The Moss Adams Foundation, a nonprofit organization funded by Moss Adams LLP, has pledged to donate $500,000 over the next five years to Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics.
As a part of the pledge, WWU plans to add the Moss Adams name to the soon-to-be-launched professional readiness center.
“Moss Adams continually recruits and benefits from the great talent at WWU, and the firm is committed to advancing the academic success of students pursuing careers in business and accounting,” said Russ Wilson, a member of the Moss Adams Foundation board and a partner in the firm’s Bellingham office, in a press release.
The pledge is composed of donations from Moss Adams employees and distinguished WWU alumni, including a major pledge by former Moss Adams CEO Rick Anderson and his wife, Lori, along with a Moss Adams Foundation commitment to match partner and employee donations up to $250,000.
Moss Adams and WWU have enjoyed a 30-year collaboration in educating and developing talented accounting and business professionals. Nearly 200 WWU alumni have worked at Moss Adams in the past 20 years, and in turn the firm regularly supports the university through endowment funds, event sponsorships and participation in lectures and boards.
“Moss Adams has been an avid and loyal supporter of our university, and we couldn’t be more pleased about this commitment,” said Brian Burton, dean of WWU’s College of Business and Economics. “It’s through amazing community partnerships like this that our alumni are truly set up for success once they’re out in the working world.”