Contribute to MOCPA’s Legacy Endowment Scholarship Fund
MOCPA Has Raised $570,000 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.
Thank you for considering a four-year commitment of making a tax-deductible gift, of which 100 percent goes directly to scholarships. Your gift will help ease the burden of rising tuition for accounting majors attending Missouri universities and secure the profession's future for years to come.
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.
- Why Create a Legacy Endowment Scholarship? Making the Case--The ASSET
- 2021 CPA Pipeline Report: Decoding the Decline--ICPAS Insight
- Accounting Education at a Crossroads--CPA Journal
- CPA Firms' Hiring of Accounting Grads Down 30 Percent--Accounting Today
- The Enrollment Cliff, Mega-Universities, COVID-19, and the Changing Landscape of U.S. Colleges--CPA Journal
- Warning Signs about the Future Supply of Accounting Graduates--CPA Journal
Levels of Contribution
Firm or Company
Legacy Partner Club $100,000 & up
Gold Partner Club $75,000 - $99,999
Silver Partner Club $50,000 - $74,999
Bronze Partner Club $25,000 - $49,999
Benefactor $10,000 - $24,999
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; honored at the MOCPA Awards Celebrations; featured in scholarship fundraising materials; and investing in the CPA profession and helping students achieve their career aspirations! Click here for a list of contributors.
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.
“I am a first-generation college student. I would like to say thank you for the generous scholarship that is helping me fund my education. Both my brother and I are in college, and it has been a lot of financial stress on my family. Scholarship to me means an opportunity. It means that somebody believes in me and sees the hard work that I have put in and is willing to give me the extra help and push for me to be able to achieve my goals and passion. Thank you for believing in me!”--Benita Zossoungbo, master of accounting student at Truman State University
Help Build a Legacy
MOCPA's scholarship endowment will make a significant impact for years to come on the lives of aspiring CPAs in Missouri. No one gets there alone, and now is the time to partner with us by giving back. Your support of the accounting profession is sincerely appreciated.