Thursday, December 23, 2010

Rippe and Kingston Helps Clients Grant Wishes This Holiday Season!

Cincinnati, OH – December 23, 2010 – A child fighting a life-threatening medical condition may be closer to having a wish fulfilled this holiday season.   In a trend that is becoming increasingly popular with corporations, Rippe & Kingston donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Southern Ohio Region on behalf of their clients and friends in lieu of holiday gifting.

 “Supporting the community that helped build our firm isn’t a new concept for us, but this is the first year we’ve moved to charitable gifting for the holidays,” Katie Springob, Marketing Director for Rippe & Kingston said.  “For a firm whose employees and owners are involved with so many non profit groups throughout the year…this was a natural fit.”

Over the last few years, the economy has taken its toll on everyone – especially non profit organizations.  With uncertainty about the future looming, people were forced to cut back on their charitable contributions.  People began looking for creative ways to maintain their ability to contribute to organizations they believe in.  So it’s no surprise that people react positively to having donations made on their behalf.  “I would much rather see this money go to a worthy cause than spent on a fruit basket gift or bottle of wine for me,” says client Jeff Hiatt, President of U.S. Logistics.  Jeff’s sentiments have been echoed by many of R&K’s clients.

Rippe & Kingston is a Wish Granting Sponsor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® – Southern Ohio Region Walk for Wishes® being held on Saturday, June 18, 2011.
 “We are deeply grateful for the support of Rippe & Kingston,” remarked Kevin Allender, Make-A-Wish Foundation – Southern Ohio Region Development Officer. “With the help of Rippe & Kingston and the local community we will be able to raise the funds needed to bring our mission to life. Every dollar raised at Walk for Wishes stays in southern Ohio to fund the wishes of 121 children currently waiting for their wish to come true.”
 About Rippe & Kingston
Rippe & Kingston is a family of companies that provide an array of products and professional services including accounting, information technology and capital advisory.  They have been a part of the Greater Cincinnati region since 1976.  For more information, please visit
 About the Make-A-Wish Foundation®
The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.   Founded in 1983, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana chapter is the largest of the 64 Make-A-Wish® chapters in the country in both territory and wishes granted.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Southern Ohio Region has fulfilled the individual wishes of 1,099 local children since it was founded in 1998. Currently, we have more than 121 pending wishes. You can help share the power of a wish® by contributing financially, donating frequent flyer miles, adopting a wish or remembering the Make-A-Wish Foundation in your planned giving by calling (888) 441-9474.  For more information, visit our website

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