Archive for the ‘Olive Crest’ Category

Successful Launch of the Olive Crest Planned Giving Advisory Counsel

December 1, 2012

We are pleased to announce our involvement in the successful launch of the Olive Crest Planned Giving Advisory Cphotoounsel (PGAC).  Paul Nienow is one of the co-founders of this group of professionals assembled to raise awareness of the good works of Olive Crest among the planned giving community.

In September the PGAC hosted an event for approximately 50 professionals, to provide continuing education on the upcoming tax law changes, and to encourage them to educate their potential donor clients about Olive Crest.

In November, we held another event for advisors to invite their donors to, to learn about the basics of planned giving, and to hear from a successful couple about their experience giving to Olive Crest.

The PGAC plans to hold these same events next year – please contact Paul Nienow to lean more about these events, and about Olive Crest. 

You can learn more about Olive Crest at their website here.


Nienow & Company, LLP is Proud Member of the Olive Crest Business Partner Program

March 17, 2010

We are proud to announce our involvement in the Business Partner program of Olive Crest.

Since 1973, Olive Crest has transformed the lives of over 50,000 abused, neglected, and at-risk children and their families. They work tirelessly to meet the individual needs of kids in crisis by providing safe homes, counseling, and education for both youth and parents. Their many innovative programs reflect our conviction that strengthening the family is one of the most powerful ways to help heal children. With unwavering compassion, the Olive Crest family maintains a lifelong commitment to the youth and families we serve even after they have graduated from our programs.

Established, proven, and respected, Olive Crest serves nearly 1,000 children and families each day throughout California, Nevada, and the Pacific Northwest.

Learn About the Tax Implications of Adoption and Possible Future Changes

March 17, 2010

Via the Journal of Accountancy

The Journal of Accountancy recently published an article all about the tax benefits of adopting a child.  The Adoption Expense Credit can be complicated, but the benefits can provide some relief to adopting parents who know the process can be expensive.  This article does a nice job detailing out all of the conditions required to claim the credit, and some of the possible changes to it on the horizon.

Nienow & Company, LLP is proud to be a member of the Business Partner program with Olive Crest, an organization involved in foster and adoption programs throughout the Western U.S. 

Economic Problems Contributing to Child Endangerment

October 27, 2009

Some of you may know that I serve on the Orange County Board of Trustees of an organization called Olive Crest.  Olive Crest is dedicated to preventing child abuse, to treating and educating at-risk children and to preserving the family.  It accomplishes this mission through various programs and initiatives.  You can learn more at their website:

I recently received the following note from Donald Verleur, the CEO of Olive Crest:

“Attached is a heartbreaking report released yesterday that 5 children are dying each day in the United State from child abuse – and those are only the confirmed cases.  Just 3 years ago, it was reported that 3 children lost their lives each day due to the injuries sustained from abuse.  We need to stop this trend! 

Research demonstrates that increased stress on the family can lead to neglect and abuse.  This significant jump in child deaths appears to correlate with the socioeconomic challenges facing today’s families.  It is horrific to think that our society is not taking action, but turning its back on its future generation.  If we want to make lives better in our communities, we need to act now.  And, we have the answer – a strong family!  We believe that Strong Families result in Safe Kids. 

Whether strengthening the family of origin through family preservation or education, providing foster and adoptive families, or providing a safe family for families in crisis, Olive Crest will be able to help stop the alarming trend of abuse by creating stronger families.

Most state child welfare agencies are inundated and are only able to address the most severe and blatant episodes of abuse, leaving thousands of children and their families at risk.  Olive Crest’s continuum of services, including our new Safe Families For Children program that works independent of the state child welfare system, is designed to strengthen the family and help keep kids safe. 

Please spread the word within your community, family, faith, and business networks.  Again, thank you for all you do for Olive Crest and for standing with us in the fight against child abuse.”

The full report can be found here:

As we approach the time of year when many of us begin to project our income taxes and make plans to minimize them, would you consider Olive Crest as part of your charitable giving?  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me, as i would be happy to help you learn ways you can support Olive Crest with your time, treasure and talents.