Educational Foundation

The Educational Foundation of KyCPA

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Mission

The Educational Foundation of the Kentucky Society of CPAs is dedicated to enhancing the numbers of college degrees in Kentucky, expanding the pipeline of financial professionals in the business marketplace, improving the financial literacy of Kentucky’s youth and revealing to students the boundless career opportunities open to those who pursue an accounting degree.

History

The Kentucky Society of CPAs (KyCPA) was founded in 1924. In 1961, KyCPA established an Educational Foundation to strengthen and advance the profession through enriched educational programs and scholarships.

Structure

The Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for educational and charitable purposes as a 501(c)3. It is governed by nine CPA trustees. In 2010, the board of trustees adopted new Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws to better serve the Foundation and KyCPA. The trustees are responsible for all fiduciary decisions of the Foundation and have been charged with oversight of an investment policy to govern donations given by individuals, firms and companies. 

All donations are tax deductible. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Create a Legacy Campaign Giving Levels

Legacy Leaders Circle – Named Scholarships
(Contributions of $50,000 to $74,999)
Benefits:

  • A permanent named scholarship for your company or honoree of your choice;
  • The opportunity to determine the application criteria for your scholarship recipients;
  • Recognition in every edition of The Kentucky CPA Journal, sent to 5,000 CPAs six times each year for ten years;
  • Large engraved recognition plaque at KyCPA headquarters;
  • Your Named Scholarship will be circulated to every Kentucky college and university;
  • Annual press release to the Courier-Journal and to the scholarship recipients’ hometown media;
  • Your Named Scholarship will be given special recognition in the annual KyCPA Spring Awards Banquet program and announced annually from the podium;
  • Your named scholarship will be prominently displayed at the KyCPA Annual Members Meeting and Leadership Luncheon. 

Heritage Circle
(Contributions of $25,000 to $49,999)
Benefits:

  • Large engraved recognition plaque at KyCPA headquarters building;
  • Recognition in every edition of The Kentucky CPA Journal, sent to 5,000 CPAs six times each year for five years;
  • Your company or firm name will be included in the list of donors published in the annual KyCPA Spring Awards Banquet program;
  • Your name will be displayed annually at the KyCPA Annual Members Meeting and Leadership Luncheon 

Destiny Circle
(Contributions of $10,000 to $24,999)
Benefits:

  • Large engraved recognition plaque at KyCPA headquarters building;
  • Recognition in every edition of The Kentucky CPA Journal, sent to 5,000 CPAs six times each year for five years;
  • Your name will be included in the list of donors published in the annual KyCPA Spring Awards Banquet program;
  • Your name will be displayed annually at the KyCPA Annual Members Meeting and Leadership Luncheon.

Honor Circle
(Contributions of $2,500 to $9,999)
Benefits:

  • Small engraved recognition plaque at KyCPA headquarters building;
  • Recognition in every edition of The Kentucky CPA Journal, sent to 5,000 CPAs six times each year for five years;
  • Your name will be included in the list of donors published in the annual KyCPA Spring Awards Banquet program for five years;
  • Your name will be displayed annually at the KyCPA Annual Members Meeting and Leadership Luncheon for five years.

Gratzer Circle
(Contributions of $1,000 to $2,499)
Benefits:

  • Recognition at KyCPA headquarters building;
  • Recognition in every edition of The Kentucky CPA Journal, sent to 5,000 CPAs six times each year for five years;
  • Your name will be included in the list of donors published in the annual KyCPA Spring Awards Banquet program for five years;
  • Your name will be displayed annually at the KyCPA Annual Members Meeting and Leadership Luncheon for five years.

Scholars Circle
(Contributions of $500 to $999)
Benefits:

  • Recognition in every edition of The Kentucky CPA Journal, sent to 5,000 CPAs six times each year for five years;
  • Your name will be included in the list of donors published in the annual KyCPA Spring Awards Banquet program for five years;
  • Your name will be displayed annually at the KyCPA Annual Members Meeting and Leadership Luncheon for five years.

Caring Circle
(Contributions of $100 to $499)
Benefits:

  • Recognition in every edition of The Kentucky CPA Journal, sent to 5,000 CPAs six times each year for five years;
  • Your name  will be included in the list of donors published in the annual KyCPA Spring Awards Banquet program for five years;
  • Your name will be displayed annually at the KyCPA Annual Members Meeting and Leadership Luncheon for five years.

In-Kind Gifts
Benefits based on level of gift:

  • Large engraved recognition plaque at KyCPA headquarters building;
  • Recognition in every edition of The Kentucky CPA Journal, sent to 5,000 CPAs six times each year for five years;
  • Your name will be included in the list of donors published in the annual KyCPA Spring Awards Banquet program;
  • Your name will be displayed annually at the KyCPA Annual Members Meeting and Leadership Luncheon.
For more information regarding the Educational Foundation contact Julie Salvagio at jsalvaggio@kycpa.org or 502.266.5272 or 800.292.1754.