About The Ohio CPA Foundation

The Ohio CPA Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the future of the CPA profession and improving the financial lives of all Ohioans through its financial literacy, CPA-career awareness and diversity initiatives. With support from the CPA community and organizations committed to advancing the Foundation’s mission, The Ohio CPA Foundation is achieving its goals and positively impacting individuals and communities throughout Ohio.

The Ohio CPA Foundation is building a better future by:

Promoting CPA career paths to students so the CPA profession thrives in the future with the best talent pool available.

Providing resources to help kids learn about money so they can grow up to be more financially secure and invest in themselves, their families and their communities.

Awarding scholarships to Ohio’s accounting majors to help them complete their education with less financial burden.

Reaching a diverse population to better serve and reflect the changing demographics of our communities.

View the 2013-2014 Annual Report and learn about the Foundation’s current programs and how you can get involved as a participant or volunteer. Reach out to a staff contact for more information.

The Ohio CPA Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable affiliate of The Ohio Society of CPAs. All contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Staff Contacts

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

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


Mandy Hohler
Programs Coordinator
(800) 686-2727, ext. 355

The Ohio CPA Foundation Board of Trustees

The Ohio CPA Foundation has a dedicated Board of Trustees that provides the leadership, guidance and counsel that set the Foundation’s course and ensures that its activities and programs stay true to the mission and vision of the Foundation.