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WCM Raises Funds for Down Syndrome

October 2017

Earlier this month, the WCM Team participated in the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas Buddy Walk. This year’s team: Nathan’s Classy Crew, enjoyed the new location at the River City Community Church. The annual Buddy Walk is DSASTX’s largest fund raising event, providing 40% of the funds needed throughout the year for free programs and events to children and adults with Down Syndrome. This year was the fifth in a row for WCM to participate.

WCM Team Brings Celebrations to Boysville

July 2017

In both June and July, the WCM team spent time at Boysville. June brought a fiesta style celebration for all the June birthdays and just this week was a cookout to celebrate summer. 

WCM Annual RoundUp

June 2017

Last month, WCM held its third annual RoundUp. A time to celebrate clients, friends and family with food, games and good fun at Tejas Rodeo! Community give back continues to be a fundamental part of our business and during the event, a donation to the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas was made on behalf of WCM and its extended family. Executive Director, Heather McFarland, accepted the $2,500 check on behalf of the DSASTX
 

WCM Wealth Management Works in a Fiduciary Capacity

May 2017

As new rules and regulations begin to take effect, the principals of WCM Wealth are prepared to meet with individuals and companies who may have been abruptly dropped by their brokerage firms and plan managers, and those who are looking for investment advice.

Affiliated with Williams, Crow, Mask, LLP, Wealth Management provides the most independent advice possible and as such has always operated as a fee only service provider.

“We put our clients’ needs first,” explains Kelly Compton, Chief Investment Officer, WCM Wealth. “Because WCM Wealth has always worked as a fiduciary for our clients, the new regulations do not change the way we do business.”

Services of WCM Wealth include:

  • Assistance in reviewing current investments
  • Analysis of financial situation and goals
  • Asset allocation
  • Construction of an investment policy statement
  • Recommendation and implementation of investment strategies and appropriate portfolio of investments
  • Personal financial planning

For more information or to schedule an appointment, Kelly can be reached by calling 210- 684-1071 or online http://wcmtexas.com/contact-us/.

WCM Wealth Management is a separate entity affiliated with Williams, Crow, Mask, LLP. Wealth Management is a Registered Investment Advisor with the State of Texas. In order to provide the most independent advice possible, we are a fee only service provider.

WCM Wealth Management is a registered investment advisor. Information presented is for educational purposes only and does not intend to make an offer or solicitation for the sale for purchase of any securities. Investments involve risk and unless otherwise stated, are not guaranteed.

 

WCM Team Visits Ronald McDonald House

February 2017

Earlier this month the WCM Team visited Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Antonio, Texas, Inc. For some families, a Ronald McDonald House becomes a “home-away-from-home” as they stay close by their hospitalized child.
 
The WCM Team baked a welcome treat of cookies for residents to enjoy. They also provided the snacks and prepared grab and go snack boxes for the families to be used as needed.
 
The Team also toured the facility with the goal of becoming more involved and to begin plans for a larger event for residents.  

WCM Collects Toys for Blue Santa Toy Drive

December 2016

Once again WCM joined with the San Antonio CPA society to collect toys for the San Antonio Police Department’s Blue Santa Toy Drive. Our team along with some of our generous clients collected dozens of toys that will be given to children in need during this holiday season. We are thankful for our local police and appreciate their efforts to help positively impact the children in our community. Blue Santa partners with community companies and volunteers to collect food, clothes, toys, and monetary donations to assist thousands of families in our city. You can read more about the Blue Santa Program here.

Red Ribbon Corps, Inc.

November 2016

Earlier this month the WCM Team was joined by about 100 volunteers from the Green Valley Elementary School and Boy Scout Troop 410 to place almost 30,000 ribbons at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. Each year the Red Ribbon Corps places a red ribbon at every headstone for Veteran’s Day. The mission of the Red Ribbon Corps, Inc. is to offer a red ribbon to honor the courage and sacrifice of those who served the United States. In addition, the Red Ribbon Corps, Inc. strive to promote and encourage public knowledge, awareness and support by placing a red velvet bow at every headstone in Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery. The rich red bow symbolizes the military sacrifice while the loving care involved in tying each bow is a powerful statement that we “forget them not”. More information about the organization can be found on their Facebook Page.

