Redpath Donates $15k to Junior Achievement
St. Paul, Minnesota (December 11, 2017) – Accounting firm Redpath and Company, Ltd. (Redpath) donated $15,000 to Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest (JA).
Mark Gibbs, Managing Partner, and Sarah Gengenbach, Human Resources Director, visited the BizTown facility within the JA headquarters in Maplewood, Minnesota to present a check for $15,000.
JA offers financial literacy, college and career readiness, and entrepreneurship education to K-12 students in Minnesota, North Dakota and western Wisconsin. Several weeks of classroom learning culminates in a day-long visit to JA BizTown, a fully-interactive simulated free market lab where students become adults for a day.
The timing for the donation was especially unique this year. JA had an offer from another local business to provide matching funds for donations received. The matching funds would be used to support expanded programming in local area schools.
"[The Redpath] gift will go toward helping us receive these matching funds which collectively will directly support this outreach," explained Karyn Thompson, Community Partnership Director for JA.
This is the eleventh year that Redpath employees have had the option to donate a portion of their annual salaries to support a charitable organization, which are are matched by the company at the end of year. In addition to the financial contributions to JA, Redpath employees also spend time volunteering in their classrooms.
Since 2011, Redpath and its employees have contributed over $165,000 in charitable donations and sponsorships.
Redpath and Company is 100% employee-owned (ESOP) and a leading certified public accounting firm providing proactive, innovative, and value-driven services for closely-held businesses, government entities, and not-for-profit organizations. The firm started operations in 1971, and with offices located in downtown St. Paul and White Bear Lake, Minnesota, the firm ranks as one of the top CPA firms in the Twin Cities with over 145 employees. Redpath and Company is an independent member of HLB International, a worldwide organization of professional accounting firms. For more information, visit www.redpathcpas.com.