The MACPA Foundation
The MACPA Foundation works to create a strong and diverse talent pipeline to secure the future of our profession.
People are the cornerstone of the CPA profession. We're here for them.
The MACPA Foundation works to build a strong and diverse talent pipeline with resources for future CPAs and educators. We support diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, provide training, grant scholarships, and facilitate mentorship connections in order to increase growth and engagement. Your support helps the profession succeed.
We believe CPAs are invaluable and anyone who wants to enter the profession should be able to do so – regardless of socioeconomic background. Everything we do is in pursuit of a stronger, more diverse CPA profession.
Building Future Leaders
Through programs like Student Leadership Academy and the MACPA Champion Program, we give students and young professionals leadership skills, training, and experience. Our work also supports educators who teach the next generation of CPAs throughout Maryland.
Our scholarship program gives financial assistance to accounting students at Maryland colleges and universities. Each year, we invest thousands of dollars in aid so that promising students can achieve their educational goals.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
A diverse profession is a strong profession. The MACPA Foundation supports events like the Women to Watch Awards, Women’s Conference, and other programs that celebrate and enhance diversity within the CPA profession.
The MACPA Mentorship program matches young professionals with experienced mentors. We facilitate meaningful connections between program participants so new professionals can hit the ground running and make a greater impact.
Your support matters! Make a donation today and support a stronger CPA profession. Donations can be made in monthly or annual intervals, or on a one-time basis. Learn more about how your firm or organization can get involved.
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Read our annual report to learn about the Foundation’s mission, the accomplishments of our participants, and future initiatives.
“I think about this question frequently. What if more students were exposed to accounting? What if more students had an ecosystem that motivated, encouraged and supported them on their journey to becoming a CPA? What if more students saw professionals that looked like them? What if is a question of endless possibilities, but it also needs execution to move beyond good intentions.”
– Chair, Kimberly N. Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, CISA
George S. Willie has been a practicing CPA for over 40 years. He has served as the managing partner of Bert Smith & Co. for many years. His areas of practice have been principally in the audits of healthcare, not-for-profit, and governmental entities. George is passionate about the accounting profession and is totally dedicated to the diversity of the profession.
For many years George has been named by Accounting Today as one of the nation's (USA) Most Influential Accountants.
George has served as the Chair of the AICPA PCPS Executive Committee, the Board of Directors of the AICPA, the Board of the CPA Exam, and a two terms member of the Yellow Book Advisory Council of the GAO – and served two terms as the US Representative to IFAC–SMP Committee.
George holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Magna Cum Laude) in accounting from Howard University, a Master of Business Administration in finance from American University, and an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from the University of the West Indies.
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To learn more about the MACPA Foundation, contact Rebekah Olson, CPA, CEO MACPA: firstname.lastname@example.org, 443.632.2320