This year, money that SCACPA raises through “CPAs Give” T-shirt sales will benefit the H. McRoy Skipper, CPA named scholarship fund.
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.
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.
“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.”
There’s one more important announcement we want to share about the October Month of Service: SCACPA is announcing the launch of our Community Connected Engagement Awards.
In November, we’ll review your description of your philanthropic endeavors and announce three winners: for Large-Firm Engagement, for Small-Firm Engagement and a Difference-Maker of Distinction.
Catawba – T-shirts are available for purchase!
Proceeds will benefit the Rock Hill Food Pantry.
Central – Salvation Army
CPAs make a positive difference in their communities in many ways. Come join your fellow SCACPA Central Chapter members on Friday, Oct. 26, at Salvation Army’s Family Store at 1312 N. Millwood Ave. for a day of hands-on service. Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toed shoes and come prepared to help sort and organize donations. Lunch will be provided. Register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coastal – Beach Sweep & Happy Hour
Join your fellow SCACPA Coastal Chapter members for a day of hands-on service and help make a visible difference on Sullivan’s Island by sweeping the beach. Then come together for Happy Hour at Dunleavy’s Pub.
Foothills – Donation Drive
Start collecting hygiene items that will be donated to the Hope Center for Children. Items can be dropped off at participating businesses and firms and will be collected by the Chapter on Friday, Oct. 26. We are in need of:
- Toilet Paper
- Paper Towels
- Laundry Detergent
- Disinfectant Wipes/Sprays
- Hand Soap
- Men/Women Body Wash
- Men/Women Shampoos and Conditioners
Grand Strand – Donation Drive
The Grand Strand Chapter will be collecting food for the Waccamaw Community Foundation and the Conway Salvation Army. Dropoff for collections are at all Smith Sapp office locations and Bartlett Buie’s office at 1300 Professional Drive, No. 101, Myrtle Beach. Donations will be collected through Oct. 19.
Piedmont – Harvest Hope Food Bank
Join us on Friday, Oct. 26 from 1-3 p.m. at 2818 White Horse Road, Greenville, 29611, to box food for low-income families and seniors, bag produce and sort canned goods. Just two hours of your time can make this Month of Service project a success while helping those in need in the community.
Sea Island – Fundraiser at Bluffton Self-Help
Sea Island members will help set up for the Bluffton Self-Help annual fundraiser from 2-5 p.m. at the Waddell Mariculture Center at 211 Sawmill Creek Rd, 29910. Bluffton Self-Help aids our Sea Island neighbors with food, clothing, and educational and financial assistance. It provides programs that promote self-worth, dignity and creates a pathway to personal success.
Want to get involved with Month of Service?
We encourage each and every SCACPA member to volunteer in their communities this fall. You can participate in October’s Month of Service by donating to your favorite charity, volunteering with your Chapter’s Month of Service project or with your firm. But whatever you decide, we want to hear about it.
We know how great South Carolina CPA’s are and we want to shout it out to the rest world.
Month of Service 2017
Every Fall we encourage each and every SCACPA member to volunteer in their communities.
In fact, our members all over South Carolina came together to support several different beneficiaries. Volunteering with the Palmetto Health Walk for Life (Central Chapter), the Hope Center for Children (Foothills Chapter), Bluffton Self Help (Sea Island Chapter), Harvest Hope Food Bank, Lowcountry Foodbank, Northside Development Group, Pee Dee’s Heart Walk, and the United Way Mental Illness Recovery Center.