The Austin CPA Chapter and CPE Foundation provide several opportunities to businesses interested in getting involved with area CPAs. The advantages of Corporate Partnerships include:
- Networking with some of the sharpest business leaders in Central Texas.
- Public relations and marketing opportunities at CPA meetings and seminars.
- Special recognition at Austin CPA Chapter events.
- Corporate recognition on the Chapter website, monthly e-newsletter and weekly updates to members.
- Web links from the Chapter website to the sponsoring corporation.
Click here to download our complete Corporate Partnership Opportunities brochure (PDF).
Click here for a list of our sponsors.
There are several events throughout the year with corporate partnerships opportunities:
Donor Restricted Scholarships
In 2004, the Austin CPA Chapter established its Scholarship Fund. Since then, it has awarded tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships to junior, senior and graduate students who plan to become CPAs and enter the accounting profession. The Chapter is pleased to announce it now offers Donor Restricted Scholarships: A person or company may donate directly to a scholarship. For more information, please download our Donor Restricted Scholarship Information Packet (PDF). The deadline for these scholarships is December 1, 2017.
LEAP Casino Night
October 19, 2017 • American Legion-Charles Johnson House
The Chapter’s robust Leaders Emerging in the Accounting Profession (LEAP) is a group of emerging CPAs, CPA candidates, accounting students and other up and coming professionals focused on career development, growth, leadership, networking and making a contribution to the Austin CPA Chapter, the profession and the community. The annual casino night hosted by LEAP invites all Chapter members and other professional associations for an evening of fun and a chance to win prizes. Click here to sponsor the LEAP Casino Night.
TSCPA-PAC Golf Tournament
November 6, 2017 • Avery Ranch Golf Club
For decades, CPA-PAC has been a powerful voice in promoting a sound Texas economy. We achieve this success through CPA-PAC as it plays a vital role in preserving the state’s business climate. Proceeds from the tournament will fund the Austin CPA-PAC which enables us to support legislators working on our behalf in the Austin area who are open to discussions on the many issues that are important to us as CPAs. Click here to sponsor the TSCPA-PAC Golf Tournament.
2017 Annual Tax Conference
November 13 & 14, 2017 • Norris Conference Center – Austin
This two day conference is the largest event produced by the Austin Chapter TSCPA CPE Foundation. Several popular partnership options include vendor booths and breakfast/lunch/break sponsors. Click here to sponsor the Annual Tax Conference.
December 14, 2017 • Baby Acapulco Arboretum
The Chapter’s Holiday Party is always so much fun as an after-work networking event at no charge to the members. Food is provided and a toy drive for SafePlace is held. Sponsorships subsidize the cost of food and entertainment. Please contact Kaira Tanwar if you’re interested in sponsoring the Holiday Party.
Annual Meeting of Members & Election of Officers
January 2018 • TBA
The Annual Meeting of Members and Election of Officers is always a very important event as we elect our Chapter leaders for the next fiscal year. Sponsorships for member meetings are $500 and include lunch for two representatives from your company, a booth and a five minute presentation to the audience. If you would like your company to have the honor of sponsoring this event, please click here for more information.
Free CPE Expo for Austin CPA Chapter Members Only
Summer 2018 • TBA
One way to thank the Austin CPA Chapter members is to give back in the form of Continuing Professional Education (CPE), which is required for most CPAs. The full-day Expo is an annual event proved to be highly popular with CPAs in a variety of fields. Opportunities include vendor booths and lunch sponsors.
2018 CFO/Controllers Conference
September 2018 • Norris Conference Center – Austin
Each year, you can count on the Austin CPA Chapter CFO/Controllers Conference for the latest and greatest information on topics of importance for CFOs, Controllers and other business and industry professionals. Click here to sponsor the CFO/Controllers Conference.
Annual Scholarship Fundraising Dinner
This one-of-a-kind event encompasses aspects many professionals want out of an association: Networking, Continuing Education Credit, Community Involvement and Fun! At the same time, money is being raised to support the Austin Chapter TSCPA CPE Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Bowl-a-Thon Scholarship Fun-Raiser
The Bowl-a-Thon is a family-friendly event. Participants are encouraged to form teams and there are several sponsorship opportunities from $100 to $500 available to help underwrite the event. Two hours of bowling, shoes and snacks will be provided to all bowlers. Individual prizes will be distributed and children will receive goodie bags for participating.
Wine Tasting Scholarship Fundraiser – This event is usually scheduled in late Fall/early Spring. It is a fun event where all attendees enjoy wine samples, hors d’oeuvres, networking and will be given a chance to win great door prizes.
Networking Events – Typically two larger after-work events are scheduled shortly following the major tax deadlines of April 15 and October 15. Corporate sponsorships subsidize the cost of food for the members.
Newsletter – The Chapter’s e-newsletter is published monthly to more than 3,000 CPAs and business professionals in the greater Austin area. Sponsorship opportunities range from traditional business card-type placement to full newsletter sponsorship. Click here for details or contact Linda Messing.
Volunteer Appreciation Party – The Chapter could not get anything accomplished without the assistance of its wonderful member volunteers. A party to thank them is given in either April or May on a week night or weekend. Corporate partnerships subsidize the fees associated with food and entertainment.
Monthly Free CPE Programs – CPE is the biggest benefit to Chapter members and normally a two to four-hour course is offered per month. Many corporate sponsors are interested in presenting an educational course and providing breakfast or lunch as well. The Chapter CPE Foundation helps accredit and market the course to CPAs in the Austin area.
Other Opportunities may include sponsoring our softball team, Future CPA/Student and New CPA events, required Ethics courses, Sunrise CPE programs and a variety of other activities planned throughout the year.
If you would like to sponsor one of the above-mentioned events or have an idea for sponsorship, please contact Kaira Tanwar.
ABOUT THE AUSTIN CPA CHAPTER
The Austin CPA Chapter was organized on January 19, 1939 with eight members. Today, the Chapter has more than 2,000 members and serves CPAs in 13 Central Texas Counties: Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Gillespie, Hays, Kimble, Lee, Llano, Mason, Menard, Travis and Williamson.
The Austin CPA Chapter is a nonprofit voluntary professional organization whose members are licensed Texas CPAs. Professionally, 45% of our members practice public accounting, 27% work in industry and 7% work in education or government.
We provide affordable, quality continuing professional education (CPE) for CPAs and their staff and support the programs of the TSCPA CPE Foundation.
Other benefits of membership include discounts for various programs and services, networking opportunities, active referral service and resume bank.
The Chapter’s Training Facility is also available for rent.
If you would like to sponsor an event or have an idea for sponsorship, please contact Kaira Tanwar.