St. Louis, - Partners and staff at Anders CPAs + Advisors (Anders) have selected Stray Rescue of St. Louis as the firm's 2016 Charity of Choice.  Now in its 11th year, the Anders Charity of Choice program combines fundraising activities and volunteer efforts to support one local charity each year. Charities are submitted by members of the firm, and all members of the firm, from interns to partners, have the opportunity to vote for their choice at the firm's meeting each January. In 2015, Anders raised more than $27,000 for Friends of Kids with Cancer.

Stray Rescue of St. Louis was nominated by Brian Rapp, CPA, a tax manager and organization volunteer and foster parent. The charity was founded in 1998, with the sole purpose of rescuing abandoned, abused and neglected animals and restoring them to health to be placed in loving adoptive homes. Operating two no-kill shelters, Stray Rescue saves nearly 3,000 animals annually and ensures 100% of adoptable animals will go to their forever homes regardless of how long it takes to find it.

While events such as dress down days, penny wars and volunteer days are held throughout the year, the first major Anders fundraising event will be the annual "Hoops for Hope" NCAA basketball pool, which draws participation from clients, colleagues, referral sources and friends of the firm from all over the U.S. 

 In addition to Stray Rescue of St. Louis, other beneficiaries of the Anders Charity of Choice program have included Friends of Kids with Cancer, Basket of Hope, Young Friends of Habitat for Humanity, Nurses for Newborns, Girls on the Run, St. Louis Crisis Nursery, Lafayette Industries, KidSmart, Re-Building Together and Kids Under Twenty-One (KUTO). Anders has raised over $230,000 in the past eleven years.

About Anders
Anders has approximately 175 partners and staff members, with about $28 million in revenue. For over 50 years, Anders has delivered full service accounting, tax, audit and advisory services to growth-oriented closely-held companies, organizations and individuals. The firm also specializes in valuation, forensics, strategic services, technology and financial services. For more information, visit Anders at www.anderspa.com.