ABDO, EICK & MEYERS’ SENIOR PARTNER JAY ABDO RAISES $82,305 FOR ST.JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL.
Edina, MN – October 14, 2013 – Abdo, Eick & Meyers LLP accounting firm is pleased to announce that Senior Partner Jay Abdo has raised over $82,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
A check for $55,000 was presented on September 18th at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Fall Festival of Hope fundraising gala. This check represented the donations raised to date. In addition to the check, family and guests of Jay pledged an additional $27,350 worth of donations during the event itself.
Abdo has a personal connection with St. Jude, his son Joe was diagnosed with aggressive brain tumors at age 12. Through the help of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Joe was able to beat the tumor and has been in remission ever since. In conjunction with Abdo, Eick & Meyers’ 50th anniversary, Jay Abdo made it a personal mission to raise $50,000 for the hospital.
“I wanted to do something special for our 50th anniversary. After a lot of thought, I decided to take on the task of raising $50,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.” Abdo stated.
Through a personal letter, LinkedIn messages and a web campaign, Abdo was able to raise $56,955 from clients, vendors and friends. The campaign continues through the end of the year. You can make your donation at www.jays50for50.com.
“Who knew our clients, vendors and friends of Abdo, Eick & Meyers would be so generous? I am deeply grateful for their gifts honoring our 50th anniversary.”
About Abdo, Eick & Meyers LLP
Celebrating its 50th year in business, Abdo, Eick and Meyers LLP is a progressive CPA firm that assists its clients in “Going Beyond the Numbers” by partnering with businesses to grow the value of their firms, assisting government audit clients operate more efficiently, and providing the very best in tax planning and preparation services. Established in 1963 by founder Joe Abdo in Mankato, Minnesota, the firm has established itself as a mid-sized leader in the Mankato and Twin Cities accounting arena. The firm has continued to grow by opening new branch locations and through two firm acquisitions. In 1996, the firm structure and name was changed to its present form.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas. Thomas’ vision was a hospital and research facility that would treat children regardless of race, color, creed or their family’s ability to pay. The mission of St. Jude can best be summed up in Thomas’ well-known rally cry: “No child should die in the dawn of life.”