About Us

Our Community

For almost 50 years, Vrakas has been privileged to be located in the Waukesha County community. Throughout that time, Vrakas has emphasized the need to give back to the community. The firm has done this not only through monetary gifts, but also by participating in community events, volunteering with area nonprofits and through memberships in various community organizations. While we are proud to call our Brookfield office home, employees support various community organizations throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

As a firm, we support the following community organizations:

  • Alzheimer’s Association – Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
  • Blessings in a Backpack – Waukesha & Kenosha Chapter
  • Elmbrook United (Formerly Brookfield Soccer Association)
  • ERAs (Formerly Interfaith Senior Programs of Waukesha County)
  • Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA)
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Max-Fly Open in support of Children’s Wisconsin
  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
  • Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC Fund)
  • Milwaukee Montessori School
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County
  • UW-Whitewater
  • United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF)
  • Waukesha County Business Alliance

Organizations our employees are actively involved with include:

  • Anthony on the Lake Committees
  • Arrowhead Center for the Arts
  • Beta Alpha Psi Alumni Association
  • Casting for Hope in support of Camp Hope
  • Friends of Waukesha Public Library
  • Independent Business Association of Wisconsin
  • Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee
  • Max-Fly Open in support of Children’s Wisconsin 
  • Milwaukee Chapter of Executive Women’s Golf Association
  • Pine Lake Yacht Club
  • Rotary Club of Kenosha West
  • Tempo Waukesha
  • The Association for the Rights of Citizens with handicaps (ARCh)
  • United Way of Kenosha County
  • UW- Whitewater Advisory Boards
  • Waukesha County Technical College Foundation
  • Waukesha Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Wisconsin Alumni Association

Community Awards

Vrakas received the 2019 Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Community Service Award – Organization.

The Community Service Award is one of 10 annual Excellence Awards that celebrate WICPA members and their employers for their achievements. This award recognizes an organization for its community service contributions at the local, regional or state level. Recipients have initiated or increased their community service activities and reinforced the profession’s reputation for commitment to the public good.

Volunteer Day

Vrakas sets time aside each year for its annual volunteer day. The employees of Vrakas spend an afternoon supporting a local organization in need of assistance. For 2019, the 12th annual event, Vrakas supported the Waukesha County Chapter of Blessings in a Backpack for the fifth year in a row. Blessings in a Backpack partners with America to ensure impoverished elementary school children are fed on the weekends throughout the school year. Vrakas assisted Blessings by packing 4,800 bags of food for the 2019/2020 school year. In addition, Vrakas also supported Kenosha’s Blessing in a Backpack chapter through collecting donations.

Previous volunteer day organizations:

2018 – Blessings in a Backpack – Waukesha Chapter
2017 – Blessings in a Backpack – Waukesha Chapter
2016 – Blessings in a Backpack – Waukesha Chapter
2015 – Blessings in a Backpack – Waukesha Chapter
2014 – Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee
2013 – Hope Center
2012 – The Association for the Rights of Citizens with handicaps (ARCh)
2011 – Waukesha County Park System – Minooka Park
2010 – Hope Center
2009 – The Women’s Center
2008 – The Women’s Center