SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Moss Adams Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization funded by Moss Adams LLP, its partners and employees to support accounting- and business-related studies at colleges and universities throughout the West, today pledged to donate $500,000 over the next five years to the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University (WWU) as part of its long-standing commitment to the university. As a part of the pledge, WWU plans to add the Moss Adams name to the soon-to-be-launched professional readiness center.
“Moss Adams continually recruits and benefits from the great talent at WWU, and the firm is committed to advancing the academic success of students pursuing careers in business and accounting,” said Russ Wilson, a member of the Moss Adams Foundation board and a partner in the firm’s Bellingham office, where WWU is located.
The pledge is composed of donations from Moss Adams employees and distinguished WWU alumni, including a major pledge by former Moss Adams CEO Rick Anderson and his wife, Lori, along with a Moss Adams Foundation commitment to match partner and employee donations up to $250,000.
“It’s great to be able to make a difference and give back to the place that gave me my start,” said Anderson, a member of WWU’s class of 1973. “Through my time at Western, I achieved the skills and education I needed to excel in my career.”
Moss Adams and WWU have enjoyed a 30-year collaboration in educating and developing talented accounting and business professionals. Nearly 200 WWU alumni have worked at Moss Adams in the past 20 years, and in turn the firm regularly supports the university through endowment funds, event sponsorships and participation in lectures and boards. Both the firm and the university point to the relationship as a model for business-university partnerships.
“Moss Adams has been an avid and loyal supporter of our university, and we couldn’t be more pleased about this commitment,” said Brian Burton, dean of the College of Business and Economics at WWU. “It’s through amazing community partnerships like this that our alumni are truly set up for success once they’re out in the working world.”
In addition to its support of WWU, the Moss Adams Foundation supports other colleges and universities, including the University of Washington, Washington State University, Gonzaga University, Eastern Washington University, the University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Portland State University through scholarship programs, event sponsorship and participation and other activities.
About the Moss Adams Foundation
A 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, the Moss Adams Foundation is funded by the firm, its partners and its employees. Its programs promote accounting excellence in teaching, research and curriculum and contribute to global disaster relief.
About Moss Adams
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