Outstanding Diversity Advancement

Andrew Burczyk, CPA, CGMA
President | Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C.

This award honors the contributions of members who are working to promote diversity and inclusion within the CPA profession, encouraging students and incoming professionals of diverse backgrounds to pursue the CPA designation, and actively assisting in the retention and career advancement of diverse professionals.

As a well-known philanthropist in the Kansas City community, Andy Burcyzk is pushing the boundaries toward a more diverse workplace. An active member of the Boys and Girls Club of Kansas City, he has worked closely with all six locations to ensure increased fundraising efforts, innovate growth and opportunities in the workforce.

Andy launched the Boys and Girls Club internship program within his firm, which provides interested students from underserved communities the opportunity to gain real-life exposure to what a career in business could look like. Andy’s colleagues admire his dedication and passion to empower these children and provide them a new outlook on life.

As a result of Andy’s work, several other Kansas City companies have launched similar programs. In addition to his involvement with the internship program, Andy has chaired the Boys and Girls Club’s annual gala for several years and has brought in billboard performers, such as Little Big Town and Keith Urban, to secure $1.8 million in fundraising.

Andy is not only making a positive impact on the community and the profession, but he is actively working to give students from diverse backgrounds valuable insight into the corporate world and a jumpstart on their career goals.