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SPS’s Community Service Initiatives

SPS Spotlight: Jeff Cameron Acknowledged by Nature of Wildworks

Nature of Wildworks, Jeff Cameron, Los Angeles CPA

We are very proud of members of the SPS team and all that they do away from the office. One of our principals, Jeff Cameron, was recently honored by the charitable organization, the Nature of Wildworks, for his long service to the organization. The Nature of Wildworks was founded in 1998 by Mollie Hogan, to continue her work of providing Read More »

Water Buffalo Club Lifts Inner City Kids’ Hearts

Water Buffalo Club Helps Inner City Kids - SPSCPA Los Angeles

After 24 years working as a dedicated volunteer, SPS Shareholder Rick Schenkel recently served as MC for a gala celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Water Buffalo Club (WBC). The 75-member WBC provides time and financial support to smaller children’s charities, as well as hosting events that foster a sense of well-being for under served children throughout the Los Angeles Read More »

Sobul, Primes & Schenkel Annual Volunteer Day

Volunteer Day at Book Ends - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

The SPS workforce spends the day with BookEnds BookEnds is a Southern California-based nonprofit that, as they say on their website (BookEnds.org) “…recycles quality children’s books through student-run book drives and places them in schools and youth organizations.” Since 1998, BookEnds has donated more than two million books. BookEnds not only provides books to schools, but also teaches their student Read More »

Jr. Posse Youth Equestrian Program

Kids on Horses - Sobul Primes & Schenkel CPA - Los Angeles

Keeping kids on horses and off the streets Where’s the best place to go horseback riding? You may be surprised to learn there are some children who would answer, “Compton!” Twenty-year SPS veteran Valerie Chamberlain, Manager of our Business Management Department, has been volunteering with a unique non-profit kid’s organization, the Jr. Posse Youth Equestrian Program, otherwise known as the Read More »

FUN Raiser!

Howie Mandel Water Buffalo Club Funraiser SPS CPA Los Angeles

The Water Buffalo Club and Howie Mandel are in it for the kids Though water buffaloes are an endangered species in Southeast Asia, they were in plentiful supply at the Skirball Cultural Center October 13, 2012, during a wildly successful evening of fund raising and fun hosted by Howie Mandel! The Water Buffalo Club (WBC) – a local service organization Read More »

Annual Volunteer Day at SPS

Operation Gratitude - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

Wondering where we were on November 2? One day every year Sobul, Primes & Schenkel closes up shop completely and focuses on a non-profit project. This year SPS showed up en masse at the National Guard Armory in Van Nuys to spend the day working with Operation Gratitude. Operation Gratitude’s mission is simple – sending care packages to the U.S. Read More »

Motion Picture & Television Fund

Motion Picture and Television Fund - Accountants Los Angeles

“…dedicated to offering programs and charitable services…” Film Strip When Sobul, Primes, & Schenkel was approached to participate in an effort by the “Hollywood” business management community to raise $1,000,000 for the Motion Picture Television Fund, we stepped right up. The MPTF, as it’s known to its friends, was founded 90 years ago by luminaries Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Read More »

Water Buffalos spotted on the Santa Monica Pier

Christmas in June Water Buffalo Club Sobul Primes Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

Water Buffalo Club celebrates “Christmas in June” Our Rick Schenkel has been a member of the Water Buffalo Club (WBC) – a local service organization with the motto “Big Kids Helping Little Kids” — for over 20 years. The WBC hosts an annual summer event at the famous Santa Monica Pier for 200 inner-city kids (many of whom have never Read More »

Put Another Candle on our Birthday Cake

30 Years Sobul Primes Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

SPS turns 30 this year. In 1981 Dallas was the number one TV show, Cannonball Run was racing through movie theaters, the space shuttle program saw its maiden voyage, and IBM began selling something called a personal computer. While all this was going on, ten people in Brentwood quietly got together to form Sobul, Primes & Schenkel. Thirty years later, Read More »

Water Buffalo Club’s 20th Birthday Bash

Water Buffalo Club 20th Birthday - Sobul, Primes & Schenkel CPA Los Angeles

“Standing in front of the room and leading a group in a giving situation that leads directly to such an amazing result was a wonderful opportunity for me.” That’s how Rick Schenkel describes what it was like to emcee the Water Buffalo Club’s (WBC) 20th Birthday celebration to raise funds for needy children in the Los Angeles area. There they Read More »