Community Involvement

Building a stronger sense of community

Hawkins Ash CPAs employees take pride in the communities where we live and work and constantly strive to make them even better through sharing our time, our interest, and our financial resources. In addition to the numerous organizations our employees volunteer with on a regular basis, each year Hawkins Ash CPAs employees select one mission to which the firm sponsors eight volunteer hours per employee. During these community service days, we make it possible for every staff member to participate. In some cases, we shut down our offices for the day.


2023 Mission: Housing and Family

To ensure our neighbors have the shelter and care they need to thrive, our professionals will host personal care and hygiene drives in November and, throughout the year, partner with local community organizations to activate our volunteer teams. Here are the organizations we’re supporting this year:

La Crosse, WI: Habitat for Humanity of the Greater La Crosse Region, La Crosse Area Family YMCA Youth Clothes Closet, and Sleep in Heavenly Peace

Green Bay, WI: Green Bay Salvation Army Coats for Kids, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, and Foster the Village

Manitowoc, WI: InCourage, Manitowoc and Hope House, Inc.

Marshfield, WI: PDC Orenda Center and Mary’s Place of Central Wisconsin

Medford, WI: Taylor County School Districts  and Taylor County Supportive Housing

Mequon, WI: Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity and Mr. Bobs Under the Bridge

Neenah, WI: Harbor House – Appleton and Salvation Army Fox Cities

Rochester and St. Charles, MN: Hometown Resource Center and Two Rivers Habitat for Humanity

Winona, MN: Habitat for Humanity Winona and Fillmore Counties


2022 Mission: Food Security

From food drives to helping out at local pantries and monetary donations, the professionals at Hawkins Ash CPAs are looking to stamp out hunger in our local communities. Here are the organizations we’re supporting this year:

La Crosse, WI: Hunger Task Force, Wafer Food Pantry and Rotary Lights

Green Bay, WI: St. John’s Ministries, House of Hope and Paul’s Pantry and New Community Shelter

Manitowoc, WI: Peter’s Pantry Inc and Salvation Army

Marshfield, WI: Soup or Socks, Rotary Winter Wonderland and Ronald McDonald House Charities

Medford, WI: Taylor County Supportive Housing

Mequon, WI: Hunger Task Force

Neenah, WI: Jake’s Network of Hope and St. Joseph Food Program

Rochester and St. Charles, MN: Channel One Regional Food Bank and Food Shelf and Hometown Resource Center

Winona, MN: Winona Volunteer Services


2021 Mission: Health and Wellness

Each year Hawkins Ash CPAs employees select one mission to which the Firm sponsors a volunteer day. Our 2021 mission is Health and Wellness. This fall, several of our offices participated in local Walk to End Alzheimer’s events. In addition to walking, our teams raised $11,577 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Watch for more updates from the rest of our offices this fall.

La Crosse, WI: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Manitowoc, WI: Manitowoc Historical Society

Marshfield, WI: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Medford, WI: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Mequon, WI: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Rochester and St. Charles, MN: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Winona, MN: Walk to End Alzheimer’s


2020 Mission: Beautification and Conservation

Employees at Hawkins Ash CPAs chose to donate volunteer time and holiday donations to many worthy organizations in our local communities. The Firm donated $6,120 to local organizations. In addition, our employees donated just over 200 hours of volunteer time helping our communities with conservation and beautification projects this fall.

Green Bay, WI: OnBroadway, Inc. and Downtown Green Bay, Inc.

La Crosse, WI: Hunger Task Force of La Crosse, Inc., WAFER,  and Friends of the Blufflands

Manitowoc, WI: KAN Cool for School, Inc.

Marshfield, WI: Soup or Socks, Inc.

Medford, WI: Neighbor-to-Neighbor of Taylor County, Inc.

Mequon, WI: Riveredge Nature Center

Rochester and St. Charles, MN: NAMI Southeast Minnesota and Quarry Hill Nature Center

Winona, MN: Winona Volunteer Services


2019 Mission: Compassion, Care and Love for Animals

In 2019, employees chose to donate their time and holiday donations to causes that promote and inspire compassion, care, and love for animals in our local communities. We donated just more than 550 hours of volunteer time and $5,760 to charities with that mission. Organizations we supported include the following:

Green Bay, WI: NEW ZOO and Happily Ever After Pet Shelter

La Crosse, WI: Coulee Region Human Society, HorseSense, Clearwater Farms, Capable Canines

Manitowoc, WI: Lakeshore Humane Society and Lincoln Park Zoo

Marshfield, WI: Marshfield Area Pet Shelter and Hart Equine Therapy Center, Inc.

