Black CPA Centennial



Support the Black CPA Centennial Fund

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first Black CPA, the Black CPA Centennial Fund has been established for individuals and organizations who wish to support the 2021 anniversary campaign, as well as national scholarships and other programs dedicated to paving the way for Black individuals interested in pursuing the CPA credential.

Your donation will help honor the lives and legacies of the brave and talented individuals who have paved the way for diversity in the accounting and finance profession. With your support, the Black CPA Centennial organizing partners can ensure that this important anniversary is commemorated and celebrated throughout the United States and that we continue driving momentum, encouragement, and support for more Black people to enter the profession and become CPAs.

Donations to the Black CPA Centennial Fund are routed through our fiscal agent, the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, which is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. The federal tax ID number is 36-4261924. Fundraising efforts will end on December 31, 2021 and the funds collected will be dispersed during the 2022 calendar year.

To donate using a credit card or checking account, please click the button below to use the secure online form, or call (312) 517-7656. If you prefer to send a check, please make it payable to CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, indicate your gift is for the Black CPA Centennial Fund, and send it to:

CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois
Attn: Black CPA Centennial Fund
550 W. Jackson, Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60661-5742

Help Build Their Future

Thank You To Our Donors!

The Black CPA Centennial organizing partners thanks the following donors for their generosity. These individuals and organizations will help make a significant, life-changing impact on the lives of aspiring Black CPAs across the country. *


Legacy Builders ($25,000 and up)

Change Makers ($10,000-$24,999)

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Deloitte LLP
Illinois CPA Society

Diversity Champions ($5,000-$9,999)

BKD Foundation
The Georgia Society of CPAs
Michael David White II



Progress Partners ($1,000-$4,999)

KET Solutions LLC
Nancy & Lester McKeever
James & Dorri McWhorter
Montana Society of CPAs Legacy Foundation
New Jersey Society of CPAs
Plante Moran
Todd Shapiro
Ralph Albert Thomas & Valerie Thornton Thomas
Virginia Society of CPAs
Jeffery & Julie Watson

Centennial Supporters ($100-$999)

Anonymous (4)
Adam Lifson CPA PC
John Adams
Brent Baccus
Sade Baker
Alyssia Benford
Allison Bishop
William Bledsoe
Howard Blumstein
Stephanie Bowie
Jackie Brown
Martrice Caldwell
Carl Caputo
James Carulas
Crystal Cooke
Kimi Ellen
Matt Gunning
Theresa Hammond
Anne Heffington
Scott Hurwitz & Kelly Austin
Melanie Kidder 
Courtney Kincaid
Thomas & Catherine Kinder
Kenton Klaus
Korey Kross
Joshua Lance
Mike LoParrino
Annanette Manning
Maryland Association of CPAs
Tyson May
Paige McLeod
Anoop Mehta
C. Zachary Meyers
Sara Mikuta-Henry
Mike Mleko
Kari Natale
Lisa Ong
Jason Parish
Ali Paul
Stephanie Peters
Maria Prado
Deborah Rood
Brian Rose
April Royster
Brian Ruben
Kurt Schneider
Jennifer Schultz
Aaron Slaughter
Kierra Smith
Dimeta Smith Knight
Society of Louisiana CPAs
Jermaine Southern
Scott Steffens
Victor Sturgis
Sullivan Bille PC
Greg Turner
Kim Waite
Emmerine Walker
Matthew Wangard
Timothy Watson
Jean Wells
Barbara Wilson
Andrea Wright

Accounting Advocates (Up to $99)

Anonymous (5)
Joi Adams
Richard Bayer
Stephanie Belter
Avonette Blanding
Denise Brantley
Elizabeth Brown
Rebekah Brown
Orynthia Campbell
Charles Eberhart
James Gamble 
Vickie Iregbulem
Gabriel Juntunen
Sarah Kosenka 
Melissa Norfleet
Thelma Phillips
Steven Rampolla
Briana Reed
Cassandra Rose
LaTonya Sanders
Myra Swick
Deborah Wallace
Frances Wallace
Molly Wash
Bridget Williams

*Every attempt was made to acknowledge all donors to the Black CPA Centennial Fund. If you see a discrepancy, please call 312.517.7656.

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