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The Whisman Giordano team is truly grateful for the trust the community has placed in us over the decades. We’ve chosen to celebrate our 50th Anniversary with our 50 Acts of Kindness initiative.

The core of Whisman Giordano has always been an unwavering commitment to Building Extraordinary Relationships. It’s the connections made with clients, the community, and our team that makes the Whisman Giordano experience truly unique. Professionally, we serve numerous not-for-profit organizations. Now the team wants to share the excitement of the 50th Anniversary with the community at large.

President and Managing Director Joseph V. Giordano, CPA, CGMA, says, “We believe that our commitment to the community goes well beyond just serving our clients. We live here. Our families are here. Our firm has been very blessed over the past 50 years, and performing 50 Acts of Kindness is the least we can do. Performing kind acts and being kind should be everyone’s day-to-day norm.”

#65- Brandywine Red Clay Alliance

The Whisman Giordano team cares about the environment and was happy to support the efforts of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance. The organization’s history traces back to 1945 when a […]

#64- Lutheran Community Services

Since 1959, Lutheran Community Services has been serving low-income families in Delaware and families with dignity and respect through various services. It was Whisman Giordano’s honor to support this engaged […]

#63- Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans

Whisman Giordano sent support to the Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans. Founded in 2009, the Delaware Center for Homeless Veterans provides housing and supportive services to homeless Veterans in the […]

#62- Green Beret Project

Whisman Giordano was proud to support the Green Beret Project. The Green Beret project started with the question, “What if we took the methods used by US Special Forces all […]

#61- Children’s Beach House

In 2020, Whisman Giordano won the Superstars in Business award from the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce. We were proud to support the 2023 non-profit winner, Children’s Beach House. The […]

#60- Prevent Child Abuse Delaware

Whisman Giordano sent support to Prevent Child Abuse Delaware to help them continue their good work throughout Delaware. Their organization has been providing leadership for child abuse prevention activities since […]

#59- Children & Families First

Whisman Giordano happily sent support to one of Delaware’s oldest non-profits, Children & Families First. Their mission is to champion children & families using evidence-based, equity-centered, & innovative approaches. Their […]

#57-58 Westside Family Healthcare

An organization so nice that you support it twice. Whisman Giordano, as well as Joseph Giordano, contributed to Westside Family Healthcare to help them continue their good works. Westside Family […]

#56- Kind to Kids

Joseph Giordano supported Kind to Kids to help children and teens in foster care. Kind to Kids provides support services, emergency care duffels, and education programs to hundreds of children […]

#55- Ronald McDonald House of Greater Delaware

Whisman Giordano is both an accounting firm and a family. We wanted to do our part to help families by supporting the Ronald McDonald House of Greater Delaware. The Delaware […]

#54- Faithful Friends

Our firm has a real soft spot for our pets, and we are more than eager to bend your ear to talk about them and show you pictures. So, it […]

#53- Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware

Our firm contributed to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware. Since 1919, Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware has been a part of a nationwide movement whose mission is […]

#52- Sunday Breakfast Mission

Whisman Giordano donated to the Sunday Breakfast Mission out of respect and appreciation for the good work they do in the community. The Sunday Breakfast Mission serves the homeless, addicted […]

#51- Saint Edmond’s

Joseph Giordano proudly supported Saint Edmond’s Academy in Wilmington, DE. Saint Edmond’s “builds boys of character in a community of faith.” It is a community of families, educators, and partners […]

#50- TeenSHARP

Whisman Giordano proudly contributed to TeenSHARP as they work to increase underrepresented students access to college and develop student leaders who are Successful, High-Achieving, and Reaching Potential, or you could […]

#49- CHEER

Whisman Giordano was pleased to be able to contribute to CHEER to help them continue their mission “to promote and maintain the highest quality of life and independence by developing and […]

#47-48 Donors Choose

The Whisman Giordano team was challenged to fund two separate classroom projects through Donors Choose at the Charles F. Seabrook School. In only a few hours, the team fully funded […]

#46- Artful Service

Whisman Giordano Senior Accountant Jeni Head volunteers her time to the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy. She began her Board service in 2019 and has held three officer positions: Secretary, Vice […]

