January, 2012McConnell & Jones LLP (MJ), Employee Benefit Assurance and Compliance Services Partner, Rance Buss, has joined the board of Collaborative for Children for a two year term.
Buss took an interest in joining the organization because he wanted to make a positive impact on the quality of early care and education for children. “As working parents, my wife and I had both of our children in day care; giving me firsthand knowledge of the importance of early learning,” said Buss. “I believe in the ability of Collaborative for Children to help parents and the community to develop a foundation for children to succeed in school and beyond”.
MJ is committed to giving back to the Houston community. , Each of the partners in the organization performs more than 1,000 hours per year to area nonprofit organizations. This initiative was started in 1986 as part of the firm’s social responsibility initiative. Managing Partner, Ira Wayne McConnell says, “We have a responsibility to actively give back our time and expertise in the spaces that we play in, and I’m delighted that Rance is taking on this leadership position with Collaborative for Children.”
Buss, an alumni of the University of Texas at San Antonio, has been with MJ for more than six years and is a member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Houston Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to working with Collaborative for Children, Buss serves as the program chair of the “Day to Play in the Dirt” charity event for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Houston.
About McConnell & Jones LLP:
McConnell & Jones LLP is a public accounting firm registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. The firm specializes financial statement audits and tax planning for a myriad of nonprofit groups including public and private foundations, trade associations, faith-based organizations, social groups, and community organizations. According to a recent survey by the Houston Business Journal, McConnell and Jones is the 14th largest CPA firm in Houston. For additional information please see www.mcconnellandjones.com.
About Collaborative for Children
Collaborative for Children is dedicated to building a strong educational foundation for young children to succeed in school and life. Partnering with families, teachers, care providers and community-based groups. Collaborative for Children focuses on early care and education for children ages birth to six. For additional information, please see www.collabforchildren.org