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Arizona CPA Foundation for 
Education & Innovation

The Foundation's Mission

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.

Support the CPAs of Tomorrow

Please help promote the profession by donating to the Arizona CPA Foundation for Education & Innovation. Contributions to the Foundation are tax-deductible.

Student Scholarships

Since 1990, the Foundation has supported over 400 Arizona students on their journey to the accounting profession and the CPA exam. Today, these students they are financial experts, business leaders and certified public accountants. 

Without the generosity of people like you, we would not be able to continue this legacy of giving. Donate today!


Students can learn more about scholarship applications here. 

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: Janeé Johnson, CPA; 2024 Honoree

2024-25 Foundation Board of Directors

Barbara Gonzalez

Joe Heidleburg

Andrea Levy

Julia Miessner

Lisa Parke