edgewood High School’s Academy of Finance where she organizes a job shadow opportunity for one of their students interested in the accounting profession.
Finally, during the Christmas holiday, the Bel Air office of WC&S adopts a local family through the Mason Dixon Community Services and they purchase gifts for the children and gift certificates for groceries.
Frontera is president of the board and involved in all the fundraising activities for the Albert P. Close Foundation’s bull roast fundraiser this month. “Knowing that we can and do make a difference—if only to one person and the feeling we get from helping others is, without a doubt, the very best reward for being a volunteer and giving back,” says Frontera.
The long list of giving continues and that is why we chose WC&S for this month’s Pitchin’ In profile. We applaud all the special individuals that make giving a priority and in turn ease the suffering of people in need. Thanks for Pitchin’ In!
Weyrich, Cronin & Sorra
139 North Main Street,
Bel Air, MD 21014