A scholarship fund in memory of former SCACPA President H. McRoy Skipper, CPA, is being launched in conjunction with October’s 2018 Month of Service.

“I can’t think of a better way to honor McRoy Skipper than by establishing this scholarship,” said Robert M. Tilton, CPA, a fellow partner of Skipper’s at WebsterRogers LLP. “McRoy’s dedication to the profession was obvious in all that he did, and he recognized the importance of passing the value of the profession and the CPA credential on to the next generation – myself included. From the day I joined WebsterRogers, McRoy was there with words of wisdom and a supportive smile that only he could provide.”

Donations to the scholarship fund can be made at www.scacpa.org/service. Also, proceeds from the sales of SCACPA’s “2018 CPAs Give” T-shirts will be included in the drive.

SCACPA is planning a tribute to McRoy during our Fall Fest Accounting Conference on Thursday, Nov. 15.  If you would like to share a few words about McRoy or have photos, please contact Lisa McGee at lmcgee@scacpa.org.

Skipper, 74, energetically served the CPA community for more than 40 years.

He was a CPA in the Georgetown area since 1977 and merged his former practice with WebsterRogers in 1999. He served on the firm’s Executive Committee and led several of its large initiatives. As a WebsterRogers partner, Skipper managed its Georgetown and Pawleys Island locations.

Skipper was President of the SCACPA Board of Directors in 1995 and has been lauded by the Association with the Distinguished Public Service Award (1995), Service to the Profession Award (2005) and was named among “100 Influential People in Accounting” during SCACPA’s 2015 centennial year.

In addition to his service as a SCACPA Board Member, McRoy was a chair and member of numerous Association panels, including the Professional Relations Task Force, Leadership Selection and Succession Committee, 100-Year Committee and the Educational Fund Trustees. He was also a former Chairman of the South Carolina Board of Accountancy.

McRoy was heavily involved in his community, including being the chairman of the Tidelands Health Board of Trustees. Other leadership roles for local organizations included the Georgetown Rotary, Charleston Southern University, Winyah Indigo Society, Georgetown Economic Development Alliance and Georgetown Water and Sewer District.

Near the end of August, H. McRoy Skipper Jr. and his wife, Jo, both died in a tragic multi-vehicle traffic accident on a North Carolina interstate.

Jo, 73, was a deacon at Lakewood Baptist Church and part-owner of Regal Printing. The Skippers had been married for 54 years.