Foundation Committees

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The mission of the Foundation is to provide scholarships to accounting students in the state of Florida. We encourage FICPA members to become involved and active with activities that help us provide scholarships by serving a one-year term on a Foundation Committee. Foundation Committees are a great way to get connected and give back to the future of the profession. All committees meet via conference call, and members are provided a toll-free phone number to connect to the calls. Committee members are not required to meet in-person, but committee members should plan on attending all conference calls and any event or activity planned by the committee. Here is a list of current 2016-17 Foundation Committees, please find a committee that matches your interests and experience:

Endowment and Planned Giving

 

This committee is responsible for management of current Foundation endowments, developing new endowments, promoting planned giving opportunities and the new firm scholarship program. FICPA members interested in this committee should have experience and interest in assisting the Foundation with promoting endowments, planned giving, retirement, bequests and charitable annuities and trusts. The Endowment & Planned Giving Committee plans to meet quarterly via conference call in 2016-17.

Committee Members

Marketing and Public Relations

 

This committee is responsible for development and management of current Foundation marketing and outreach activities, promotional materials and annual fundraising activities. The Committee develops and administers the following programs - Jeans for Scholarships, CPA Pie Challenge, AmazonSmile, chapter scholarship presentations and annual giving campaign. FICPA members interested in this committee should have experience and interest in assisting the Foundation with marketing, advertising and/or public relations. The Marketing and Public Relations Committee plans to meet bi-monthly via conference call.

Committee Members

Chair
Brandon Perry
Raposa Perry Young, LLC

Staff Representative
Jan Dobson
Florida Institute of CPAs

Member
Jason Chorlins
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonchorlins
Kaufman, Rossin & Co, PA

Member
Jill Carlton
Glickstein, Laval, Carris, PA

Member
Chandra Clines
Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund, CPAs

Member
Paola Suarez
South Florida Business Banking-Chase

Member
Karen Vergara
Allgen Financial Advisors

Member
Vickie Tiutyama
First Step of Sarasota, Inc

Member
Jason Klein
Jason H. Klein PA

Member
George Gulisano
https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-gulisano-4813b433
Florida Skin Center

Member
Robin Knuth
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-knuth-939a6979
Miles & Thirion CPA Firm, Inc

1040K Run

 

This committee is responsible for fundraising, marketing and implementing the 1040K Run held in Coconut Grove, FL on the first Saturday after tax day. Committee members should have an interest in running and passion to raise scholarship funds for deserving South Florida accounting students. Committee members assist with outreach to CPA firms and corporate sponsors of the race. The 1040K Run Committee plans to meet bi-monthly via conference call.

Committee Members

Family Retreat

 

This committee is responsible for fundraising, marketing and implementing the Family Retreat and Golf Tournament at Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, FL the last weekend in July/first week of August. Committee members should have an interest in attending this annual 3-day event in Key Largo and promoting a family oriented networking event to raise scholarship funds for deserving accounting students. Committee members assist with outreach to CPA firms and corporate sponsors of the retreat. The Family Retreat Committee plans to meet bi-monthly via conference call.

Committee Members

Co-Chair
George Gulisano
https://www.linkedin.com/in/george-gulisano-4813b433
Florida Skin Center

Co-Chair
Jason Chorlins
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonchorlins
Kaufman, Rossin & Co, PA

Staff Representative
Jan Dobson
Florida Institute of CPAs

Member
Rick Smith


Member
Steve Morrison
Morrison Brown Argiz & Farra, LLC

Member
Carshena Allison
https://www.linkedin.com/in/carshena-thompkins-allison-cpa-mba-a9201a17
BCA Watson Rice LLP

Member
Mark Sellner
Sellner Tax Consulting, LLC

Member
Clarece Nash
Unknown Educational Institution

Member
Marie Rosier
https://www.linkedin.com/company/mmr-cpa
Marie M Rosier CPA, MBA LLC

Member
Paola Suarez
South Florida Business Banking-Chase

Member
Mamie Davis
Mamie L. Davis, PA

Member
Robin Knuth
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robin-knuth-939a6979
Miles & Thirion CPA Firm, Inc

Member
Ed Duarte
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ed-duarte-508a2939
Foreign Parts Distributors, Inc

Member
Jason Klein
Jason H. Klein PA

Member
Elizabeth Manso
https://www.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-manso-1072b013
Elizabeth D. Manso, CPA, PA

Suncoast Scramble

 

This committee is responsible for fundraising, marketing and implementing the annual Suncoast Scramble golf tournament at Oldsmar, FL (Tampa Bay) the first Friday in May. Committee members should have an interest in golfing and promoting sponsorship and player opportunities to raise scholarship funds for deserving accounting students. Committee members assist with outreach to CPA firms and corporate sponsors of the golf tournament. The Suncoast Scramble Committee plans to meet bi-monthly via conference call.

Committee Members

FICPA members interested in joining a Foundation Committee should contact Jason Zaborske, FICPA Educational Foundation at ficpascholarship@ficpa.org or 850-251-7274.