2018 Community Impact Awards: Pro Bono Services

Gold: CFO Selections

WALKING THE TALK. Kevin Briscoe, left, is executive manager ofCFO Selections, which was founded in 2002 by Tom Varga, right.

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GOLD AWARD: CFO Selections
Employees: 95
Kevin Briscoe, executive manager

CFO Selections provides interim, fractional and project-focused CFOs, controllers, accountants and bookkeepers to businesses and nonprofit organizations. It also offers retained executive-search services for accounting and finance leaders.

Its CFOS Foundation was created in 2007 and focuses on supporting direct needs-based programs for children. To multiply the effect of the grants, the CFOS Foundation also encourages volunteerism among its executives.

“We have a very clear focus of working with organizations that specifically serve foster youth in our markets,” says Executive Manager Kevin Briscoe. Organizations that recently received grants include Treehouse and Amara in Seattle and Bridge Meadows and Oregon Foster Youth in Portland.

In 2017, CFO Selections founder Tom Varga participated in Trek for Tots in support of Kindering. The 511-mile, 30-day hike along the length of the Pacific Crest Trail raised more than $1 million for the organization. 

To better support its communities, CFO Selections also provides financial services at discounted rates or pro bono. The firm supports each of CFO Selections’ consultants by empowering them to select the nonprofit(s) of their choice to champion. In 2017, cash and in-kind contributions totaled more than $1.1 million. Organizations that have benefited from pro bono services include Kindering, Big Brothers, Hope Community in Haiti, Seattle-Nantes Sister City Association, Millionair Club, Rotary, Lift Up Africa, United Way, Critical Practices, NW Kidney Center, Home Forward and Project Transformation.

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