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January 24, 2024

What’s Happening Around Texas: Month of Service and Career Awareness

TXCPA’s Accounting Opportunities Month, held in conjunction this year with our annual Month of Service, showcased the remarkable dedication of members in making a meaningful impact in your communities. Through volunteer efforts like visiting classrooms and supporting local causes, TXCPA members inspired future CPAs and contributed to charitable organizations across Texas.

The diverse range of activities, from educational and career awareness outreach to charitable initiatives, displayed the collective strength and generosity of TXCPA members. The activities not only benefited local communities but also highlighted the broader role CPAs play beyond their professional roles. The success of this initiative underscores the importance of members giving back and inspiring the next generation.

We thank all the TXCPA members who participated for your commitment and impact during Month of Service and Accounting Opportunities Month, showcasing your generosity and desire to make a positive change in Texas. Here are a few of the ways members and chapters participated in November.

Month of Service

TXCPA Fort Worth members participated in SANTACCOUNTANTS for the 34th year! This year, generous TXCPA members collected new toys and warm clothes for 745 kids in Tarrant and Hood counties.

TXCPA member Karen Horne, CPA-Fort Worth, handcrafted 15 beautiful
quilts for children at the Center for Transforming Lives during TXCPA’s Month of Service. The quilts were wrapped and distributed during the SANTACCOUNTANTS program.

TXCPA Wichita Falls members volunteered at a local food bank. The chapter collected 453 pounds of food.

n November 7, TXCPA Houston members and guests volunteered at the Houston Food Bank.

TXCPA’s Strategic Partner, Goodman Financial, embraced the season of giving by providing each of their 23 employees with $1,000 to donate to their favorite charity.

Accounting Opportunities Month

On November 7, Christine Wells, CPA-Central Texas, gave an accounting careers presentation to University of Mary Hardin Baylor students. There were about 25 students in attendance.

TXCPA Austin and Austin Community College partnered to offer a Career Fair to student members on November 11 at the ACC Highland Campus.

On November 14, Rachel Glasser, CPA-Fort Worth, volunteered her time to help students at The University of Texas at Arlington complete a risk assessment case study.

On November 16, Jeffrey McCormick, CPA-San Angelo, spoke to students at Angelo State University’s Beta Alpha Psi monthly meeting. During his presentation, Jeffrey discussed the many different career opportunities available to those with accounting degrees and the benefits of obtaining a CPA license.