TAMPA, Fla. (November 8, 2012) — Pender Newkirk & Company, Certified Public Accountants announces its sponsorship of WEDU’s 8th Annual Be More Awards™. The Be More Awards were created to pay tribute to the many unsung heroes in the community served by WEDU – the area’s leading PBS station and public media company. Each year, this multifaceted program celebrates the human spirit and showcases the best work by nonprofit organizations, the individuals that support them – and WEDU. Pender Newkirk will sponsor the People’s Choice Award category.
“Our firm is inspired by the contributions of these charitable organizations and volunteers,” said Michelle Sanchez, a firm partner and a Pender Newkirk Nonprofit Team Leader. “Pender Newkirk is proud to partner with WEDU in sponsoring the Be More Awards People’s Choice category. We are confident that this special recognition will bring heightened awareness of the nominees’ accomplishments and help them continue to thrive.”
Online voting for the People’s Choice Award category is open through December 2, 2012. The 8th Annual WEDU Be More Awards Luncheon and Ceremony takes place on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at A La Carte Events Pavilion in Tampa, Florida.
WEDU is west central Florida’s primary PBS station and public media company reaching 16 counties through multiple media platforms including on‐air programming and online experiences that broaden horizons, transport and transform and open gateways to new ideas and new worlds. Financially supported by the community, the station offers a wealth of award‐winning educational, inspirational, and enlightening content over a variety of multi‐media platforms including: television programming; wedu.org and various social media platforms; monthly member magazine Premiere, educational initiatives, community outreach activities, and a myriad of special events. WEDU’s focus on the local community has resulted in the station being regarded as a beacon of trust for men, women and children of every walk of life no matter their age, ethnicity or socioeconomic status. WEDU is a treasured community resource; a window to the world for the homebound and a vital educational source for the youngest members of society. WEDU prides itself on its position in the Tampa Bay community as a leader, partner, informed citizen and a member of PBS, the most trusted institution in America (Harris Interactive Trust QuickQuery, February 2012).
For more information, program schedules or to support WEDU visit wedu.org; WEDU Public Media on Facebook and Twitter or call (813) 254-9338.
About Pender Newkirk & Company
Founded in 1976, Pender Newkirk & Company is a full service accounting and business consulting firm based in Tampa, Florida. With ten partners and more than 65 employees, the firm provides an array of services including audit and assurance, tax planning and preparation, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, estate & trust, valuation, small business advisory and other consulting services to clients across a broad range of industries. For additional information about the firm and the services we offer, please visit www.pnccpa.com