Medford, WI: WIGM/WKEB Christmas Wish Program

Mequon, WI: Wisconsin Humane Society and Milwaukee Area Domestic Animal Control Commission (MADACC)

Rochester and St. Charles, MN: Paws & Claws Humane Society

Winona, MN: Winona Area Humane Society

Professional Memberships

All partners are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs (WICPA) and/or the Minnesota Society of CPAs (MNCPA), and are affiliated with local chapters, as are all of our CPAs.

  • Affordable Housing Association of CPAs
  • AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
  • AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Control Center
  • AICPA Peer Review Committee
  • Association of Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
  • American Marketing Association
  • American Payroll Association
  • American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)
  • Association for Accounting Administration (AAA)
  • Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Business & Professional Women USA
  • Business Network International (BNI)
  • Construction Financial Manufacturing Association (CFMA)
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • Minnesota Council for Nonprofits
  • Minnesota State Board of Accountancy
  • National Association Housing Regulation Organization (NAHRO)
  • PracticeWise
  • Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Wisconsin Council for Nonprofits
  • Wisconsin Housing Authority Association
  • Wisconsin Municipal Treasurers Association (WMTA)
  • Wisconsin Municipals Clerks Association (WMCA)
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association
  • Women in Business
  • Women in Management
  • Builders Exchange: La Crosse
  • Estate Planning Council: Lakeshore, Northeast Wisconsin, Rochester
  • Home Builders Association: La Crosse, Manitowoc
  • Master Builders Association
  • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction-School District Task Force

Community and Charitable Organizations

  • Altrusa House
  • American Red Cross: Winona Chapter
  • Aquatic Center (Manitowoc)
  • Board Members: Meyer Theatre, Pioneer Credit Union
  • Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors: Winona, De Pere, Marshfield
  • Children’s Museum: La Crosse, Green Bay
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Founders Association
  • Manitowoc County Historical Society
  • United Way of Brown County
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters: Manitowoc
  • Chamber of Commerce: De Pere, Green Bay, Marshfield, Spencer, Medford, La Crosse, Winona, Manitowoc, Sheboygan, Rochester
  • Collin’s Paradise Sno-Riders
  • CP Center
  • Downtown: Green Bay, La Crosse, Marshfield
  • Elks Club: Manitowoc, Marshfield, Winona
  • Freedom Fest
  • Goodview Sandlot Baseball
  • Great River Shakespeare Festival
  • Green Bay Botanical Gardens
  • Green Bay Business Owners Alliance
  • Green Bay Networking NOW
  • Habitat for Humanity-Brown County, La Crosse
  • Hope Lodge
  • Jaycees: La Crosse, Manitowoc
  • Kiwanis Club: Greater Manitowoc, Marshfield, La Crosse, Medford
  • Knights of Columbus: Medford, De Pere
  • La Crosse Community Theatre
  • Leave a Legacy Foundation
  • Lincoln Park Zoological Association
  • Lions Club: Winona Sunset, Winona Noon, Spencer, Medford
  • Literacy Green Bay
  • MACS Endowments Fund
  • Marshfield American Legion
  • Manitowoc Public Schools, Lincoln High School JFK Sports Facility
  • Matty’s Place
  • Minnesota Marine Art Museum
  • Optimist: Allouez, Green Bay, Manitowoc Sunrise, Manitowoc Noon
  • Rotary Club: Downtown Green Bay, Green Bay West, La Crescent, La Crosse-Onalaska, La Crosse-North, La Crosse-Valley View, La Crosse-East, La Crosse-After Hours, Manitowoc Noon, Manitowoc Sunrise, Marshfield, Marshfield Sunrise, Winona
  • Salvation Army
  • Special Olympics
  • St. Francis of Assisi Finance Council
  • The Parenting Place
  • United Way: Brown County, La Crosse Area, Wood County
  • VFW: Winona
  • Visitors and Convention Bureau: La Crosse
  • Viterbo University
  • Volunteer Center of Brown County
  • Winona DAC
  • Winona Exchange Club
  • Winona Health Auxiliary
  • Winona Historical Society
  • Wisconsin Women’s Alliance
  • Woodland Dunes Nature Center
  • Wrightstown Business and Community Alliance
  • YMCA
  • Youth Hockey Association