Contribute to MOCPA’s Legacy Endowment Scholarship Fund
MOCPA Has Raised $250,000 Toward $1 Million Goal to Establish Self-Sustaining Fund
In 2021, MOCPA's Educational Foundation launched a five-year campaign to raise $1 million in order to establish a self-sustaining endowed scholarship fund. That same year, a generous, anonymous MOCPA member made a $100,000 matching gift to MOCPA’s scholarship program, because other members collectively contributed $100,000 by the end of 2021. Thank you to everyone who helped us achieve that matching gift, but our work is not done yet!
Please consider giving to help those following in your footsteps. One hundred percent of these tax-deductible contributions will go directly to scholarships, forming the corpus on an endowed scholarship fund that will ease the burden of rising tuition for accounting majors attending Missouri universities and help secure the profession's future for years to come.
Click here to make a contribution. Thank you for your support!
The accounting profession is facing a significant shortage in the supply of accounting graduates and the number of accounting graduates passing the CPA exam. The below articles offer data and insights on the decline. MOCPA is working on numerous initiatives to strengthen the pipeline in Missouri, including the establishment of this endowed scholarship fund to facilitate the entry of more students into the profession.
Levels of Contribution
Firm or Company
Legacy Partner Club $10,000 or above
Gold Partner Club $5,000 - $9,999
Silver Partner Club $2,500 - $4,999
Bronze Partner Club $1,000 - $2,499
Benefactor Up to $999
Legacy Donor $10,000 or above
Valedictorian $5,000 - $9,999
Summa Cum Laude $1,000 - $4,999
Magna Cum Laude $500 - $999
Cum Laude $100 - $499
Dean's List $50 - $99
Honor Roll $25 - $49
Contributors will be recognized on the MOCPA website; featured in scholarship fundraising materials; investing in the CPA profession; and helping students achieve their career aspirations!
You can also help raise money for MOCPA scholarships by shopping at Amazon--with no added cost to you! From now on when you visit Amazon, simply access the site by using this unique MOCPA Educational Foundation AmazonSmile link and start shopping. A half-percent of the price of your eligible purchases will go to MOCPA's Educational Foundation to provide scholarships for accounting students.
Many firms and companies establish a foundation to assist the firm and its employees in their charitable efforts.
To support the causes of its employees, SFW Partners LLC is matching the donations made by their team to MOCPA’s Legacy Endowment Scholarship Fund. They challenge other firms and companies to follow suit to help deserving accounting students achieve their career goals.
“We believe it’s important to support the accounting profession by continuing to engage accounting students and facilitate their entry into the profession. We encourage all MOCPA members’ organizations to do the same. Join us in this matching endeavor!”—Alicia Bingel, partner at SFW Partners, LLC and board president of SFW Gives Back
“Your support and this scholarship go a long way in covering college expenses— especially in the unprecedented times we have been experiencing. This year, I will be focusing on obtaining my Master of Accountancy degree, serving as a graduate teaching research assistant, and sitting for the CPA exam. I am thankful for these growth-driving experiences and the generous MOCPA donors who financially support me and provide me with these opportunities. This scholarship will help ease the burden of college expenses and is priceless in allowing me to focus on my studies as opposed to costs.”—Caleb Bruemmer, MOCPA scholarship recipient