Why the Frog?

Nov 2, 08 • NewsComments Off on Why the Frog?

by Verne Hargrave

FrogAfter viewing our website or reading one of our brochures we are often asked this question. Evidently, it is a little perplexing to some why a CPA firm would choose a frog as its mascot. So, as we inaugurate this blog the first thing I want to do is “explain the frog.”

First, the frog is not a mascot.

We don’t have a firm mascot; never have and probably never will. But, if we did, it certainly wouldn’t be a frog! Who would choose a frog as a mascot? Oh, I know Texas Christian University’s football team is called the Frogs, but they’re not frogs at all–just a fierce looking lizard.

So, let me tell you what the frog is all about.

While searching images on Yahoo one day, in an attempt to find ideas for a new firm brochure, I came upon a picture that not only caught my eye but also reminded me of something. The picture was of a little green tree frog desperately hanging from a tree branch for dear life. This picture reminded me of the plight some church business administrators find themselves in.

I will never forget the first time I sat in on one of Dr. Judy Stamey and Dr. Bill Caldwell’s NACBA certification seminars. To say I was moved as I heard one administrator after another share their struggles is an understatement. Many of them were just like the frog in the picture, hanging on for dear life.

That’s why we chose the frog. It represents the plight many administrators tell us they find themselves in. And, it reminds us of the role we serve here at PSK–helping churches and administrators move safely off the limb they are clinging to and back to safety.

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