Letter from the Executive Director

Dear Donors and Friends,

I just finished signing several thank-you letters addressed to Foundation donors who made a gift in the past few days. I make it a point to sign all of these letters personally and, as often as I can, add a personal note of thanks as well.

While this can be time consuming at certain times of the year, looking at each letter, at each donor’s name, and signing my name personally is so important to me. It reminds me that each gift, whether it’s $50, $100, or $1,000, helps the Foundation carry out its mission of attracting the best and brightest students to the CPA profession. It reminds me that the Foundation has friends and supporters all over the state – and some out-of-state! – that believe in our work, trust our stewardship of their gift and are partners with us for the benefit of students and this great profession.

It is such a privilege to sign each and every donor thank-you letter. While it’s a small task in the grand scheme of things, it’s a task that I embrace and really is at the heart of all that I do. Because you, our donors, are at the heart of all we do!

I extend my sincerest gratitude to each of you who has included The Ohio CPA Foundation on your list of philanthropic priorities. And I look forward to signing many more donor thank-you letters as we kick off our fall fundraising campaign! Be on the lookout for a letter or email from the Foundation soon asking for your support. You make everything we do possible!

As always, please contact me if you have any questions or if you’d like to learn more. You can reach me at kwest@ohiocpa.com or (800) 686-2727 ext. 2235. 


Karen West, CAE
Executive Director

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