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Arizona CPA Foundation for 
Education & Innovation


The Arizona CPA Foundation for Education & Innovation supports efforts of the Arizona Society of CPAs to attract and prepare individuals with the highest potential for contribution to the accounting profession in Arizona through initiatives in formal education.


The Arizona CPA Foundation for Education & Innovation influences the choices of high-potential students to enter the accounting profession in Arizona.

Donate to the Foundation

Please help promote the profession by donating to the Arizona CPA Foundation for Education & Innovation

Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible.


The Foundation awards scholarships to high school seniors and university students pursuing an education in accounting in Arizona.

Excellence in Teaching Award

An instructor at one of the three public universities is honored for the person's contributions as an educator. Candidates are evaluated based on their contributions in:

  • educational innovation
  • accounting research and publication
  • student motivation
  • student development activities and organizations
  • accessibility to students
  • evaluation of classroom teaching performance by students and peers

Right: Scott Emett, 2023 awardee

2023-2024 Foundation Board of Directors

Rachael Crump

Eugene Park

Joseph Heidleburg

Julia Miessner

Nancy Thomas