#45- Dedicated to Service

Senior Manager Tom Dyer donates his time to two organizations and holds multiple roles within them. The first is the Salem County Sportsmen’s Club, where he has served on the […]

#44- Trio of Service

Whisman Giordano Managing Director Lisa DeRose donates her time to serve on boards for three organizations. Her first organization is the ACE Mentor Program. She helped found the DE Chapter […]

#43- Supporting Boys & Girls Clubs

Since 2021, Whisman Giordano President Joseph V. Giordano has donated his time to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Delaware Finance Committee. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware inspires […]

#42- Gifting Talent and Time

Whisman Giordano CEO Joseph A. Giordano donates his time to the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce Board of Governors. He carries the additional responsibility of serving as the Treasurer. The […]

#41- Nemours Toy Drive

The WGA team pulled together to help make the holidays a bit brighter for children in Nemours Hospital. In a Thanksgiving food drive rematch, we once again split into two […]

#38-40- Wreaths Across America

On Saturday, December 16, members of the Whisman Giordano family spread across three states to sponsor and support the Wreaths Across America event. This national program brings together around 2 […]

#37- Maryland Christmas

On Saturday, December 2, Senior Accountant Kelly Blair volunteered her time and talents to support the Hughes Memorial Church’s Annual Christmas Bazaar. Earlier in November, Kelly put her impressive crafting […]

#36- Love to the rescue®

Whisman Giordano was happy to donate to Shriners Children’s fundraising campaign. Shriners Children’s (previously named Shriners Hospitals for Children) opened its first hospital in 1922 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Today, they […]

#35- Every Drop Counts

On Wednesday, November 29 the WGA team rolled up their sleeves (literally) to donate blood to the Blood Bank of Delmarva. Our team of heroes consisted of It is said […]

#34- The Amethyst Ball

On Saturday, November 18, CEO Joseph Giordano and his wife, Pat, attended the Amethyst Ball to support The Limen Recovery + Wellness’ premier fundraising event at the DuPont Country Club […]

#33- Battle of the Sides

Whisman Giordano responded to the Food Bank of Delaware’s call to help make the holidays brighter for Delawareans facing food insecurity. The WGA team donated over 1,800 boxes of macaroni […]

#32- The Westside Way

On November 4, Westside Family Healthcare held their 33rd Annual 5k/10k The Westside Way. We were able to support the fundraising efforts to help support the work of Westside Family […]

#31- Visions of Sugar Plums

On November 3, members of the WGA team (Chief Operating Officer Lisa DeRose, her husband Dan, Senior Accountant Kelly Blair, Staff Accountant Sarah Diffley and Marketing Manager Christa McLaughlin) slipped […]

#30- Creature Comforts

At Whisman Giordano, we love our pets, but our affinity for animals is not just for our domesticated friends. We collected items for the animals of Plumpton Park Zoo. This […]

#29- Plumpton Park Boo!

On a warm Saturday in October, Chief Operating Officer Lisa DeRose, her husband Dan, and Marketing Manager Christa McLaughlin participated in Plumpton Park Zoo’s Boo at the Zoo. It was […]

#28- Wonderland of Wreaths

On October 25, Chief Operating Officer Lisa DeRose and Marketing Manager Christa McLaughlin joined the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce at the beautiful Fair Hill Nature Center to make holiday […]

#27- Southwest Treat

On October 20, WGA Director Julie Morgan tricked out her ride for the Dayton Valley Library’s 6th annual Trunk or Treat. The event welcomed about 2,000 trick-or-treaters, and she brought […]

#26- BOO! at the Brandywine Zoo

On October 20, members of the WGA team (Joe Giordano, Kelly Blair, Niko Reckner, Sarah Diffley, Nate Presnell, and Christa McLaughlin) kickstarted our Halloween festivities by sponsoring and handing out […]

#25- Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

On October 20, the Latin American Community Center (LACC) held their Grand Ball at Deerfield Golf Club in Newark, Delaware. CEO Joseph Giordano and Pat Giordano attended, and pictured here […]

#24- Dance the Night Away

On October 14, the Modern Maturity Center in Dover, DE, hosted its annual Blue Jean Ball. Whisman Giordano has been a proud sponsor of this wonderful event for the past […]

