Clark Schaefer Hackett employees are celebrating the public accounting firm’s 75th anniversary by raising money to send 75 veterans to Washington, D.C., with Honor Flight to see national war memorials.
Clark Schaefer Hackett was founded in Middletown in 1938.
Today the firm operates in six Ohio markets including Cincinnati, Dayton and Springfield, and employs 350 professionals. The Dayton and Middletown offices merged in 2012 to one office located in the Austin Landing development of Miami Twp.
Honor Flight Network, started in Springfield in 2005, is a nonprofit organization that transports veterans to the nation’s capital. Clark Schaefer Hackett said it is sponsoring or co-sponsoring three upcoming flights: Aug. 17 from Dayton International Airport; Sept. 17 from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport; and Sept. 28 from Port Columbus International Airport.
Employees and clients have raised funds to date to send 49 veterans, the firm said. The average cost to send one veteran is about $500.
“This seemed like an idea that would go throughout the entire year and it was a way to get all the employees involved,” Doug Michel, firm partner and chair of the Honor Flight initiative, said. More than cutting a check, “it’s having our folks involved in getting out and meeting with people.”
See more about the firm history online at http://www.cshco.com/75years.