Kernutt Stokes Donates $75,000 to Commemorate 75th Anniversary, Including $30,000 in Scholarships to ISU, Oregon Universities
February 10, 2021
Oregon-based accounting firm Kernutt Stokes is commemorating their 75th anniversary by donating $75,000 to support scholarships, local nonprofits, and matching employee donations.
Scholarships make up $30,000 of the total. Awards of $2,500 each will be given to students studying accounting at Idaho State University, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University. Scholarships will be awarded in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Additionally, a scholarship will be awarded to a BIPOC accounting student at an Oregon university or college each of the next three years through the Oregon Society of CPAs.
“We are grateful to the communities we serve that made this milestone possible, as well the universities where many of our partners and employees were educated. That’s why we’ve chosen to say thank you to our community by giving back $1,000 for every year we’ve been in business,” said Kernutt Stokes’ managing partner Steven Ritchie, CPA.
The remaining $45,000 will be given to community nonprofits directly and through sponsorships, contributions and matching employee donations. The selected organizations will primarily be from the regions Kernutt Stokes serves and have been historically supported by the firm's partners and employees through board service and volunteer work.