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Commitment to Our Community

Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors understands the importance of giving back through public service initiatives and volunteerism to effectively address community issues.  For nearly 50 years, Traphagen has had a vested interest in the community.  We believe it is our responsibility to enhance the community where we live and work.


Annual Beard Shaving

Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors, have postponed a 50 - year old Annual Income Tax Day tradition of partnering with a local charity to grow their beards and raise awareness for a charitable cause. However, despite the extended tax date of July 15, the Firm is honoring its commitment to partnering with Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides.

Team Traphagen will be making a donation today to Sean’s Pals led by Bill and Jodi Squires in support of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Bill and Jodi have been committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) since 2002 when their son Sean was diagnosed with the disease. There are approximately 30,000 Americans currently living with the disease, struggling every day just to breathe, and there is still no cure. During these trying times it is important we stand together and continue to fight to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis.

 History of Our Beard Shaving.pdf




Bergen Volunteer Center

Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors is proud to once again participate in the 2019 Bergen Volunteer Center ALL WRAPPED UP Holiday Giving Program by adopting a family for nine years in a row!  This year, we were able to adopt a family of eight and purchase gift certificates, toys, clothing and household items, while providing holiday cheer to them.



Operation Gratitude:  Saying "Thank You" To All Who Serve

Team Traphagen is proud to once again support  Operation Gratitude in the Halloween Candy Give-Back program.  Operation Gratitude sends a handful of candy with every care package to deployed Troops, Veterans and First Responders.  

This year we collected an incredible 42 lbs of candy, smashing last years record of 26 lbs for all who bravely serve our nation!




Oradell 5K & Fun Run

At Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors, we are proud supporters of our community.  Through our sponsorship with Oradell Kids Foundation Traphagen sponsored and participated in the Oradell Kids Foundation (OKF) annual 5K & Fun Run at Memorial Field.

Team Traphagen comprised of 15 runners/walkers claimed an impressive fifth place finish in the race!  Other Traphagen members volunteered at a booth to meet members of our community; always a fun experience with a prize wheel, a basket raffle, and candy guessing contest!  

Congratulations on our 5th Place Win!

   


Lee National Denim Day

Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors took part in the Lee National Denim Day Fundraiser created by Lee Jeans, where associates made a donation to wear jeans to work to show how they are helping the American Cancer Society free the world from the pain and suffering of breast cancer.  

This year Team Traphagen raised over $500 to support the American Cancer Society and their breast cancer programs. 



Congenital Heart Defects Coalition

Craig Sikora and his family participated in the 2019 Congenital Heart Defects Coalition (CHD) Awareness Walk for the 10th consecutive year, which exists to improve the lives of those born with heart disease, also known as a congenital heart defect, by uniting and supporting the CHD community, increasing public awareness, and raising money for lifesaving medical research.   

            



The Northern Trust PGA 

Desiree Martinez, MS, Kevin Feeney, CPA, MST, Veronica Gonzalez, EA, Craig Sikora, Jeff Muscio, Alex Macchio, & David Suthar volunteered at The Northern Trust PGA Tour at Ridgewood Country Club in NJ, by working at the concession stands to raise funds for our client Heroes & Cool Kids .  

 Heroes & Cool Kids is a New Jersey based not-for-profit organization formed by former NFL player for the New York Jets, Bruce Harper, where professional athletes (Heroes) train high school students to mentor 5th and 6th grade students (Cool Kids) in their district to address the profound issues facing children daily.

                                                



Day at the Races for "Sean's Pals"

Craig Sikora and his family attended a Day at the Races for "Sean's Pals" Picnic and Barbecue hosted by Traphagen clients, Bill and Jodi Squires at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ.

Bill and Jodi Squires have been committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis since 2002 when their son was diagnosed with the disease.  Every year, they are able to fund further research benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation with the support of family, friends and colleagues.

         

                                                 



Shred-It Day

Team Traphagen held a Shred-It Day at our office.   This event provided the community with an opportunity to declutter and dispose of confidential documents.  An on-site shredding truck was present, as well as catered BBQ.  The Shredding Event was a huge success thanks to  people who brought more than 9,000 pounds of confidential information to be shredded by Safe Shredding!

           

                                                                                                                                    

                                                    

Heroes & Cool Kids Golf Outing

Jeff Hanson CPA, PFS, AEP, CFP, Craig Sikora, and Traphagen client & President, Brand Leader of Trajectory, Eric Brody participated in a foursome with Greg Buttle, retired NY Jets linebacker at the 2018 Heroes & Cool Kids Golf Outing at the Edgewood Country Club, in River Vale.  Also, in attendance,  was Robert J. Traphagen, CPA, CGMA and Desiree Martinez, MS.



Habitat for Humanity

Team Traphagen volunteered with Habitat for Humanity in collaboration with Allendale Senior Affordable Housing to help build homes for low-income senior citizens.  Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes around the world in partnership with families in need of a decent place to live.


In addition to our major initiatives, Traphagen also earmarks a number of civic/community service organizations to support throughout the year.  Our community service efforts are supported by the dedication and commitment of the partners and associates of Traphagen who understand that public service is a core value of the firm.


Traphagen CPAs & Wealth Advisors is also a proud sponsor of the following organizations:

SHARE USA                                                                                                                                                                                                                Share USA, Inc.
Ken's Krew                                     
5K and Fun Run - Oradell Kids Foundation 
Lustgarten Foundation Pancreatic Cancer Research                                                                                                                   Lustgarten Foundation Logo                                          
Congenital Heart Coalition (CHD)                                                                                                           Congenital Heart Defect Coalition                              
Integrity House                                                                                                                                                 Integrity House


Other associations Traphagen associates are involved in within their communities:

Christopher Barron Live Life Foundation • Oradell Public Library Domestic Violence Services – State of NJ  Ramsey Junior Football Association  Knights of Columbus Parent Teacher Associations  Big Brother Big Sister National Auto Sports Association – Northeast Region  Compassion International  Fair Lawn Football Association  Dance Xplosion All The World's A Stage Drama Group  Ramapo Alumni Board   American Breast Cancer Society