Opsahl Dawson, a CPA firm based in Vancouver, has given $25,000 to Washington State University Vancouver.
According to the firm, the gift will be divided between accounting fellowships and sponsorship of WSU Vancouver’s annual Notable Alumni Award for the next five years.
“WSU Vancouver’s accounting program instills a passion for excellence, customer focus and attention to detail in its graduates,” said Aaron Dawson, president of Opsahl Dawson, in a press release. “We are proud to support the university’s work to train the CPAs we need in Southwest Washington. These graduates are the future of our business.”
The firm’s gift goes toward WSU Vancouver’s $20 million goal as part of the Campaign for WSU. The systemwide campaign is a $1 billion comprehensive fundraising effort to increase support for students, faculty, research and outreach programs and to leverage the university’s impact across our state, nation and world.
Founded in 1979, Opsahl Dawson currently employs 17 full-time staff and hires an additional seven seasonal employees during tax season. The firm was recently voted Best in Business for the second year in a row by readers of the Vancouver Business Journal.