San Antonio CPA Society’s Day of Service- San Antonio Food Bank

November 2016

Earlier this month, as a part of the San Antonio CPA Society’s Day of Service, members of the WCM team volunteered at the San Antonio Food Bank. Along with several other firms from San Antonio 10,755 pounds of of donated items were sorted. This effort by a few of us will have a positive impact on over 8,000 people. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve our community!

Fit Company Challenge

October 2016

Earlier this month WCM participated in a Fit Company Challenge at the Olmos Basin Sports Complex. Competing against other San Antonio companies, individuals of all skill levels challenged each other in different courses. WCM was represented by 3 groups with each group picking the level and specific courses to complete. Jeremy Crow, Audit Manager explained, “Employee health and morale is important to a building a strong team and we don’t mind sweating!”

Snack Pak 4 Kids

October 2016

On Oct. 17th the WCM team participated in SP4K at the Daily Bread Ministries warehouse. The team members helped unload dozens of food boxes and packed hundreds of snack-pak bags for school age children in need of food. SP4K is a non-profit organization that provides food to hungry school children in San Antonio. For more information about the organization visit their website. http://snackpak4kidssa.org/

2016 Buddy Walk

September 2016

This year Williams, Crow, Mask teamed up with the Ruiz family on “Jennessa’s Journey” and walked in the 2016 Buddy Walk on Saturday, September 24th. In honor of their youngest daughter, 20-month old Jennessa, the WCM team raised $2,350 and had over 100 team members! Jennessa’s Journey placed 8th out of over 100 teams and Jennessa placed 8th as a top fundraiser for the walk. In support of our community and the Ruiz family, every team member from WCM participated by walking and/or raising funds for Jennessa’s Journey. The Buddy Walk has become an annual event for Williams, Crow, Mask with 2016 marking our 4th year to participate. We welcome you, our friends and clients, to join our team for next year’s walk.

Boysville Birthday Bash

August 2016

This month, Williams, Crow, Mask celebrated the August birthdays with the boys and girls at Boysville, A Texas Home for Boys and Girls, near San Antonio. Eight children, who were born in August, along with other residents, joined the WCM team who provided all the fixins for nachos, drinks and cupcakes. Two of the WCM team members created a game where candy was the prize, and of course, a pick up game of basketball was popular, too. Boysville, Inc. is a campus designed to help children in crisis who cannot remain in their own homes for a variety of reasons. Children come from homes that are in crisis, due to emotional, physical or sexual abuse. All of us at Williams, Crow, Mask were delighted to provide the celebration.

Snack Pak 4 Kids

July 2016

In June, several members of the Williams Crow Mask team volunteered time at Snack Pak 4 Kids to help load over a thousand food bags for hungry San Antonio school children. Even the WCM kids were involved in packing food bags to positively impact children in their community.

Client Portal 

March 2016

By now you’ve probably heard about our new, convenient WCM Client Portal. It’s a safer alternative to email for you to send to, and receive information from, our office. A simple login process allows you to view your files, including returns.
 
If you need help please ask for additional instructions, we’ll be happy to assist. Simply reach out to the WCM team member with whom you typically communicate. Of course we can continue to mail your return or you may come pick it up in person.

Important Tax Information Enclosed

February 2016

It’s the time of year when mailboxes are full of documents stamped “important tax information enclosed.” As you gather your documents keep in mind some simple organization can be the key to a less stressful tax filing time. First, work on it a little at a time and don’t put it off. Procrastination causes stress and can lead to mistakes or forgetting certain deductions you may have. Take 15 minutes this week and gather all of your papers received in one place. Then, set aside an hour to make sure you have everything you need to file. Make a list of items you may be missing or receipts you need to track down, for charitable contributions, medical expenses or childcare, for example. If you take these steps before the end of February then you will have all of March to fill out forms and meet with your CPA- plenty of time before the April deadline.

Williams Crow Mask Partner is Named 40 Under 40 Winner

January 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that Williams Crow Mask partner Kirk Mask has been named one of the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40-under-40 award winners for 2016. The annual award recognizes San Antonio’s best emerging leaders who are dedicated to giving back to the community. We believe Kirk certainly fits that bill!

