Educational Foundation

The mission of the MSCPA’s Educational Foundation is to inspire and support the next generation of CPAs in Massachusetts.


The Foundation:

  • Is entirely funded by donations from our members;
  • Supports the Careers in Accounting and Management Professions (CAMP) program; and
  • Funds scholarships for undergraduate and graduate accounting students in and from Massachusetts.

Support Us

Help us reach our goal of $1 Million by donating today!

Our Impact

The Educational Foundation has impacted hundreds of lives since it started over 10 years ago.

  • Since 2006, the Educational Foundation has awarded $894,050 in scholarships to college accounting students.
  • The Educational Foundation has given out 185 scholarships to future CPAs. The average scholarship is $2,500.
  • Over 400 students have participated in the CAMP program since its inception.


Meet some of our scholarship recipients:

Support Your Profession

Help today’s student become tomorrow’s CPA. Join a growing list of accounting firms giving to the MSCPA Firm Scholarship Program. View the list of 2018 contributors here

2018-2019 Educational Foundation Board of Directors

  • David J. Clarkson - Bentley University
  • Shanikwa Davis, CPA - S. Davis Tax Consultants
  • David M. Desmarais, CPA - KLR
  • Santiago A. Fernandez-Suarez, CPA - Deloitte
  • Yarice Hidalgo - ALPFA Boston
  • William D. Mahoney CPA, CGMA - Edelstein & Company
  • John M. Micalizzi - RSM
  • Robert S. Miller, CPA - CBIZ MHM
  • George R. Neble, CPA - AVALT
  • Mark W. Nichols, CPA, MBA, MST - Mark W. Nichols, CPA PC
  • Ike Okonkwo - NABA Boston
  • Mary-Joan Pelletier Potvin, CPA, CGMA - Suffolk University
  • Amy K. Phelan, CPA - tonneson + co
  • Amy A. Pitter - MSCPA
  • Michael J. Poirier, CPA, CGMA - BDO USA
  • Kathryn A. Polak,CPA, CGMA - Radius
  • Kerry A. Stakem - PwC

2018 Scholarship Selection Committee

  • David J. Clarkson - Bentley University
  • John M. Micalizzi - RSM
  • Mary-Joan Pelletier Potvin, CPA, CGMA - Suffolk University
  • Amy K. Phelan, CPA - tonneson + co
  • Michael J. Poirier, CPA, CGMA - BDO USA

To learn more about the Foundation or the Society’s student recruitment efforts, contact Erica DeBiase at 617.303.2403 or