Accounting Firms Giving Competition

The Mason Accounting Program Board has challenged all William & Mary alumni in the accounting industry to surpass the university’s goal of 40 percent alumni participation with an ambitious goal of 60 percent of alumni in the accounting industries giving by 2020.

The 2019 Accounting Firms Giving Competition commences on One Tribe One Day, April 16, 2019, with gifts counting until June 30, 2019. Each of the Big Four and seven other major accounting firms will be competing to see which firm has the greatest Tribe Pride, through giving back to the Mason School and William & Mary. Our 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.

By the numbers

2019 Accounting Firm Challenge Final Chart


Miriam Fleming, Associate Director of Development
(757) 221-2929
Miller Hall 2046C

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