Media Room

Date: 11/21/2019

$15K Awarded to Help At-Risk Adolescents

Local nonprofit, Florence Crittenton Agency has something special to celebrate, a $15,000 donation from the RSM US Alliance and Pugh CPAs.  


Pugh CPAs, a Knoxville-based accounting and business advisory firm, is an independent and locally owned member of the RSM US Alliance group and recently won their 2019 Stewardship Award.


The Stewardship Award recognizes Alliance members from around the country for their volunteer efforts in their local communities.   Pugh CPAs submitted an application for their Day of Caring event recently held at Florence Crittenton Agency where team members spent the day beautifying their campus and readying space for new programs.   Over 60 team members flocked to the nonprofit to move furniture, clean windows, clear downed trees, weed flower beds as well as other campus improvements. 


Giving back to the community is one of the founding pillars of Pugh CPAs and that tone was set by its founder, Will Pugh in 1969.   The Firm has always had a charitable spirit; however, this was the company’s first Day of Caring where the Firm closed for business for one full day to dedicate staff time to the volunteer project.  “We were looking for a meaningful way to celebrate our milestone anniversary of 50 years of service and, at the same time, engage our team,” explains Susan Foard, Managing Partner at Pugh CPAs. 


Florence Crittenton Agency’s mission is to strengthen communities through effective prevention and treatment services to children and families and they do this this through a wide-range of programs:  mental health, substance abuse and foster care.  “They create an environment where they help give young men and women the skills to be the best they can be.   We were proud to play a small part of that, even for just one day,“ says Foard.  


Pugh CPAs was established in 1969 and grown into one of the largest firms in the greater Knoxville area helping a diverse group of industries and clients meet their business and financial goals.  They contribute collaborative relationships with clients as their key to longevity.   One of the Firm’s tag lines is:  Brilliant people with servant hearts work here.