Making a Difference

The Rhode Island Society of CPAs certainly embraces the philosophy of making a difference by supporting the community. Twenty three years ago, RISCPA launched its Charitable Golf Outing. Today, the event draws a healthy group of the area’s finest professionals all playing to support one of the Ocean State’s worthy charitable organizations. Over the years, the Society was fortunate to accumulate funds earmarked for donations. In an effort to appropriately memorialize these monies, RISCPA commenced its relationship with The Rhode Island Foundation by establishing the RISCPA Philanthropic Fund. Now, through our foundational arm, if you will, we’re able to grow our fund through donations and by the RIF’s attractive investment return.

RISCPA also provides scholarships to aspiring matriculating accounting students. Recognizing it’s important to support the “seeds” of our profession, we’re proud to offer the Carl Christensen and Cheryl Ruggiero Scholarships. Each year we award ten excellent students monies toward their educational pursuits.

RISCPA also recognizes the individuals who have attained the highest CPA exam scores. This rigorous challenge is no easy task and we’re proud to present a gold medal to the highest and a silver medal to the runner-up.