About The Ohio CPA Foundation

Students today are the CPAs of tomorrow. They are the financial business leaders, consultants and advisors. But how will they know if a career in accounting is right for them?

The Ohio CPA Foundation creates opportunities for students to:

  • Get an inside look at the profession.
  •  Meet CPAs and learn about career paths they may have never considered.
  •  Be inspired to pursue an accounting degree and become a CPA.

Why is our work important?

It’s no secret that the CPA profession is aging. Today, a full third of all OSCPA members are in their 50s and moving toward retirement.  Trends point to a possible shortage of CPAs in the near future.

And competition for the best and brightest talent has never been higher, with the increase of STEM education pulling students into science and technology fields.  With the number of high school graduates in Ohio projected to decline by up to 15% over the next decade, the pool of potential future CPAs is getting even smaller.

The Ohio CPA Foundation is committed to showcasing the accounting profession and all it has to offer to inspire students today to become the next generation of CPAs.

Learn more about the ways The Ohio CPA Foundation is supporting the future of the profession.

Case for Support

Your support matters. Our work would not be possible without the financial gifts and volunteer time of OSCPA members and others who share in this passion.

Read our 2015 Case for Support for more information about why this cause is important and how we can make a difference together.

Foundation Leadership

The Foundation is governed by a 13-member Board of Trustees. View the 2015-16 board roster. 

Annual Report

Learn more about our work, see our list of donors, and review our financial statements in our most recent annual report.


Staff Contacts

Karen J. West, CAE
Executive Director
(800) 686-2727, ext. 344

Jerad Wood
Development Manager 
(800) 686-2727, ext. 315


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