FICPA Scholarship Foundation


168- FICPA Scholarship Foundation Board of Trustees


The mission of the 501(c)(3) Foundation is to provide scholarships to accounting students in the state of Florida. We encourage FICPA members to become active in fundraising, events and marketing to help 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 our 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 participating on all conference calls and volunteering at any event or activity planned by the committee.

Commitment Level: Two in-person meetings and multiple conference calls, as needed.

Liaison: Laura Cutchens |


Staff Liaison:

609- FICPA Scholarship Foundation Fundraising Committee


The Fundraising Committee’s role is to support the overall goals of raising funds to insure the financial viability and stability of the organization. Partner with staff to oversee a viable fundraising plan to establish, analyze and strategize the most effective ways to raise funds.
• Establish a fundraising plan that incorporates a series of appropriate vehicles, such as special events, campaigns, planned giving, etc.
• Assist with identifying possible major donors including corporate or individuals.
• Garner sponsorship support for all events.
• Take the lead in certain types of outreach efforts, such as chairing and/or serving on an event committee or hosting fundraising parties, etc.
• Monitor fundraising efforts to be sure that ethical practices are in place, that donors are acknowledged appropriately, and that fundraising efforts are cost-effective.

Commitment Level: Monthly conference calls, as needed.


Staff Liaison: Laura Cutchens |

601- FICPA Scholarship Foundation Marketing and Public Relations Committee


The Marketing and Communications Committee’s role is to support overall comprehensive marketing and communications strategy. Partner with staff to oversee a consistent and active communication strategy to all stakeholders for the purposes of program messaging, fundraising, awareness and branding. 

Contribute expertise to assist staff in establishing organizational marketing, branding and communication plans and initiatives. 

Build on current brand and develop creative market outreach programs that will drive new partners and friends. 

Advise staff on strategies and development for various marketing communications channels and web presences including, electronic/social media, newsletter, public relations, website and printed collateral. 

Maintain and build relationships with key industry partners and members of the press in conjunction with staff efforts. 

Identify key speaking engagements for staff and community to help market and brand the Foundation.

Commitment Level: Monthly conference calls, as needed.


Staff Liaison: Laura Cutchens |

610- FICPA Scholarship Foundation Programs Committee

The Program Committee’s role is to evaluate existing programs, oversee program expansion or development, and facilitate conversations about its programs. 
• Oversee the existing scholarship program, its timeline, processes and funding.
• Evaluate additional programs to enhance its commitment to FICPA scholars (ex: mentorship) .
• Determine appropriate program to engage alumni with the Foundation.

Commitment Level: Monthly conference calls, as needed.


Staff Liaison: Laura Cutchens |

CPE sponsors

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: