Knowledge and Insights

Mercadien Hosts Day of Service to Help Veterans and Children

December 2016

Employees at Holiday Party

Demonstrating the community involvement, professional teamwork and holiday spirit that have been an important and recognized focus of the firm for more than 50 years, employees of The Mercadien Group participated in a day of service that the firm organized for the benefit of homeless veterans and children in need, and as a celebration of the season with its associates.

Held at Rider University’s Bart Luedeke Center on Friday, December 16, 2016, the event consisted of teams of Mercadien professionals, in holiday gear and cheer, working for several hours to assemble furniture (primarily dressers and night stands) and care packages donated by Mercadien for delivery to veterans’ housing shelters.  The teams also assembled gifts for children, including stuffed animals and blankets, donated by the firm.

That same day, Mercadien wrapped up its 16th annual toy drive for the Toys for Tots program, sponsored each holiday season by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. Associates of the firm donated dozens of newly-bought, unwrapped toys, which were collected for distribution by the Marines. Mercadien has served as an official drop-off site for the program since 2004.

Conrad L. Druker, CPA, CGMA, and Managing Director of The Mercadien Group, stated, “Hosting events such as our day of service and holiday toy drive is very meaningful to our firm.  We are grateful to have the opportunity to serve our community and help make the holiday season a little brighter for those in need.”

Founded in 1963 and comprised of more than 130 dedicated and experienced professionals, Mercadien offers a full spectrum of accounting and advisory services, including traditional audit and financial reporting; federal, multi-state and international tax compliance and planning; compliance oversight, risk assessment and litigation support services; management and board consulting, as well as technology and wealth management solutions. The firm serves diverse and sophisticated clients, including privately-owned companies of nearly every type and industry, financial institutions, nonprofit organizations, government entities, and wealthy individuals and families, providing forward-thinking, relationship-driven financial and strategic services designed to maximize wealth and profitability, minimize taxes and risk, and enhance systems and efficiencies.