Building the Foundation

By Jason Zaborske, FICPA Educational Foundation Development Manager South Florida Golf

More than 60 golfers participated in the FICPA Educational Foundation?s (EDF) Annual Golf Classic on May 29, held at the Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge in Winter Garden. With an 8 a.m. shotgun start, the tournament conducted several contests, including a $10,000 hole-in-one and a putting contest, hosted by Hooters.Players enjoyed refreshments and a luncheon during the awards banquet. During the banquet, EDF Golf Classic Chairman John Wilkinson announced that the tournament raised more than $13,000 in scholarship funds. For the first time in five years, reigning champions CPAlliancInsurance Services did not win the tournament. Team Brechbill ? Mark Brechbill, Scott Brechbill, Greg Forrest and Robbie Bowman ? took the title of first place lowest gross with a score of 59, andTeam EGP Inc. ?
Doug Dupree, Monty West, Ken Allen and Al Ruggerio ?
won firs place lowest net with a score of 49.

Chapters ?Make a Difference?Annual Golf Classic

The EDF, which provides almost $150,000 in scholarships to fourth- and fifth-year accounting students in Florida each year, alsoraised $81,319 in scholarship funds at the FABexpo. This amount includes chapter contributions ($58,175), the EDF raffle ($1,895),silent auction ($4,250), Annual Golf Classic ($13,000) and the firstYoung CPAs Casino Night ($4,000). Board of Trustees Member Maria A. ?Mia? Thomas also contributed $500.During this year?s ?Parade of Checks,? 13 FICPA chapters contributed money to the general scholarship fund. EDF Board of Trustees member Rick Smith announced the winner of the Chapter Champions awards, including the Make a Difference Award, presented to the FICPA Gold Coast Chapter in recognition of its $25,000 foundation endowment for scholarships.

FICPA Educational Foundation Annual Golf Classic Sponsors
Annual Golf Classic
Drink Cart
Bibby Financial Services MW Inc.
CPAlliance Insurance Services
EGP Inc.
Gulf Coast Chapter
Jacksonville Chapter
LarsonAllen LLP
Natherson & Company, P.A.
Purvis, Gray & Co.

Christopher, Smith, Leonard, Bristow
& Stanell, CPAs, PA
LarsonAllen LLP


Bibby Financial Services MW Inc.
Keith L. Jones, CPA
Spoor & Associates, PA

FICPA Chapters

Atlantic Chapter
Gold Coast Chapter
Thomson Reuters

Cavanaugh & Company, CPA, LLP
Broward County Chapter
Central Florida Chapter
Southwest Florida Chapter
Suncoast Chapter
Tallahassee Chapter
West Florida Chapter