February 3, 2021

Anders Releases 2020 Community Impact Report

Giving back is part of our social responsibility and corporate culture at Anders, and we proudly support local charitable, civic, community and trade organizations. The Anders Community Impact Report takes an in-depth look at our commitment, connections and involvement in the community in the past year, individually and collectively as a firm.

2020 brought challenges unlike any other year. From business owners and not-for-profits doing all they could to keep their doors open and staff employed, to families transitioning to at-home learning and working, it was a year of constant change.

In 2020, Anders gave back to the community by:

  • Supporting 242 local organizations
  • Giving $191,000 in charitable sponsorships
  • Donating over $7,800 to our 2020 Charity of Choice
  • Offering over 100 timely insights in our COVID-19 Resource Center

Read more in the 2020 Anders Community Impact Report.


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January 18, 2021

Anders Selects The Child Center As 2021 Charity of Choice

Every year, Anders nominates and selects one charity to support throughout the year as the firm’s Charity of Choice. The votes are in and for 2021, our Charity of Choice is The Child Center! Now in its 16th year, the Charity of Choice program combines fundraising activities and volunteer efforts to support the nominated organization. Charities are submitted by members of the firm, and all members of the firm, from interns to partners, have the opportunity to vote for their choice each January. The winner is then revealed at our all-firm meeting. In 2020, despite the pandemic and the cancellation of many events, Anders was still able to donate over $7,000 to Partners for Pets, a local animal rescue organization.

Dan Mudd, a tax partner at Anders, serves on the board and as treasurer for The Child Center and nominated the organization for our 2021 Charity of Choice. The Child Center is a child advocacy center (CAC) serving children and families in Northeast Missouri. A comprehensive, coordinated approach is taken in response to allegations of child sexual and physical abuse occurring in a 14 county service area.

While activities such as Pick Me Up Carts, busy season games and volunteer activities are held throughout the year, the first major Anders fundraising event will be the annual “Hoops for Hope” NCAA March Madness basketball pool, which draws participation from clients, colleagues, referral sources and friends of the firm from all over the country. While the event was canceled last year, the NCAA has already announced their intention of playing the tournament in 2021. We are looking forward to once again supporting our charity through this fun event.

In addition to The Child Center, other beneficiaries of the Anders Charity of Choice program have included Partners for Pets, the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, Angels’ Arms, Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis, Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Friends of Kids with Cancer, Basket of Hope, Young Friends of Habitat for Humanity, Nurses for Newborns, Girls on the Run, Lafayette Industries, KidSmart, Re-Building Together and Kids Under Twenty-One (KUTO). Anders has raised over $337,000 in the past 16 years.

Learn more about The Child Center.

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January 29, 2020

Anders Releases 2019 Community Impact Report

Giving back is part of our social responsibility and corporate culture at Anders, and we proudly support local charitable, civic, community and trade organizations. The Anders Community Impact Report takes an in-depth look at our commitment, connections and involvement in the community in the past year, individually and collectively as a firm.

In 2019, Anders employees gave back to the community by:

  • Volunteering 3,024 hours

  • Sitting on 94 not-for-profit boards

  • Being active members of 176 local organizations

  • Participating in 115 charitable sponsorships

  • Donating over $24,700 to our 2019 Charity of Choice

Read more in the Anders Community Impact Report.

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January 13, 2020

Anders Selects the Partners for Pets as 2020 Charity of Choice

Anders partners and staff have selected Partners for Pets as the firm’s 2020 Charity of Choice. Now in its 15th year, the Charity of Choice program combines fundraising activities and volunteer efforts to support one local charity each year. Charities are submitted by members of the firm, and all members of the firm, from interns to partners, have the opportunity to vote for their choice at the firm’s meeting each January. In 2019, Anders raised more than $24,000 for the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery.

Elena Graber, an accountant in the Anders Outsourced Accounting Services Group, volunteers and fosters animals for Partners for Pets and nominated the organization for our 2020 Charity of Choice. Partners for Pets regularly visits animal control facilities and rescues animals that have used up their time, need medical care, and/or are too fragile for shelter life.

While activities such as Pick Me Up Carts, busy season games and volunteer activities are held throughout the year, the first major Anders fundraising event will be the annual “Hoops for Hope” NCAA basketball pool, which draws participation from clients, colleagues, referral sources and friends of the firm from all over the country.

In addition to Partners for Pets, other beneficiaries of the Anders Charity of Choice program have included the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, Angels’ Arms, Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis, Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Friends of Kids with Cancer, Basket of Hope, Young Friends of Habitat for Humanity, Nurses for Newborns, Girls on the Run, Lafayette Industries, KidSmart, Re-Building Together and Kids Under Twenty-One (KUTO). Anders has raised over $330,000 in the past 15 years.

Learn more about Partners for Pets.

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August 28, 2019

Anders Embraces STLMade; Encourages Individuals and Organizations to Start, Standout and Stay

Anders is proud to be STLMade and anxious to share the collective benefits of this region-wide collaborative movement with staff, clients and colleagues.

