College is expensive.
You were once in their shoes.
Thank you for your generous support of the
Educational Trust Fund Golf Tournament.
Tournament Honors Memory of Founding Member John MacLean
CTCPA Past President and
Educational Trust Fund
Golf Tournament founding
member John A. MacLean
passed away in August.
John was a member of the
society for nearly 40 years
and served as president
in 1991-1992. In addition
to his years of service on
the Board of Governors,
he was a dedicated
volunteer on a number of
committees and taskforces including
but certainly not limited to the Nominating Committee, the
Audit Committee, and the Educational Trust Fund.
Many knew John from his longtime service planning the
Educational Trust Fund Golf Tournament; he was an active
supporter of the tournament from its inception until the time
of his passing.
This year's tournament featured a new putting green
contest dedicated in John's memory, with all funds raised
going toward scholarships for aspiring CPAs.
The CTCPA Educational Trust Fund
helps tomorrow's CPAs today
by providing scholarships and grants to
accounting students at Connecticut
high schools, colleges, and universities.
"There is no other way for me to describe
the CTCPA other than that it is a godsend."
Two-time Educational Trust Fund scholarship recipient
Louis Santa Barbara (second from left in above photo),
a senior at Post University, spoke at the evening reception
to thank players and sponsors for their support and to
describe how receiving the Rising Senior Accounting
Scholarship and Connecticut High School Accounting
Scholarship provided invaluable support and inspiration on
his path to one day becoming a Connecticut CPA.
(from left) Educational Trust Fund chair Matt Piechota, two-time scholarship
recipient and Post University senior Louis Santa Barbara, CTCPA Past
President and Post University Professor Noelle Taddei, and Post University
senior Nicole Blum enjoy the tournament's evening reception.
Tournament Interest Group members and volunteers stop for a photo op at the
putting green contest dedicated in memory of tournament founding member
John MacLean. Pictured (from left) are CTCPA Past President Charlie Frago,
tournament volunteer Bob Olivieri, Past President Greg Lainas, tournament
founding member and Past President Joe Germain, and tournament Co-Chair