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October 25, 2022

Socks and Hats for the Homeless – Martina Childress Continues a Lifetime of Community Service

During college in the 1980s, my call to volunteering began as a youth leader while also mentoring pregnant teens. After moving to Maryland, I was a reading mentor in the D.C. public school system and mentored/supported unwed mothers. While raising my family, I shifted to volunteering at school and after a school parent passed away from a heart attack, I learned about the American Heart Association’s Little Hats, Big Hearts program and their call to the public to crochet/knit red… Read more ›

May 26, 2022

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Recognized by the Montgomery County Council for 100 Years of Service

PDF: Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Recognized by the Montgomery County Council for 100 Years of Service Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) was recognized for its 100th anniversary by the Montgomery County Council on Thursday, May 26. Dan Weaver, president and managing partner of CBM, and partners Winnie Yang and John Comunale, received a framed proclamation from Council Vice President Evan Glass at a brief ceremony hosted at the Council’s offices in Rockville, Maryland, the seat of Montgomery County. “CBM is… Read more ›

February 9, 2022

Sal and Joy’s Excellent Adventure – Taking CBM100-Charities Across the Country

  Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell’s (CBM) CBM100-Charities initiative showed what ambition looks like on the part of CBM Document Management Specialist Sal Attanasio’s decision to take the idea of community service cross-country. In November 2021, Sal and his wife, Joy, set off on an ocean-to-ocean trip from Atlantic Beach, Florida to Pacific Beach, California. Sal was inspired to take the trip by decades of bike tourists who came before, taking on self-supported trips since at least 1976, when Adventure Cycling… Read more ›

December 30, 2021

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Recognized for Corporate Philanthropy by the Washington Business Journal

PDF: Councilor, Buchanan & Michell (CBM) Recognized for Corporate Philanthropy by the Washington Business Journal Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM), a full-service tax, accounting and advisory business serving clients in the Washington, DC metropolitan and Mid-Atlantic regions, was recognized for its 2020 philanthropic contributions by the Washington Business Journal. CBM ranked 5th among small businesses with 1,123 metro-area volunteer hours and 6th in metro-area financial contributions of $86,678. “This reflects only partly on a successful 100th anniversary campaign,” said Daniel… Read more ›

December 27, 2021

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Senior Auditor Chichi Bhene Prepares and Hand-Delivers 150 Meals to Cape Town Shelters on Christmas Day

Senior Auditor Chichi Bhene is known for feeding people and being a natural nurturer. As she says, “you don’t come to my house hungry and leave hungry. You certainly don’t go out with me and don’t grab anything to eat.” For each of the last five years, she has committed to making at least one family Christmas lunch. One meal eventually became 50 and she lost track in between. She makes it her goal to make it a higher number… Read more ›

October 8, 2021

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Partner Joe Wilson Serves Dinner to Immigrants and Families Receiving Pro Bono Legal Support

  Joe Wilson has been a long-time member of the financial review committee of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Arlington, VA but he recently decided to broaden his involvement when his church announced a volunteer activity with a legal aid ministry called Restoration Immigration Legal Aid (RILA). “Volunteering my time is something I’ve been more interested in recently,” he says, referencing some of his friends from the church community who speak often of their service activities. Joe participated in a church-based… Read more ›

September 29, 2021

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Sorts 1,450 Pounds of Food for Families Facing Hunger and Food Insecurity in Montgomery County

Before leading a Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) volunteer activity at the organization’s Gaithersburg, MD warehouse on Monday, September 27, CBM Marketing Director Joe Kovacs first became aware of the Manna Food Center in March 2020 shortly after the pandemic sent thousands of employees across the Washington, DC metropolitan region to home office. “I knew this event would have a huge impact on a lot of people,” said Joe, “but the truth is that the pandemic didn’t just create hunger… Read more ›

September 22, 2021

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Team Member Malcolm Jones Partners with Office Supplies Store to Direct School Supplies to DC Metro-Area Students

As the father of a young boy, Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) administrative team member Malcolm Jones knows the importance of classrooms with sufficient school supplies. For two consecutive years, as part of his CBM100-Charities initiative, Malcolm partnered with the office supplies store, Staples, to deliver classroom materials to underprivileged children in schools throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region. The initiative began last year after the pandemic started when Malcolm worked with Staples to arrange for the delivery of desks… Read more ›

September 17, 2021

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Partners with Together We Rise and CONCERN4KIDS As They Put Together Sweet Cases for Foster Children

Debora May and Tana Papinova collaborated together to help foster children when they move from one home to another. They and other Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) staff members, Sue-Jane Haight, Malcolm Jones, April Roberts, Sal Attanasio and Thomas Caggiano, put sweet cases together that were ordered from Together We Rise which then were donated to CONCERN4KIDS. The sweet cases were ordered though Together We Rise, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children in foster care. This… Read more ›

September 9, 2021

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Team Members Coordinate Donation of Textbooks and Other Educational Resources to Washington, DC Elementary School Classroom

Students in the Washington, DC public schools system benefited from the coordinated donation of $500 worth of textbooks and educational supports to the DC Education Fund, a group that backs cutting-edge initiatives with the potential to generate systemic change. The Fund’s investments have transformed the DC public school system into one of the fastest-improving school districts in the nation. Senior Accounting Specialist Anne Hayes and Administrative Assistant Shanta Jordan combined efforts for their CBM100-Charities event to solicit $285 from individual… Read more ›