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TBC donates $10,000 to Center for Disability Services in honor of 40th year

Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, CPAs, P.C. (TBC) has donated $10,000 to the Center for Disability Services. To view the YNN coverage of the event, click here.

Founded in 1971, TBC is an accounting and advisory firm located in Albany. The Center for Disability Services is a non-profit organization that provides services to more than 15,000 individuals and their families at 85 locations in nine upstate counties. A check presentation at the firm’s office in Washington Square occurred today in conjunction with a special anniversary celebration to honor TBC’s 40 years in business.

The donation, designated to Center Health Care, is part of the accounting firm’s “40 Years, 40 Charities” charitable initiative, in which TBC vowed to support 40 non-profit organizations throughout 2011. To highlight this initiative, TBC founders Ron Teal, Larry Becker and John Chiaramonte, along with 80 associates who presently are employed by the firm, were joined by City of Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings, President of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce Mark Egan and President and CEO of the Center for Disability Services Alan Krafchin.

“Community advocacy has always been an underlying theme in our business,” said TBC Managing Partner Robert H. Kind. “Whether we are supporting the communities where our employees live, the communities where we do business in or supporting our not-for-profit clients, we are committed to helping those in need and helping to create a brighter tomorrow. As an illustration of this and to celebrate our milestone of 40 years in business, we are proud to make this special donation to the Center for Disability Services.”

“We are honored to receive this generous gift of $10,000 from Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte, long time supporters and friends of the Center,” said Krafchin, who accepted the donation and addressed the TBC employees. “The donation is designated for Center Health Care, which is staffed and equipped to serve all patients and specializes in treating people who have disabilities.  As with TBC, the Center has deep roots in this community.  Our appreciation and thanks to everyone at TBC for supporting the mission and services of the Center for Disability Services, the place where people get better at life.”

The firm’s associates stood by as Albany Mayor Gerald D. Jennings delivered a proclamation and presented a certificate to the firm to commemorate TBC for 40 years of business in Albany.

“I am extremely proud to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Teal, Becker & Chiaramonte in our community,” said Mayor Gerald D. Jennings. “Since its inception, the firm’s main goal has been to provide our community with first-rate accounting and business advisory services. Whether working for commercial businesses, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, or individuals, TBC has made a positive impact on countless people, and I look forward to their continued success in our Capital City.”

TBC offers accounting and auditing, personal and corporate tax, trusts and estates, business advisory, valuation and pension services for a diversified clientele. TBC serves four primary markets: commercial businesses, governmental, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals. Commercial clientele includes construction contractors, distributors, manufacturers, professional service firms, real estate developers, retailers, technology companies and wholesalers among other businesses.

The firm has eight shareholders, including Chairman, John A. Chiaramonte, Managing Partner Robert H. Kind, Katharine K. Doran, James W. Drislane, Robert A. Drislane, Pasquale M. Scisci, John R. Teevan, Jr. and Kevin B. Tully. The shareholders combine for 242 years of experience at the firm. In addition, 15 of the firm’s employees have been employed at TBC for 25 years or longer.

The $10,000 donation will be directed to the Center for Disability Service’s annual fund to support the Center Health Care program. TBC is proud to partner with the Center Health Care and its mission to offer quality health care to individuals with disabilities.

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