About Us

Our Community

For over 50 years, 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. Additionally, Vrakas 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
  • Bots IQ Wisconsin
  • Casting for Hope in support of Camp Hope
  • Elmbrook United Soccer Club (Formerly Brookfield Soccer Association)
  • ERAs (Formerly Interfaith Senior Programs of Waukesha County)
  • Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Friends of Waukesha Public Library
  • Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA)
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Max-Fly Open in support of Children’s Wisconsin
  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
  • Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries (MBBI)
  • Milwaukee Montessori School
  • Paradigm Shift | Pewaukee Robotics Team
  • 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
  • Wellness Council of Wisconsin

Organizations our employees are actively involved with include:

  • Arrowhead Center for the Arts
  • Beta Alpha Psi Alumni Association (UW-Whitewater)
  • Casting for Hope in support of Camp Hope
  • Friends of Waukesha Public Library
  • Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS) of Waukesha County
  • Independent Business Association of Wisconsin
  • Lake Country Youth Baseball
  • Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee
  • Marathon Athletic Club (MAC)
  • Max-Fly Open in support of Children’s Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Chapter of Executive Women’s Golf Association
  • Rotary Club of Kenosha West
  • St. Anthony on the Lake
  • 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
  • Wellness Council of Wisconsin
  • 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.

Vrakas Gives Back

In 2021 as a way to give back, Vrakas began its inaugural charity lunches in support of community organizations. Each department chose a charity and all proceeds were donated to that cause. From June through November, Vrakas and its employees supported the following organizations:

  • Tri My Best Triathlon
  • Humane Animal Welfare Society (HAWS)
  • Blessings in a Backpack – Waukesha & Kenosha Chapters
  • Casting for Hope in support of Camp Hope
  • The Fisher House
  • Tunnel to Towers
  • Paddy’s Paws
  • Make-A-Wish Wisconsin

Volunteer Day

Additionally, 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 2021, the 14th annual event, Vrakas supported the Children’s Wisconsin Dental Program which is committed to improving oral health. This is important because it can significantly impact a child’s physical and mental well-being and set them up for a healthy and productive adulthood. Vrakas assisted Children’s Wisconsin by packing dental hygiene kits each containing toothpaste, a toothbrush, dental floss, a face mask for child and parent, coloring pages, and an inspirational notecard.

Previous volunteer day organizations:

2021 – Children’s Wisconsin
2020 – Blessings in a Backpack – Waukesha, Kenosha, and National Chapter
2019 – Blessings in a Backpack – Waukesha and Kenosha Chapter
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

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