Timonium, MD — Regional accounting, tax and consulting firm KatzAbosch announced today that Alvin D. Katz, CPA and Co-Founder of the firm, was honored at the 12th Annual American Red Cross, Central Maryland Chapter’s “Hometown Heroes” awards breakfast in the “Gift of Life” category on Friday, March 19, 2010 at Martin’s West in Baltimore, Md.

The American Red Cross, Central Maryland Chapter honors Central Marylanders who have displayed extraordinary acts of bravery, courage, kindness and community service and who embody a spirit of humanitarianism at the annual “Hometown Heroes” awards breakfast. Honorees of the “Gift of Life” category are recognized for providing significant amounts of blood or components throughout the years.

“It is an honor to be included among such a distinguished group of Marylanders who have dedicated so much of themselves to the community,” said Alvin D. Katz, Co-Founder of KatzAbosch. “As a blood platelet donor, it is especially rewarding to know that I am helping others that are in need. I encourage everyone to consider donating blood to the American Red Cross, or get involved with the Central Maryland Chapter, and make a difference in someone’s life.”

Katz has been the recipient of several distinguished awards throughout his professional career, including the “2004 Innovator of the Year” by Maryland Daily Record, “Maryland’s Top 50 CPAs” by Baltimore SmartCEO Magazine in 2004, and “1985 Man of the Year” by Beth Israel Congregation.

“Alvin’s selflessness as a nearly 20 year blood platelet donor, commitment to the community and steadfast leadership are an inspiration to everyone at KatzAbosch and is why he is most deserving of this prestigious honor,” said Mark Cissell, President and CEO of KatzAbosch.

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