STL Made is an opportunity for communities, organizations, governmental entities, businesses and individuals to embrace one brand, one message, one commitment on behalf of St. Louis. At Anders, our Mission is “to be a catalyst for those striving to achieve their highest potential,” so on Wednesday, August 28, we are kicking off our commitment to STLMade, which showcases the highest potential of the greater St. Louis metropolitan area to the world, and perhaps most importantly, to the people who live, work and play here every day.

By now, you’ve probably had a glimpse of STLMade at major events, on ads at MetroLink, online, and at movie theaters, festivals and conferences. The campaign is also prominent on social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, as well as by using the hashtag #STLMade.

Started by the Regional Business Council, Greater St. Louis, Inc. (formerly St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce) and Civic Progress and led by Lee Broughton of the Broughton Brand Company, #STLMade is “a celebration of a region that insists on moving forward by bringing people and ideas together in bold ways that makes this a place where you can start something, you can get the support to stand out, and you can stay and make St. Louis yours.”

Telling Our Region’s Story

As St. Louisans, we can be our own worst enemies. Other Midwestern cities have done a better job telling their narratives, attracting and keeping talent. We are quick to note all the things that aren’t going right, and the STLMade campaign acknowledges that we are far from perfect and have pieces to fix.  But we also need to be positive about the good things that are happening in our region: $8 billion in real estate investments from the Arch to Washington University; recent commitments by Bayer and Bunge; the opportunity to become both the geospatial and ag-tech centers of the US; growth and record infrastructure improvements in Southwestern Illinois; a burgeoning startup community, not to mention a Stanley Cup trophy-winning hockey team, first place baseball team and a new MLS team. These are just a few of the good things happening in our region and certainly cause for excitement enthusiasm and energy.

The goal of STLMade is to tell these stories and others, from the largest organization to the smallest, from the most successful to the most unique. STLMade wants to surprise, inspire and encourage people to know more about their home, neighbors and the communities that make-up the metropolitan area, and to be proud of being from St. Louis.

The STLMade Launch

First introduced on PI Day in March at Venture Café and then to HR professionals at some of St. Louis largest firms, now is the time for middle-market companies like Anders to embrace being an integral part of this campaign.

For Anders, that means starting with our staff and then working with our clients add colleagues to celebrate their role in this renaissance. For example, Anders started in 1965 with two people and today employs more than 200 partners and staff from Missouri and Illinois. We are just one of the many firms who started in St. Louis, have stood out here, had success and have committed to staying.

Whether you are part of an organization with a long history in the greater metropolitan area or one just starting out, a long-time resident or someone who just moved here, you, too are an important part of the STLMade story.

Why STLMade? Why Not.

For years, we have had many mixed messages, now with one clear voice and one narrative, STLMade is working to bring in and retain talent and resources to our area, encourage people to build businesses here, move the region forward and make it grow stronger through economic development. Just think of what could happen if we all became messengers of this campaign, emphasizing what is good and not getting stuck in what is not.

Sarah Arnosky from Arch to Park and Leah Wilson from the Broughton Agency shared all the reasons Why STLMade with Anders partner and staff and now we are going to be part of this new narrative by sharing it both internally and externally.

If you want to know more about why you should be STLMade, too, visit TheSTL.com, the digital hub of the movement that shares what St. Louis has to offer, and how people, businesses and institutions are affecting change in order to create more opportunities for all.

Once you have had the opportunity to review and if you want to know more, please contact your Anders advisor or me. We are excited to talk to you about being STLMade. Imagine what we can accomplish together.

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May 10, 2019

Hoops for Hope Raises $16,000 for the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery

The 32nd annual Hoops for Hope tournament attracted 640 colleagues, clients and friends of the firm to support the 2019 Anders Charity of Choice, the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. Staff at the Crisis Nursery joined Anders for a celebration lunch where a check for $16,000 was presented.

About Hoops for Hope

Hoops for Hope, the annual Anders NCAA basketball pool draws participation from Anders clients, colleagues, referral sources and friends of the firm from all over the U.S. Craig Campbell, CPA, tax partner, started the pool and remains the organizer. He is assisted by a large contingent of Anders staff who set-up the online pool, market it and count the proceeds.

The top 26 bracket winners received a prize donated by sponsors, ranging from an Apple Watch to a weekend getaway at Chaumette Vineyards and gift cards to local restaurants and breweries. Check out the 2019 Hoops for Hope prize winners.

About the Charity of Choice Program

Each January, members of the firm vote on a Charity of Choice and work throughout the year to support the organization through Pick Me Up Carts, volunteer days, a shuffleboard tournament and other fundraising events. Hoops for Hope is the largest of those efforts. Read more about the Anders Charity of Choice program.

