Accounting Firms Giving Competition

The 2021 Accounting Firms Giving Competition is an initiative supported by the Mason Accounting Programs Board to boost alumni giving to the Mason School and William & Mary. All gifts made by alumni of the participating firms to William & Mary between January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021 count towards their firm's rankings. The competition is comprised of each of the Big Four and six other major accounting firms. The firms are competing to see which firm's alumni have the greatest Tribe Pride through giving back to the Mason School and William & Mary. The goal is participation, so any gift to the University counts for this challenge.

In addition to helping your firm's participation rate, your support allows today's students to benefit from the same hands-on accounting education you received.

Gifts to the Mason School Accounting Program (1161) support engaged classroom instruction from experienced faculty members, help to facilitate integrated field experiences, and support career services efforts. A gift to any area of William & Mary will count as part of the competition.

“Upon joining the Mason Faculty, I was immediately impressed by the intellectual curiosity, and level of engagement of the students in the accounting program. My 27 years of practice in the tax field have impressed upon me the need for professionals who are not only knowledgeable about the field but are enthusiastic and innovative in their approaches to issue identification and problem solving, and who lead by principle in their interactions. Our alumni are all these things and more, which is why I financially support the accounting program as a further statement of my confidence in and commitment to the accounting program, and the caliber of accounting leaders that it produces.” – Professor Rachel M. Stephens

“As a W&M accounting alumnus and long-time member of the Mason Accounting Programs Board, I have been gratified to support the continuing excellence of the W&M accounting program at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Accounting alumni have been a consistent and growing source of financial support through initiatives shared with their employers such as the annual Accounting Firms Giving Competition. The friendly sense of competition engendered by such initiatives has been key to achieving higher levels of alumni participation in support of the current accounting students and faculty.” – Frank Wood ’74

Make a gift online to help your firm climb the rankings! You can direct your gift to the Accounting Program (1161) or any area of William & Mary.

Accounting Firms Giving Competition
2021 Accounting Firms Giving Competition numbers
Firm W&M Employees Mason School Participation Other W&M Participation Total Participation & Donors
Deloitte 442 8% 15% 23% 102
EY 250 37% 11% 48% 120
PwC 170 10% 13% 23% 39
KPMG 175 13% 10% 23% 40
Grant Thornton 63 9% 7% 16% 10
BDO 34 9% 6% 15% 5
RSM 20 22% 13% 35% 7
Keiter 12 55% 4% 59% 7
Johnson Lambert 10 44% 8% 52% 5
Average Participation 23% 10% 33%

Results include gifts and pledges as of 12/17/2021. We are currently undergoing a data migration to a new database and not all gifts have been counted yet.

Questions? Contact:

Miriam Fleming, Associate Director of Development
(757) 221-2929

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