Partner at Chicago Accounting Firm Porte Brown Honored by Lions Club International Foundation

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Thomas Porte, Son of the Founder of Porte Brown, Earns Melvin Jones Fellowship Award for Participation and Commitment to the Humanitarian Work of Lions Club.

Porte Brown LLC (, a Chicago area tax and accounting firm, announced that former managing partner Thomas Porte has earned a Melvin Jones Fellowship award for his participation in the humanitarian work of the Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF). Named for the Lions Club founder Melvin Jones, the fellowship is the foundation's highest form of recognition. The LCIF cited Thomas Porte, son of the founder of Chicago area tax and accounting firm Porte Brown, for "dedication to making the world a better place through humanitarian service."

Lions Club was founded by Melvin Jones in Oak Brook in 1917 to bring together business and professional leaders to reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their local communities and the world. Today, it is the world's largest service club organization working to help people in need with 45,000 clubs and 1.3 million members in 205 countries. Thomas Porte is one of only 22 Mount Prospect club members to be honored as a Melvin Jones Partner since the club was founded in 1934.

"In 1968, two months after receiving news that I passed the CPA exam, I joined The Lions Club," Porte explained. "I joined because I wanted to give service to those less fortunate. I have been lucky, my whole life I have been able to help businesses and individuals in my business life and continue serving others in my personal life. Service to others has made my life feel rewarding."

Porte continues, "It's only natural that the sense of service that underscores our work at Porte Brown should carry over into other areas of daily life and our community. Clean water, care for burn victims, cataract surgery, eyeglasses--these are things that should be accessible to everyone and our involvement with the Lions Club is one way we can help build a better world."

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Porte Brown is a mid-sized full service accounting and technology solutions firm offering tax planning and preparation, accounting and auditing, employee benefits administration, business valuations, estate planning, accounting software, computer network support, and complete technology solutions. Since 1946, Porte Brown has earned the trust of its clients by paying close attention to their clients' financial affairs. The key to their success lies in continual client communication and a level of personalized service rarely provided by other firms. Porte Brown serves clients in Chicago, Cook County, DuPage County, and other areas throughout Illinois.

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