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Quarterly Update: CPA Exam Passed by WFY Employees

Wright Ford Young & Co. enjoys recognizing colleagues and clients on their achievements and success. WFY enjoys the same opportunity to also recognize our employees by spotlighting those professionals on the WFY team that have made great strides to accelerate their career. Passing the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam is just one of those career enhancing accomplishments. We would like to congratulate the following WFY employees for recently passing all four parts of the CPA exam in the last three months: Manny Trelles – Tax Supervisor The California CPA exam is a rigorous licensing qualification to pass and has many
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Six New Hires Join WFY Team

Wright Ford Young & Co. is proud to announce we are adding six new hires to our team. We have Cheryl Shelton joining our estates & trusts department, and Brody Alcanter, Marzeh Khanjari, Rajbir Singh, Linh Trinh and Diane Waxler-Milne joining our tax department. WFY is pleased to welcome these new hires to our team. Cheryl Shelton In January, Cheryl Shelton started with WFY as an Estates & Trusts Supervisor in our estates & trusts department. She graduated from Cal State Fullerton and continued her education at Western State Law School. Cheryl has worked in accounting for over 15 years.
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WFY’s 2019 Charitable Contributions

For over 12 years, Wright Ford Young & Co. has made it a priority to contribute to many non-profits locally and nationally. Since 2007, WFY has been helping to give back by donating 1% of our gross revenues each year to charities as a way to help improve the lives of those around us and those less fortunate. We have donated over $1,253,000 since the program’s formation.  In 2019, WFY made donations to over 20 non-profit organizations – our biggest number of charities to date. We would like to thank all the organizations for everything they do and how much
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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
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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
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Proud Sponsor of the OCCF’s 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting

Wright Ford Young & Co. was proud to be a Gold Partner sponsor of the Orange County Community Foundation’s 30th Annual Meeting at the Hotel Irvine on November 20th. Over 730 attendees shared in the inspirational tributes and recognized success of the OCCF’s philanthropic impact on Orange County individuals, families, and businesses over the last three decades.  The Wright Ford Young & Co. colleagues and guests who joined the celebration were Bob Wright, Dean Smith, Andy Bautista, Richard Huffman, Janet Kim, Albert Yang, Darin Schott, Carissa DeLuca and Brad Weber. To find out more about OCCF, click here.
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WFY Sponsors TACA’s 13th Annual Ante Up for Autism Benefit Gala

WFY was proud to be a Full House Sponsor of TACA’s 13th Annual “Ante Up for Autism” benefit gala. The Autism Community in Action’s (TACA) Orange County chapter held its 13th annual “Ante Up for Autism” fundraising gala on Saturday October 26, 2019 at the Waterfront Beach Resort in Huntington Beach. Wright Ford Young & Co. was proud to continue its long standing support of TACA through a program sponsorship of the very successful event. TACA is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2000 by Glen and Lisa Ackerman with the mission to provide education, support and hope to
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WFY Partner Kahni Bizub as Panelist at 2019 Business Owner Summit

On November 8th, WFY Senior Tax Partner, Kahni Bizub, will be one of the panelists for WealthWise Financial Services’s 2019 Business Owner Summit. The 2019 Business Owner Summit is a day-long event which includes discussing topics such as scaling your business, income tax strategies, retirement plans strategies, and more. The keynote speakers are Jacob M. Gerber, an equity & multi-asset investment director, and E. Luke Farrell, a fixed income investment director. Kahni Bizub’s specialty is tax planning and compliance services for closely-held and family-owned businesses and their key executives in the service, manufacturing, and distribution industries. She has served some
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WFY Title Sponsors Veterans Legal Institute’s Lawyers for Warriors Event

Wright Ford Young & Co. had the privilege of serving as the title sponsor to the Veterans Legal Institute’s annual Lawyers for Warriors event on Monday, September 23rd.  Senior audit partner Jeff Myers spoke on Wright Ford Young’s behalf to honor our ongoing partnership with the Veterans Legal Institute. Lawyers for Warriors is an event that started four years ago where over 250 business leaders who represent legal, medical, financial, military, and other professional industries can network, enjoy wine and appetizers, and recognize those legal community leaders who have graciously offered their services to our veteran heroes.  All the proceeds
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WFY Attends Meet the Firms at CSUF and NAU

On Thursday, September 26th, a group of our Wright Ford Young & Co. employees attended California State University, Fullerton’s Meet the Firms event as well as Northern Arizona University’s Career & Graduate School Expo. These type of meet and greet events are a way for students and professionals in the accounting community to network with a wide range of firms from boutique to the Big Four.  We attend these events to educate students about WFY and what we do, and encourage them to get a hands-on learning experience with our firm. Wright Ford Young & Co. thanks California State University,
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