Last Tuesday, Roger CPA Review was happy to host their first charity event in support of ACAP (Accounting Career Awareness Program), raising nearly $3000.00 for this wonderful charity. ACAP helps minority high school students in Western Washington gain exposure to the business world and encourage them to pursue college and eventually a business finance/accounting career.
Attendees included several board members of ACAP, employees of The Big 4, private firms, Accounting professors from surrounding Universities, and the WSCPA. Also in attendance were past recipients of ACAPls program for underprivileged youth. All in all, there was a great turnout from Seattle to show support for a wonderful charity, while learning about the Nation's fastest growing CPA review course!
Throughout the night, proceeds were raised through raffles donated by local businesses, as well as large silent auction items including a round of golf and lunch for three with Boh Dickey, COO of Safeco and the founder of ACAP.
The proceeds raised through Roger CPA Review and the generosity of the Seattle Accounting Industry will send at least 5 students to ACAP's summer Residency Week. During this week, students are introduced to accounting, finance, economics, and management through a customized curriculum involving guest lecturers from the business community and minority role models. Students selected for the residency week receive scholarships covering the total cost of the program.
Thank you everyone who made this event a great success!