Educational Foundation

About The OSCPA Educational Foundation

Since 1985, The OSCPA Educational Foundation has awarded more than $1.9 million in financial assistance to over 1,200 deserving students. The support these college students receive from the Foundation helps to ensure qualified candidates will be available to meet the growing demand for the CPA profession.

Read the 2018-19 Educational Foundation Annual Report for a list of scholarship recipients and a complete list of donors.

Our Goal

The Foundation's goal is to:

  • Increase the number of scholarships awarded to high-achieving college students pursuing a CPA career;
  • Raise the dollar amounts of scholarships — critical in light of the increasing costs of higher education; and
  • Offer scholarships that encourage candidates considering a career change to pursue an advanced education in accounting.

To achieve this goal, we have partnered with the OSCPA Career Development Committee to expose students to the accounting profession. The Foundation requests your financial assistance to help prepare and support a growing number of promising students.


Annually the Foundation strives to increase the number of scholarships offered to college students.

Your contributions are a vital part of ensuring enough accounting professionals for the future. By contributing to the Foundation you will help students achieve their educational goals and secure a pipeline of qualified future CPA candidates in Oregon.

Endowment Funds

Many contributors have established and funded endowments that help ensure the continued success of the scholarship program. A donor may establish a new endowment or contribute to an existing endowment.

Established Endowment Funds

  • Lynne M. Angland Memorial Endowment
  • Stephen P. & Mayno Blanding Endowment
  • Myron J. Fleck Endowment
  • James B. Gaffney Endowment
  • Robert L. Gantenbein Memorial Endowment
  • Randell C. Guyer & Son Endowment
  • Robert F. Isler Memorial Endowment
  • Raymond & Marilyn Johnson Endowment

  • Anna L. May Endowment
  • Anna L. May 5th Year Endowment
  • Suzanne P. McGrath Endowment
  • Melvin T. Nygaard Endowment
  • Jan Ellen Pailthorp Endowment
  • Alan L. Steiger Endowment
  • Donald L. Tang Endowment

Planned Giving

Some members donate securities, establish an endowment through a life insurance policy, or include a bequest for the Foundation in their will. The OSCPA Educational Foundation can share all the details on these and other planned gift options with interested donors. For more information visit our Planned Giving page or call 503-597-5472 / 800-255-1470, ext. 127.

For additional information about The OSCPA Educational Foundation, please contact Tonna Hollis; 503-597-5472 / 800-255-1470, ext. 129.