Paving the Way for Tomorrow's CPAs

Who We Are

The CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois is a 501 (c)(3) organization formed in 1998, as the charitable partner of the Illinois CPA Society, to ensure ongoing funding for scholarship and outreach programs designed to support diverse and deserving accounting students and future CPAs. Funded solely by voluntary donations, these programs are geared toward attracting students to the CPA profession and supporting those who struggle to cover the expenses associated with their education and the journey to becoming a CPA.


What We Do

Over the last year, the Fund awarded over $260,000 in scholarships and outreach support to more than 400 of the most diverse and deserving aspiring CPAs across the state.

Check out our 2023-2024 Impact Report to learn more about the full reach we had this last year.

How You Can Help

  • Encourage people you know to apply for our programs
  • Volunteer your time and expertise
  • Donate to ensure opportunities are available for tomorrow’s aspiring CPAs



If you would prefer, download the donation form here
If you have questions regarding how to donate with a Donor Advised Fund, please call
Kari Natale | 312-517-7626



Questions, comments, feedback? 

Kari Natale
VP, Strategy & Governance | VP, CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois