Community Involvement & Memberships

united-way-imageAs a regional accounting firm, Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP takes tremendous pride in giving back to the community. We care deeply about the communities in which we live and work, and encourage all of our team members to become involved in community projects.

Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell, LLP supports many community-based organizations, but our passion lies in working with those groups that directly make a measurable difference in people’s lives by securing resources and developing relationships to build a stronger, more vibrant community. One of those organizations is the United Way of Orange County.

Our firm has been involved with the United Way of Orange County for over 25 years. The United Way was established in 1887. A Denver priest, two ministers and a rabbi recognized the need for cooperative actions to address their city’s welfare problems. The Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J. O’Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman put their heads together to plan the first united way campaign for ten health and welfare agencies. They created an organization to serve as an agent to collect funds for local charities, as well as to coordinate relief services, counsel and refer clients to cooperating agencies, and make emergency assistance grants in cases which could not be referred. That year, Denver raised $21,700 and created a movement that would spread throughout the country to become the United Way. Over 188 years later, United Way is still focused on mobilizing the caring power of communities and making a difference in people’s lives.

In addition, the following is a list of organizations that benefit from the commitment of the Vanacore, DeBenedictus, DiGovanni & Weddell LLP partners and team members.

  • AICPA – The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • AICPA – Audit Governmental Quality Center
  • AICPA – Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
  • AICPA – Trust, Estate and Gift Technical Resource Panel
  • American Board of Forensic Accounting Diplomate
  • American College of Forensic Examiners
  • Association for Accounting Marketing
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Associated General Contractors of NYS (AGC)
  • Boy Scouts of America – Hudson Valley Council
  • Builders Association of the Hudson Valley
  • Builders Contractors Association
  • Construction Contractors Association
  • Construction Industry Council
  • Construction Industry CPA’s Consultants Association (CICPAC)
  • Cornwall Public Library
  • Council of Industry of Southeastern New York
  • Dutchess County Arts Council
  • Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Food Bank of the Hudson Valley
  • Gateway to Entrepreneurial Tomorrows
  • Greater Newburgh YMCA
  • Hudson Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress
  • Italian Center
  • Kiwanis Club
  • Leadership Dutchess
  • Leadership Orange
  • Literacy Orange
  • Mid Hudson Human Resources Council (SHRM)
  • Middletown Thrall Library
  • Mount Saint Mary College
  • National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (AEP)
  • National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts
  • New Paltz College Business Advisory Council (BAC)
  • New Paltz Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • New York State Association of School Business Officials
  • New York State School Boards Association
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants – NYSSCPA
  • New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Employee Benefit Committee
  • Northeastrn Sub-Contractors Association
  • Notre Dame Club
  • Orange County Chamber of Commerce
  • Orange County Citizens Foundation
  • Orange County Partnership
  • Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
  • Rotary Club of Newburgh, Walden & Plattekill
  • RSM McGladry Construction & Real Estate Network (MCREN)
  • SUNY New Paltz School of Business
  • The Community Foundation of Orange County & Sullivan County
  • The Powelton Club
  • United Way of Orange County
  • United Way of Orange County – Women’s Leadership Fund