#23- Cecil Cares

On October 7, Marketing Manager Christa joined up with The High Five Initiative and 23 others, as part of the larger Cecil Cares volunteer day, to collect 1,460 pounds of […]

#22- Spirit of Thanks

On October 3, Whisman Giordano sponsored and participated in the Harford County Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual Spirit of Thanks event held at Hopkins Farm Brewery in Havre de Grace, […]

#21- FORE! for Food

On October 2, Whisman Giordano sponsored and sent golfers, led by Senior Manager Tom Dyer, to the beautiful Fieldstone Golf Club in Greenville, DE to help raise money for the […]

#20- Good Sports

On October 2, Whisman Giordano sponsored a golf tournament to support youth sports at St. Mary’s of the Assumption in Hockessin, DE. The event was held at Hartfeld National Golf […]

#16-19 Vet Fest 2023

On September 30, team members across three states (Christa, Joan, Julie, and Lisa) participated in Vet Fest, albeit virtually. We covered four separate locations in the great states of Maryland, […]

#15- Box It Up

Niko Reckner, a Newark Morning Rotary IMPACT club member, started his Tuesday off right by volunteering at the Food Bank of Delaware to fill boxes of nonperishables for community members. […]

#14- Cancer Sucks

On Saturday, September 23, WGA Principal Frank DeFroda and his wife, Aileen, participated in the Twisted Irons 2nd Annual Cancer Sucks event. The proceeds went to support the Delaware Breast […]

#13- The Boys of Summer

Throughout the summer, Ed Devenny, WGA Principal, volunteered to help coach two Little League baseball teams, the 9u Delco Outlaws and the 8u Interboro Bucs District Team known as the […]

#12- A Clean Start

During the month of August, the WGA team participated in the ABCares drive to support students in Delaware’s Colonial School District. We collected over 100 hygiene items so that students […]

#11- Real Flower Power

On August 27, Senior Accountant Niko, put his gardening skills to use to benefit Holly Hall Elementary School. Holly Hall Elementary is located in Elkton, MD and serves children PreK- […]

#10- It’s All Downhill

On Thursday, August 24, two of our newest team members, Andrew and Sarah, laced up for the Frank’s Downhill Mile that began at Rockford Park. This one-mile sprint/race/stroll raised funds […]

#9- Fish Tales

“I once caught a fish this big.” Whisman Giordano was happy to sponsor a boat participating in the Flounder Pounder fishing tournament. While the fish decided to stay away, the […]

#8- Maui Fire Relief

We couldn’t witness the devastation in Maui without trying to do something to help support the community. One way we identified was to support the Maui Humane Society. The Society […]

#7- Out Run Hunger 5k- South

On a hot, hot, hot Thursday in Milford, DE, members of our Whisman Giordano laced up their shoes and participated in the Food Bank’s 2nd Annual Out Run Hunger 5k- […]

#6 – FORE! with Lutheran Community Services

On June 5, some of the WGA’s resident golfers took to the links at the beautiful Fieldstone Golf Club to help raise funds for Lutheran Community Services. WGA was a […]

#5- Goodwill Inspiration Awards

Joseph A. Giordano, Joseph V. Giordano, Frank DeFroda, and Niko Reckner represented Whisman Giordano at the Goodwill Inspiration Awards luncheon at the Chase Center on the Riverfront where we also […]

#4 – Out Run Hunger 5K

Members of the WGA team put one foot in front of the other to support the Food Bank of Delaware’s Out Run Hunger 5K on Sunday, May 7. The mission […]

#3 – It’s a Beautiful World

Pictured: Emily Robb, CPA (left) with Beauty Walk Chairperson Danna Ray. Emily Robb, CPA, volunteered her time to serve as the “may we have the envelope please” auditor for her […]

#2- Amy L. Giordano Fund

Joe Giordano led the annual push via LinkedIn and other sources to raise funds for the Amy L. Giordano Fund of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware. The fund […]

#1 – Day of Giving

An Act of Kindness can take many forms. We did one of the things we do best around at Whisman Giordano – EAT! We supported Jersey Mike’s on their Day […]