The staff of Capaldi, Reynolds & Pelosi (CRP) is often found crunching numbers and burning the midnight oil, especially during the 1st quarter of the year. Sometimes, however, they do come up for air and when they do, they get involved in some very worthwhile ventures in the community. Several members serve on boards of civic organizations, participate in local events, and even offer presentations to various groups. Here are some of our activities outside the office.

Tom Reynolds, CPA and cofounder of related company CRA Financial and a SEC Registered Investment Advisor, was recently appointed director of Absecon Bancorp. A graduate of Holy Spirit High School, Tom serves as chairman of the Holy Spirit High School Board of Trustees and was just inducted into the School’s Hall of Fame in February 2018. There has only been one other father & son duo in the history of the school to share this honor. Tom is also the treasurer of the Matthew Szczur Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 exempt organized charity. Matthew is a professional baseball player with the San Diego Padres.

Terri Marakos, a partner and director of tax planning and compliance at CRP, and Stella Papastephanou, a principal with CRP, were installed as president and treasurer, respectively, of the Ruth Newman Shapiro Cancer and Heart Fund in a ceremony at the Atlantic City Country Club on May 15, 2018. Terri also recently provided an article to Lifestyle Magazine as well as an analysis to the Atlantic and Cumberland County Bar Associations on the implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017(TCJA). Stella also runs “Collections for a Cause” at CRP in which donations are collected each month from the staff for a different cause. May’s charity was the American Lung Association and June’s is the Food Bank.

Quinn Do, a senior accountant at CRP, is also very active in the community. He currently serves as treasurer of the Vietnamese Sunday School in Atlantic City and the Pleasantville Aquatic Booster Club. He has volunteered for the annual Wedding of the Sea Festival in Atlantic City and as a substitute teacher in the Vietnamese Sunday School. He also conducts training sessions on how to set up and use Quickbooks. Quinn is most famously known as our resident chef. He does not hesitate to whip up a delicious pho or Saint Patrick’s Day meal for 70 people that rivals local restaurants.

CRP members have also conducted seminars to various groups in the area. Frank Pelosi, co-managing partner and director of litigation support at CRP, presented to members of the Atlantic County Bar Association on the impact the TCJA would have on the economics of divorce. It was held on May 23 at the Atlantic City Country Club.

Donna Buzby, co-managing partner and co-director of audit practice at CRP currently serves on the Stockton Foundation board. She will be presenting on the importance of estate planning at the Atlanticare Life Planning Seminar.

On February 15 at the Atlantic City Courthouse a CRP team which included partners Terri Marakos, John Moller and Bistra Dimova, principal Tatiana Safrygina, senior accountant Janaki Narayanswamy, and Stella Papstephanou presented a seminar to the Atlantic County Bar Association on the effects of the passage of “TCJA” on individual and corporate taxation. They are slated to offer the same seminar to the Cumberland County Bar Association on June 20.

Several members also participated in the American Heart Walk in Ocean City and the Lung Force Walk in Philadelphia, both on May 19. You will also be able to find some CRP members cooking souvlaki and serving baklava at the June Greek Festivals of Holy Trinity and Saint Nicholas.

As you can see, the CRP team is quite busy and involved in the community, both professionally and as volunteers.