GJM Carnevale Raises Over $123,000 for Flag City Honor Flight
Gilmore Jasion Mahler’s (GJM) Carnevale event held Friday, November 3 at Findlay’s Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, raised over $123,000 for Flag City Honor Flight. The money will be used by the Findlay nonprofit to fly veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor.
Much of the money was raised through pre-event sponsorships, a live auction and the call for donations at the event during the fund the flight effort. Ticket sales were also up this year, with an estimated 300 plus attendees.
Carnevale 2016 raised over $42,000 for Flag City Honor Flight, helping them to offer two flights in 2017, one in June and one in September. Prior to that, they had offered a single flight per year. The hope was that Carnevale 2017 would bring in enough donations to allow Flag City Honor Flight to continue with two flights per year.
“The results far exceeded my wildest expectations,” says Flag City Honor Flight Executive Director Deb Wickerham. “Thank you to all at Gilmore Jasion Mahler for such an amazing event. There are so many veterans left to serve in our region and Carnevale will help us fulfill that mission.”
Generous corporate sponsorships also helped to build support for Carnevale 2017, including major sponsors Ohio Logistics, Rowmark and Huntington Bank.
Gilmore Jasion Mahler, which has an office in Findlay, established the event in 2016 as a way to give back to the community.
“We take great pride in our dedication to bettering the community,” says GJM Managing Partner Kevin Gilmore. “It’s a critical part of who we are as a firm. We worked hard to make the event a success again this year. The outcome is a true testament to what we all can accomplish when we come together as a community to support a worthy cause.”
Established in 1996, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD is the largest public accounting firm in the region, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Locally owned, GJM offers comprehensive financial services including assurance, business advisory, tax, risk advisory and healthcare management. GJM’s professionals specialize in industries including construction & real estate, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution and utilities.