(December 19, 2017) - Gilmore Jasion Mahler’s benefit for Flag City Honor Flight shattered the event’s 2016 fundraising total, raising $123,799.42 for the nonprofit. An increase in sponsorship dollars and very generous donors at the November 3, 2017 event helped to contribute to the final number. Findlay auctioneer Trent Farthing also got the crowd of about 250 people caught up in the bidding excitement during the Carnevale live auction, and the “Fill the Flight” call for donations. Flag City Honor Flight is a volunteer-run organization funded completely through donations. Its mission is to send veterans to Washington, D.C. to see the memorials built in their honor. In light of the large amount of money raised at Carnevale and other fundraisers throughout the year, the organization plans to once again offer two flights in 2018. Flag City Honor Flight serves veterans from not only the Findlay-Hancock County region, but from across the state of Ohio and beyond. Major sponsors for Carnevale 2017, including Huntington National Bank, Ohio Logistics and Rowmark, joined Gilmore Jasion Mahler for a check presentation December 6, 2017 at the GJM Findlay office. Pictured left to right: Chuck Stumpp, Gilmore Jasion Mahler; Craig Gephart, Huntington National Bank; Kathy Jebbett; Duane Jebbett, Rowmark; Deb Wickerham, Flag City Honor Flight; Bob Weinberg, Flag City Honor Flight; Kevin Gilmore, Gilmore Jaison Mahler; Steve Schult, Gilmore Jasion Mahler; Nikki Clement, Gilmore Jasion Mahler; Chuck Bills, Ohio Logistics; Dee Dee Bills; Susan Ross Wells, Gilmore Jasion Mahler. Those interested in becoming a future Carnevale sponsor can contact GJM’s Tracy Kennedy at 419-423-4481 or Susan Ross Wells at 419-794-2052. If you would like to make a donation to Flag City Honor Flight, you can do so any time at www.flagcityhonorflight.org. Established in 1996, Gilmore Jasion Mahler, LTD is the largest public accounting firm in the region, with offices in Maumee and Findlay. Locally owned, GJM offers cloud-based accounting services and provides comprehensive financial services including assurance, business advisory, tax, risk advisory and healthcare management. GJM’s professionals specialize in industries including construction & real estate, healthcare, manufacturing & distribution and utilities. Learn more at GJMLTD.com, on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.