San Antonio Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for 2015

For the second year in a row, Williams Crow Mask has been placed on an elite list of San Antonio businesses, being named one of the the San Antonio Business Journal’s Best Places to Work for 2015. The Business Journal selected 50 companies of various sizes for the annual Best Places to Work awards program. Williams Crow Mask was #8 in the small business category (10-50 employees). Winners were selected based on a confidential survey completed by the companies’ employees and graded by research company Quantum Workplace. Williams Crow Mask was recognized for, among other things, our frequent themed Lunch & Learns which are designed be both educational and fun. Managing Partner George “Mac” Williams says, “As a locally-owned CPA firm, we strive to create a family-like atmosphere and provide incentives and perks to keep our employees feeling happy and fulfilled. We are thrilled to know our employees feel valued and appreciated for the hard work they do in providing excellent services to our clients.”

Volunteering at San Antonio Food Bank

In August, our team visited the San Antonio Food Bank, a nonprofit providing food and grocery products to more than 500 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas, to be served to underprivileged men, women and children.
Our team helped pack over 15,000 pounds of food, which equals 12,000 meals for families in and around our community.
The San Antonio Food Bank relies on the generosity of local businesses, churches, foundation, corporations and individuals to fulfill their mission of serving Southwest Texans who are at risk of going hungry.

Touring Haven for Hope

This summer our teamed toured Haven for Hope located in downtown San Antonio. Haven for Hope strives to offer a place of new beginnings by providing, coordinating and delivering an efficient system of care to the homeless in Bexar County.
Since opening in 2010, Haven for Hope partners and programs like job training and employment readiness, ESL classes, GED preparation, behavior health services, legal services and more have helped end the cycle of homelessness.

Buddy Up for Claire

On September 27, 2014 Williams, Crow, Mask took part in the 2014 Buddy Walk, a fundraiser of the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas.

The WCM team, Buddy Up for Claire, was over 30 members strong and ranked #7 of the Top Fundraisers for the entire event, bringing in a team total of $2,170. The event itself surpassed its goal and raised $189,173. All funds go towards programs and services for people with Down Syndrome and their families in San Antonio and the surrounding areas.

An annual event for WCM, Kirk Mask, Partner, explains, “Each year our team grows in numbers. It’s a rewarding day and important to us to contribute with our own fundraising efforts, and as an overall sponsor of the event.”

Check here for information on next year’s walk and to get involved.

WCM Team joins in the Fun-lympics!

The team was thrilled and honored to participate in the 2014 SACPA Society’s 31st Annual Funlympics community service project at St. Peter-St. Joseph Chlidren’s Home on July 19th. Thanks to St. PJs and the St. PJ kids for allowing us spend a day with them enjoying games, food and fun!

Veteran’s Day 2013

November 9, 2013

The Red Ribbon Corps, Inc. was founded as a non-profit corporation in 2008 by former Castle Hills mayor Joyce Buie.  Their mission is to place a red velvet bow on every headstone at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, which currently has 120,000 graves and facilitates approximately 2,000 funerals per year.  Every year, hundreds of volunteers, spend hours tying these ribbons and placing them on headstones. The bows symbolize the military sacrifice, while the loving care involved in the tying of each bow is a powerful statement that we “forget them not”. On Saturday, November 9th, Williams, Crow, Mask partnered with the Red Ribbon Corps to lay 80,000 red ribbons on the graves of service men and women at Ft. Sam Houston to honor them on Veteran’s Day.  This is an annual event that WCM is proud to participate in and honor the people who have bravely served our country.

WCM Participates At The 2013 Buddy Walk

 September 28, 2013

The mission of the Down Syndrome Association of South Texas is to support children and adults who are living with Down Syndrome in San Antonio and the surrounding areas. Every year the DSASTX holds a fundraiser called Buddy Walk. All funds raised go towards programs and services for people with Down Syndrome and their families.

Williams, Crow, Mask was honored to be a apart of the 2013 Buddy Walk this past September. Our firm’s team, Claire’s Compadres, consisted of 35 team members including employees, families and friends. The staff had a blast and helped raise over $2,000 in the process!

You can make a donation to Down Syndrome Association of South Texas here.

Williams, Crow, Mask is Ushering in a New Generation at Accounting Firm

San Antonio Business Journal • Aug 19, 2011

Williams, Crow, Falls LLP will soon have a new name and a new location, beginning this September. The locally based and owned accounting firm is changing its name to Williams, Crow, Mask LLP. Read More >

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