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WFY Donates Items to Orangewood Foundation’s Holiday Gift Drive

It’s a time for giving and WFY has done just that. This holiday season, WFY collected dozens of gifts to be donated to Orangewood Foundation’s annual Holiday Gift Drive.

For every holiday season, the Orangewood Foundation collects items off a wish list they curated to help young adults transition from the foster system into independent adulthood.  Items such as pillows, cooking utensils, portable chargers, etc. are gathered by dozens of people each year.  This gift drive helps prevent the ongoing cycle of homelessness with young adults in the Orange County area which many experience in their lifetime.

WFY makes an effort each year to collect items off the wish list to contribute to Orangewood Foundation’s holiday gift drive. We’ve donated many of these items as well as hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards to help their cause.

If you’d like to contribute or learn more, go to Orangewood Foundation’s website here.

 

NYCM Runner Sabrina Reguero Raises Money for Team for Kids

At Wright Ford Young & Co., we are proud to support our community whether it’s locally or nationally. Sabrina Reguero, the daughter of WFY’s tax director Melodie Reguero, decided to run for a cause at the New York City Marathon on Sunday November 3rd.

The marathon course started from Staten Island and went all the way to Central Park in Manhattan. Sabrina ran the 26.2 mile marathon in 5 hours and 7 minutes. She raised approximately $3,000 for the organization Team for Kids on her behalf, almost $400 more than her required minimum. WFY and its employees generously contributed to the organization by donating to Sabrina’s cause.

Team for Kids is a national organization that helps support programs that help build students’ motivation and desire to be physically active for life.  The funding helps pay for training of teachers and coaches, program and practice supplies, and student incentives.

To learn more about TFK, click here.

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Tax Director Melodie Reguero on Tax Planning at Bruin Professionals

On Wednesday, November 20th, our WFY Tax Director Melodie Reguero presented at the Orange County Bruin Professionals meeting.

Ms. Melodie Reguero spoke on tips about year-end tax planning along with Cheryl Gee from UBS. Year-end tax planning is especially critical this time of year to proactively reduce a taxpayer’s risk exposure and tax liability before the new year. If you are interested in tips about year-end tax planning, read our article on Year-End Tax Saving Moves for Individuals.

Reguero regularly attends Bruin Professionals meetings, which is diverse group of UCLA alumni who are established in business. The group focuses on commerce, camaraderie, and community. They have several chapters spread all over California. If you are interested in learning more about Bruin Professionals, click here.