In Foundation News:
No Limits Update
December 12, 2017
The Fundraising Efforts Continue for the CPA Education Foundation – Not There Yet!
Since September 2017, the CPA Education Foundation has reignited efforts to raise funds for the No Limits initiative. The goal and agenda for No Limits is an ambitious one, with the hopes of raising $150,000 by January 2018 to create career paths for Indigenous Albertans to pave the way for future CPAs and strengthen the profession.
We are now nearing the end of our fundraising initiative and are currently at 72% of our $150,000 goal. This means, that within the coming months, we must raise over $40,000 for the cause. We want to thank all of our previous donors for helping us get this far, and urge potential donors to take up this cause so we may continue along this path to success for Indigenous Albertans and accounting education in Alberta. Future CPAs are counting on you. Donate today.
The CPA Education Foundation Donor Spotlight - Dawn Goulet-Soetaert CPA, CA, CMA
November 9, 2017
Dawn is a long-time supporter of the CPA Education Foundation. She most recently gave a generous donation to our No Limits initiative; a cause we found out is near and dear to her heart. In 1995, when she and her husband realized they were unable to have children of their own, they became the guardians of two Aboriginal children, aged 7 and 9. Because of this, she knows all too well the struggles that our Indigenous population faces today. Although her children are now in their 30’s and have children of their own, she is still supporting them financially and emotionally. She is currently raising her daughter’s eldest child and helping her daughter out of an abusive relationship and into a better lifestyle. It is because of these struggles she sees first-hand that the No Limits initiative spoke to her. Dawn says, “As accountants we recognize that financial stability of any kind enables other healing to happen…we need to enable our Indigenous population to heal itself. We will be a much better society for it.”
Dawn was drawn to accounting at a young age. Her interest was piqued in a bookkeeping class in high school and from then on, she was hooked. She currently works at Hawkings Tinney LLP, lives on a farm with her husband, and enjoys the outdoors and birdwatching.
The Foundation thanks Dawn and all of our donors deeply for their contributions and commitment to accounting education in Alberta. None of our work would be possible without your support.