CFO Councils Make Generous Donation

June 16, 2021

Continuing a long-standing tradition of contributing, the Charleston CFO Council and Upstate CFO Council supported the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA) with their generous contribution toward our scholarships.  Their recent donation of $20,000 will go a long way in helping women achieve their academic goals in accounting.  These leaders continue to inspire our scholarship applicants, and we are excited to celebrate their continued commitment to the EFWA.   


EFWA Thanks Scholarship Selection Committee and Board Volunteers

June 16, 2021

The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA) would like to thank the volunteers who served on this year's scholarship selection committee and those who served on the leadership team working on fundraising efforts and coordinating and reviewing the applications. The Foundation received a record number of applications in 2021 and each was thoroughly reviewed and considered, taking countless hours.  The result of their support and dedication was the awarding of a record number of scholarships.


EWFA Partcipated in the Virtual BAP Mid-Year Meeting

February 24, 2021

EFWA was pleased to be able to participate in the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) Mid-Year Meeting held virtually on February 19, 2021.  We value our partnership with BAP and are proud that we were able to join them for the event.  EFWA hosted a booth in the virtual exhibit hall and we were able to share a little bit about who we are with students and advisors stopping by.  We used tools such as videos, brochures, links and live chat to interact with our guests and share our mission.


2021 Scholarship Application Period is Open!

January 20, 2021

EFWA is now accepting applications for our 2021 Scholarships.  Candidates may apply via our website and there is no application fee. Undergrad and Graduate applicants must submit their applications in full by April 30th.  Post-graduate candidates must submit their application in full by May 15th.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  We encourage all applicants to review the scholarship FAQs on our site before they apply.  You may call or email our office with follow-up questions. The most successful applicants tell us their story within their submissions. 


2020 Scholarships Announced

October 12, 2020

EFWA is pleased to announce that our 2020 recipients have been selected, the candidates have been notified and the awards have been sent.  Once again, we had a great turn-out of qualified and deserving candidates.  The selection process was difficult for our committee, as we narrowed the choices down.  We would love to be able to award more, and will be gearing our future fundraising towards those efforts.


Check out this Article!

February 17, 2020

One of our board members, Marcine Johnson, CPA, wrote about "Mentor-Mentee Collaborations" recently and it is published on the Strategic Finance Magazine website.  Check it out HERE.

Thanks for Sponsoring Another Year, KPMG!

December 20, 2019


KPMG has supported the EFWA for many years, with donations of both time and money.  We appreciate their generosity immensely.  For 2019, Blane Ruschak, Executive Director of Campus Recruiting at KPMG, presented a check for $5,000 to the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA) at the annual Charleston CFO Council Dinner meeting.  For the fourth year in a row, KPMG was the dinner meeting Charity Partner and donated the money to the EFWA in honor of the Charleston CFO Council.   


Thank You, Charleston CFO Council and Upstate CFO Council

December 02, 2019


The Charleston CFO Council and the Upstate CFO Council (both in South Carolina) are amazing supporters of the EFWA.  In 2019 they donated over $21,000 to our foundation, and that brings the total of the past five years to more than $60,000.  We have been able to offer more scholarships in recent years thanks to their support.  


2019 Scholarship Application Period

January 03, 2019

Our 2019 Scholarship Application Period will open by January 21st.  Undergrad and Graduate applications will be accepted through April 30th.  Doctorate candidates can apply through May 15th for the Laurals Fund Scholarship.  These awards will be made in the late summer of 2019 and will apply towards the fall semester.


EFWA Receives $15,000 From Charleston CFO Council

October 11, 2018

The Charleston CFO Council presented a check for $15,000 to the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA).  The donation is part of the Charleston CFO Council’s ongoing commitment to supporting the advancement of women in the accounting profession.  Charleston CFO Council Founder Robert Bendetti was on hand with CFO Council members Cathy Neeves, Clayton Thomason, Doug Snyder, Frank Wells, Robbie Snyder, and Amanda Fender (pictured) to present the check to EFWA Board member Alex Miller.


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