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, the South Carolina Association of CPAs has announced.

“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.”

“2018 CPAs Give” T-shirts will be available online for sale on www.scacpa.org/service for $25. The Central and Catawba Chapters have designed T-shirts for their individual Month of Service projects.

McRoy was a CPA in the Georgetown area since 1977 and merged his former practice with WebsterRogers in 1999. Since then, he served on the firm’s Executive Committee and led several of its large initiatives.

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. Skipper, 74, was a partner at WebsterRogers and energetically served the CPA community for more than 40 years.

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

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.

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

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.

Last year, firms, chapters and individuals raised $2,625 for Children’s Trust.