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Connecticut CPA
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July/August 2012
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ETF Golf Tournament
By the Numbers
Totalraisedinthe1995golftournament
(attheHartfordGolfClub):
$6,483.
Totalraisedinlastyear'sgolf
tournament(atTheCountry
ClubofWaterbury):
$25,186.
Totalraisedoverthepast17years:
$310,075.
NumberofCandidate'sAwards
givenoutsince1999toaspiringCPAs:
55.
Scholarshipmoneyawarded:
$160,000.
"It'sagreatopportunitytotakeafew
clientsoutfortheday,enjoythetime
outoftheoffice,andgettoknowyour
clientsonapersonalbasis."
After playing in the tournament three
consecutiveyears,Lainasgotaphone
callfrom
CharlieFragoaskinghimto
join the Golf Committee. Since then,
Lainashasbeeninstrumentalinlanding
emcees from his former employer,
ESPN, sponsorships from numerous
corporate friends (and his own com-
pany­RobertHalfhasbeenthemain
tournament sponsor three years run-
ning),andraffleprizes.
LainasfollowedFrago'srecruitinglead
by bringing ESPN Senior Director of
Accounting
BethMoran-Berryontothe
committeefouryearsago.Moran-Berry
servedaschairin2010and2011­even
thoughshewaseightmonthspregnant
withtwinsatthe2011tournament.
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