CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois Appoints 2021-2022 Board of Directors

CHICAGO, April 7, 2021 – The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois, the charitable partner of the Illinois CPA Society, is proud to announce its Board of Directors to serve April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.

“Since joining this board in 2016, I have witnessed firsthand how critically important the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois’ programs and activities have become. It is an honor to now lead this outstanding team of directors dedicated to paving the way for future CPAs,” says Howard I. Blumstein, CPA, the newly appointed chairperson of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois. “As chairperson, I will focus us on doing absolutely all that we can to support those in need. Whether providing scholarships to offset education and CPA exam costs, procuring state of the art computers for economically challenged students, or expanding and supporting diversity in the profession through the highly acclaimed Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program, the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois will stand strong. Our mission has become even more critical as we work to help all we can as they try to recover from the challenges faced over the past year.”

Last year, giving by more than 1,100 donors aided the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois in awarding more than $235,000 in scholarships and training programs to more than 300 diverse and deserving accounting students and future CPAs across Illinois.

2021-2022 CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois Board of Directors


Howard I. Blumstein, CPA | BDO USA LLP (Retired) / Loyola University

Vice Chairperson
Jason Parish, CPA | Plante Moran PLLC

Martrice Caldwell, CPA | OneGoal

Kimberley A. Waite, CPA | Marcum LLP

Immediate Past President
Sara J. Mikuta, CPA, CGMA, CIA, CRMA | Wipfli LLP (Retired)


Brent A. Baccus, CPA | Washington, Pittman & McKeever LLC
Rosaria Cammarata, CPA, CGMA | CDK Global Inc.
Rebekuh A. Eley, CPA | RSM US LLP
Marques A. Fisher, CPA | PwC LLP
Mark S. Glochowsky, CBM | Schuler Shook Inc.
Lee A. Gould, CPA/ABV, JD, CFE, CFF | Gould & Pakter Associates LLC
Geoffrey J. Harlow, CPA | Wipfli LLP
Kenton J. Klaus, CPA | Deloitte LLP (Retired) / DePaul University
Elizabeth A. Murphy, Ph.D., CPA | DePaul University (Retired)
Daniel F. Rahill, CPA, JD, LLM, CGMA | Wintrust Wealth Management
Bud E. Rein, CPA | KPMG LLP
Leilani N. Rodrigo, CPA, CGMA | Roth & Company LLP
Michael J. Rodriguez, CPA | WEC Energy Group
Deborah K. Rood, CPA | CNA Insurance
Elizabeth J. Sloan, CPA | Grant Thornton LLP
Jeffery P. Watson, CPA | Miller Cooper & Company Ltd.

Ex-Officio Directors

Dorri C. McWhorter, CPA, CGMA, CITP | YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
Todd M. Shapiro | Illinois CPA Society



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Derrick Lilly
Assistant Director, Communications & Publications | 312.517.7614