2012 Pillar Award Finalist: Gary Shamis and Mark Goldfarb, managing directors, SS&G

Gary Shamis, Managing Director, SS&G

SS&G is committed to making its communities a better place to live and work. As a firm, SS&G understands that its success would not be possible without these communities and their businesses and residents.

Led by managing directors Gary Shamis and Mark Goldfarb, SS&G donates thousands of hours to pro bono work, providing accounting services to a diverse group of nonprofit organizations. In addition, more than a quarter of SS&G’s staff members serve on nonprofit boards in a leadership capacity, and three-fourths of the company’s staff volunteer for a nonprofit organization or one of its committees.

In addition, SS&G is dedicated to helping its many nonprofit clients by doing more than providing accounting and tax services. Among the organizations SS&G supports are Alex’s Lemonade Stand, the ALS Association, the Alzheimer’s Association, the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, the Arthritis Foundation, the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Annual Tax Call-In, Community Shares, the Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Foundation, local domestic violence shelters, local food banks including the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank and the Cleveland Foodbank, Harvest for Hunger, local humane societies including the Geauga Humane Society’s Rescue Village, Juvenile Diabetes, the Ohio Society of CPAs’ Accounting for Kids Day, Recovery Resources, the Akron Marathon, Stewart’s Caring Place and the United Way.

Examples of SS&G’s hands-on community participation include American Red Cross of Summit County Community Dinner, the Caring for Kids Inc. Program, St. Vincent DePaul’s Adopt-A-Family, the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, The Littlest Heroes, Huckleberry House, the Ohio Society of CPAs “Operation CPA,” the American Diabetes Association’s Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes, the OSCPA’s Accounting for Kids Day, Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, and the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon.


How to reach: SS&G, (440) 248-8787 or www.ssandg.com