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Community Involvement

BatesCarter is committed to making the community a better place by giving time and resources to a variety of local organizations. Each staff member is encouraged to be involved in his or her community and to participate in activities they support.

Organizations We Serve

BatesCarter is proud to support the following:

  • The Georgia Society of CPAs
  • North Hall Community Ed Foundation
  • Northeast Georgia Medical Center Foundation
  • Roy C. Moore Foundation
  • The Clipper Petroleum Foundation
  • University of North Georgia Foundation
  • United Way of Hall County

Community Involvement

Read below for recent highlights of staff community involvement.

Resume Workshop at UNG

BatesCarter was invited to speak to the UNG chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, an international honor organization for financial information students. Beth Grimes and Randy Jessup shared tips with students to help improve their resumes. Staff members Amanda Wilkson and Courtney Camp were also able to speak to students about the workshop. Thank you to the Gamma Nu chapter for sharing the photos.


Northeast Georgia Chapter of the GSCPA Officer Installation

The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) is an established group of over 14,000 accounting professionals. The GSCPA provides continuing education, resources and advocacy for Georgia accounting professionals. Pictured below Scott Collins, Chair-Elect of the GSCPA Board of Directors and member of the Northeast Georgia chapter swears in the new officers for a 2 year term. From left to right, President, Katie Peeples, Johnson & Fields, Vice-President, Denise Smith, Brenau University, Secretary/Treasurer, Courtney Camp, BatesCarter, Chapter Representative, Amanda Wilkson, BatesCarter (outgoing President).



BatesCarter Sponsors Luncheon for Habitat for Humanity

Kings Hawaiian is funding a home through Habitat for Humanity for one of their employees and started the build onsite at their facility in Oakwood, GA. BatesCarter hosted a luncheon at the site. Other team members who participated in the luncheon were Sara Ogden, Courtney Camp and Hank Sprouse.  Sara Ogden is a Board Member and Treasurer for Habitat for Humanity.



BatesCarter Sponsors 24th Annual Tennis Pro Am at Chattahoochee Country Club


BatesCarter sponsored the 24th Annual Tennis Pro Am fundraiser event at the Chattahoochee Country Club on October 5-7, 2017. Our own Ron Bracewell's wife, Susan, was on the winning pro doubles team.




BatesCarter Participates in Medical Center Foundation Open Golf Tournament

BatesCarter's Ron Bracewell, co-chair and Jesse Tipton, committee member for the event, participated in the Medical Center Foundation Golf Open on October 5th, 2017 at Chicopee Woods Golf Course. Other staff members to volunteer included Martha Cartee, Courtney Camp and Sara Ogden. The golf tournament raised $262,000 for Gateway Domestic Violence Center. Ron and Jesse's team members were Trey Pinson and David Benton. Read the full Gainesville Times article here.

See more about BatesCarter and Ron Bracewell's involvement in the Medical Center Foundation Golf Open here.

Beth Grimes Models for WomenSource's Power of the Purse Fundraiser

CPA Beth Grimes walked across the runway at the 10th annual Power of the Purse fundraiser event at the Chattahoochee Country Club. The event aims to raise funds for the WomenSource organization to help empower personal and professional success for women in our community. Models were women from all ages that are known for exceptional leadership in our community. Read the full Gainesville Times article here.



Geer & His Team Send Relief to Houston and Puerto Rico

As organizations across the United States come together to send relief to Houston and Puerto Rico, CPA David Geer is playing his part. As a volunteer for the North American Missions Board of the Southern Baptist convention, Geer and other logistics team members loaded two 18 wheelers with supplies for Texas flood relief. The effort is part of the Send Relief program, a disaster relief organization that partners with local organizations to provide long term assistance to effected areas. Read this article about the "pastor packs" that have been arriving in Puerto Rico.


Inaugural Dempsey Dash 5k at Brenau University

BatesCarter had the priviledge of being a part of this inaugural event to honor the late Wayne Dempsey, Brenau's longtime Executive Vice President. Any proceeds from the event benefit the Wayne W. Dempsey Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance for students in the College of Education or the College of Health Sciences.



BatesCarter at the 8th Annual Humane Society of Northeast Georgia's "Art with Heart"

BatesCarter’s Magda Collins and Kerry Edwards served on the committee for the eighth annual Art with Heart fundraiser for the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia held Saturday evening, February 18, 2017, at the Chattahoochee Country Club.  This year’s event raised a record $120,000 for the care of the animals at the Humane Society until they find their forever homes.Kerry has been Active in every Art with Heart since its inception in 2010, soliciting and collecting donations, and he served on the committee for five years. Pictured is Sun the puppy who was one of a litter of puppies treated for ingesting rat poison and almost died.  He was adopted on Sunday after the event. 


Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

Melissa Molina is a Board Member and Treasurer for The Salvation Army in Hall County. The Angel Tree program provides new clothing or toys for children of needy families through the support of donors.  This year, BatesCarter was able to help several families with children have Christmas presents under their tree this holiday season.




Salvation Army Bell Ringers


Every year BatesCarter staff members take a day to ring the Salvation Army Bell at Sam's Club in Oakwood.  Staff members volunteer for hourly slots throughout the day.  Staff members pictured are Sara Ogden, Courtney Camp and Amanda Wilkson.