CHICAGO, April 10, 2019 – The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the charitable partner of the Illinois CPA Society, announced its Board of Directors to serve April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020.
“I am honored to serve as the president of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois and to lead the important scholarship and outreach programs that make a significant impact on many people’s lives,” said Sara J. Mikuta, Partner at Wipfli LLP. “I look forward to working with this board to collectively share our knowledge and experiences to support those in need, reward them for their achievements, and ultimately strengthen the future of the CPA profession.”
Last year, the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois provided $200,000 in scholarship and outreach support to a diverse group of 170 deserving future CPAs across the state.
2019-2020 Officers of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois Board of Directors:
Sara J. Mikuta, CPA, CGMA, CIA, CRMA | Wipfli LLP
Kimberley A. Waite, CPA | Marcum LLP
Brent A. Baccus, CPA | Washington, Pittman & McKeever LLC
Howard I. Blumstein, CPA | BDO USA LLP (Retired) / Loyola University
Immediate Past President
Deborah K. Rood, CPA, MST | CNA Insurance
2019-2020 Members of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois Board of Directors:
Martrice Caldwell, CPA | OneGoal
Vilma Y. Chan | PwC LLP
Rebekuh A. Eley, CPA | RSM US LLP
Lee A. Gould, CPA/ABV, JD, CFE, CFF | Gould & Pakter Associates LLC
Edward J. Hannon, CPA, JD, LLM | Quarles & Brady LLP
Kenton J. Klaus, CPA | Deloitte LLP
Elizabeth A. Murphy, PhD, CPA | DePaul University (Retired)
Jason Parish, CPA, MST | Plante Moran PLLC
Daniel F. Rahill, CPA, JD, LLM, CGMA | BDO USA LLP
Walter (Bud) E. Rein, CPA | KPMG LLP
Kimberly R. Rice, CPA, MST | R&M Consulting LLC
Leilani N. Rodrigo, CPA, CGMA | E.C. Ortiz & Co. LLP
Michael J. Rodriguez, CPA | WEC Energy Group
Elizabeth J. Sloan, CPA | Grant Thornton LLP
Jeffery P. Watson, CPA | Miller Cooper & Company Ltd.
Rosaria Cammarata, CPA, CGMA | Mattersight Corporation
Todd M. Shapiro | Illinois CPA Society
About the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois
The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization founded in 1998 by Illinois CPA Society members. The Fund was created to ensure ongoing funding for scholarship and outreach programs. The programs are geared toward encouraging individuals to choose accounting as a career choice and achieve the CPA credential.