About the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery

The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is an organization committed to preventing child abuse and neglect in our region. The not-for-profit organization provides a short-term, safe haven for about 6,500 children a year, birth through age 12, whose families face an emergency caused by illness, homelessness, domestic violence, or overwhelming parental stress. Since 1986 the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery has helped over 114,000 children. Learn more about the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery.

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April 9, 2019

John Scott Wins 32nd Annual Hoops for Hope Tournament

After an intense NCAA tournament, John Scott crafted the winning bracket in the 32nd annual Anders Hoops for Hope tournament! John, a partner in the Tax Services Group at Anders, beat the odds to come in first place this year out of 640 total brackets.

All participant and sponsor donations benefitted the 2019 Anders Charity of Choice, the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. The top 26 participants will receive prizes ranging from an Apple Watch to a weekend getaway at Chaumette Vineyards and gift cards to local restaurants and breweries.

Last year, Angels’ Arms received a Hoops for Hope check for $15,075! Watch our website for more information on exactly how much was raised for our 2019 Charity of Choice.

Click here to see the final standings!

Check out the Top 26 Prize Winners:

  1. John Scott
  2. Stacy Wright
  3. Sandy McKinney
  4. Jim Castellano
  5. Stephen Hasse
  6. Robert Mccormack
  7. Chris Shamel
  8. Andy Borawski
  9. Bob Wooff
  10. Bailey Hartrich
  11. Steve Wieberg
  12. Ashton Rippelmeyer
  13. Bob Daleo
  14. William Cella
  15. Issy Myers
  16. Lorna Sanchez
  17. Mark Zimmer
  18. Derek Barnard
  19. Phil Miller
  20. Greg Holub
  21. G Dahl
  22. C.K. Hacksher
  23. Jon A Caliri
  24. Jeff Antrainer
  25. Tyler Kaberline
  26. Donna Bellows

Thank you to our 2019 Alley-Oop Triple-Double Bonus Sponsors!

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January 30, 2019

Anders Releases 2018 Community Impact Report

Giving back is part of our social responsibility and corporate culture at Anders, and we proudly support local charitable, civic, community and trade organizations. The Anders Community Impact Report takes an in-depth look at our commitment, connections and involvement in the community in the past year, individually and collectively as a firm.

In 2018, Anders employees gave back to the community by:

  • Volunteering 2,448 hours
  • Sitting on 90 not-for-profit boards
  • Being active members of 159 local organizations
  • Participating in 101 charitable sponsorships
  • Donating over $31,500 to our 2018 Charity of Choice

Read more in the Anders Community Impact Report.

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January 21, 2019

Anders Selects the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery as 2019 Charity of Choice

Anders partners and staff have selected the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery as the firm’s 2019 Charity of Choice. Now in its 14th year, the Charity of Choice program combines fundraising activities and volunteer efforts to support one local charity each year. Charities are submitted by members of the firm, and all members of the firm, from interns to partners, have the opportunity to vote for their choice at the firm’s meeting each January. In 2018, Anders raised more than $31,000 for Angels’ Arms.

An Anders audit staff member works closely with the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery and nominated the organization for Anders 2019 Charity of Choice. The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect. The not-for-profit organization provides a short-term, safe haven for about 6,500 children a year, birth through age 12, whose families face an emergency caused by illness, homelessness, domestic violence, or overwhelming parental stress.

While activities such as Pick Me Up Carts, Busy Season Bingo and volunteer activities are held throughout the year, the first major Anders fundraising event will be the annual “Hoops for Hope” NCAA basketball pool, which draws participation from clients, colleagues, referral sources and friends of the firm from all over the country.

In addition to the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery, other beneficiaries of the Anders Charity of Choice program have included Angels’ Arms, Shriners Hospitals for Children – St. Louis, Stray Rescue of St. Louis, Friends of Kids with Cancer, Basket of Hope, Young Friends of Habitat for Humanity, Nurses for Newborns, Girls on the Run, St. Louis Crisis Nursery, Lafayette Industries, KidSmart, Re-Building Together and Kids Under Twenty-One (KUTO). Anders has raised over $305,000 in the past 14 years.

Learn more about the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery.

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May 18, 2018

Dan Mudd Honored as The Child Center’s Supporter of the Year

Anders tax partner Daniel W. Mudd and his wife, Lisa Valenti, were honored as Supporters of the Year at the 2018 One with Courage Gala hosted by The Child Center, Inc.

About Dan and Lisa’s Involvement

Dan joined the Board of Directors for The Child Center, Inc. in October of 2013, and has since served as secretary, treasurer and head of the finance committee. Dan has been instrumental in assisting donors with leveraging their gifts through the use of tax credits, and has brought numerous new donors to the agency. His wife, Lisa, has become a gentle force for The Child Center, Inc., working alongside Dan attending events, inviting guests, spreading awareness and personally providing resources for the agency. Dan and Lisa have also opened their home for the annual staff day away and the 2017 Turkey Trot, which raised $1,200.

Learn more about The Child Center, Inc.

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