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 students who alone cannot keep up with the costs associated with completing their education and becoming a CPA.

what we do

Annually the Fund awards approximately $250,000 in scholarships and outreach support to more than 275 of the most diverse and deserving accounting students across the state.

Check out our 2021-22 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 possible for hundreds of future 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

Senior Director, CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois | Planning & Governance, Illinois CPA Society  | 312-517-7626