The MACPA Foundation, through member support, works to build a strong and diverse talent pipeline by:
Your support helps ensure the vitality of the CPA profession in Maryland for years to come.
We believe in the CPA profession and strive to break down any and all barriers for those who want to enter it. That’s why everything we do is in pursuit of a stronger, more diverse CPA profession.
MACPA provides learning opportunities for students and young professionals to further their leadership skills, professional knowledge and expertise through programs like Student Leadership Academy and the Champion Program. Educators are critical to our efforts and therefore, we work hard to provide resources and dedicated training to help with their accounting instruction and further engage the next generation of CPAs from middle school to college.
Our scholarship program provides much needed financial assistance to accounting students at Maryland colleges and universities. Each year, we invest thousands of dollars in aid, so that promising students can achieve their educational goals and realize their dream of becoming a CPA.
A diverse profession is a strong profession. That’s why the MACPA Foundation holds events like the Women to Watch Awards, provides resources and programming for our members to learn and grow and seeks insight and perspective to ensure all voices are heard and diversity is celebrated within the CPA profession.
MACPA’s membership is comprised of some of the best accounting, business, and technological talent in the world. That vast experience must be passed on to the next generation of CPAs. The MACPA Mentorship program matches this talent with young professionals to facilitate meaningful connections and create a network of impact. “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. “
Past scholarship recipient and current Tax Associate at CLA in Baltimore, Angelina Appiah, shares the impact the MACPA Foundation has had on her, personally
“I think about this question frequently. What if more students were exposed to accounting? What if more students had an ecosystem that motivated, encouraged and supported them on their journey to becoming a CPA? What if more students saw professionals that looked like them? What if is a question of endless possibilities, but it also needs execution to move beyond good intentions.”
– Chair, Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, CISA
Meet the people and organizations helping students and young professionals build a bright path ahead.
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