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CPA Generosity: By the Numbers
It seems as though each time I put together an issue
of Connecticut CPA, I find myself struggling to find
space to fit in all the news of CPAs doing great things,
both for the profession and to benefit the community.
At holiday time, this generosity seems to kick into
high gear. As a case in point, this issue's cover fea-
tures members ringing in the holiday season at vari-
ous CTCPA events that all supported the Foodshare
food bank.
Since I know CPAs like facts and figures, I thought I'd share some of this year's
CPA generosity by the numbers:
The amount raised by CTCPA new and young professionals' events
and drives this past year to benefit groups including marines in
Afghanistan, Relentless Against Cancer, Mothers Against Drunk Driv-
ing, and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The amount of financial support awarded to aspiring CPAs and
college accounting programs by the CTCPA Educational Trust Fund
this year. See page 19 for photos of some of the most recent grant
and scholarship recipients.
The number of member-supported not-for-profits and charitable
organizations we've mentioned on the pages of Connecticut CPA in
the past year. Check out the Member Snapshots starting on page 27
for some of this issue's beneficiaries, including Habitat for Humanity,
Think Pink Rocks, and the American Diabetes Association.
As I write this, Academic and Career Coordinator Alicia Strong is traversing the
state to collect thousands of books donated to the CPA Book Drive to benefit
Read to Grow, a Connecticut early learning organization. We'll share photos of
the companies and schools that participated in the next issue, once we've had
time to pack up the huge piles of books and get them on their way to local kids.
Keep it up, CPAs! We're proud of the work that you do and we can't wait to see
what great things you'll accomplish in 2014.
See you next issue,
A publication of the Connecticut
Society of Certified Public Accountants
CTCPA Board of Directors
Camille R. Murphy
Brian J. Kelleher
Michael J. Hanlon
Bruce L. Blasnik
Amber D. Tucker
Pamela Q. Weaver
Michael D. Frenza
CTCPA Advisory Council Chair
Connecticut CPA Staff
Arthur J. Renner
Executive Director
Kirsten F. Piechota
Managing Editor/
Graphic Designer
Caitlin Q. Bailey O'Neill
Assistant Editor
Mark Zampino
Julie E. McNeal
January/February 2014
Vol. 55, Issue 1
Opinions expressed in bylined articles ap-
pearing in this publication are those of the
author(s) and do not necessarily reflect
CTCPA opinions or positions nor do they
constitute endorsements.
Connecticut CPA (USPS #004 433) is
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members of the Connecticut Society of CPAs
by the CTCPA, 716 Brook Street, Suite 100,
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Kirsten Piechota, Managing Editor
Editor's Note
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