The Nebraska CPA - December 2018

December 2018- January 2019 Foundation Establishes Vodvarka Scholarship By Don Kluthe, Foundation President & Joni Sundquist, Society President Providing college scholarships to future Nebraska CPAs has been a priority for the Foundation of the Nebraska Society of CPAs for the past four decades—but never more so than under the leadership of former Society President Dan Vodvarka. That’s why the Foundation Board of Trustees has voted to establish a scholarship in Dan’s name. Under Dan’s leadership, the Foundation significantly increased its impact. During Dan’s first year of service in 1990, the Foundation provided $31,300 in grants and scholarships to 27 students. This year, during Dan’s final year of service, a record 72 students at 14 Nebraska colleges and universities received Foundation scholarships, from $1,500 to $3,500 each, totaling $127,500. Given Dan’s significant contributions and devotion to the CPA profession over the past 28 years, please consider a meaningful gift to the Foundation, as you plan your charitable contributions. Like Dan, we believe it is our collective responsibility to help keep the “CPA pipeline” of future Nebraska accountants flowing. Join your fellow Society members by finishing 2018 with a tax-deductible investment in the future of the CPA profession in Nebraska! When Society members like you give to our Foundation, you are helping to lay the groundwork for the success of future CPAs. Make a donation to the Vodvarka Scholarship through the Society Foundation at .  Volunteer for the Society in 2019! Committee Members Needed for Society Education & Advocacy Efforts What are you doing to improve your future? The Society is now offering you the opportunity to expand your professional network and improve your leadership skills while helping to strengthen your Society and create a better tomorrow for CPAs throughout Nebraska. We are seeking CPA volunteers to serve on the Society’s 10 committees beginning in April 2019:  Accounting Careers  Continuing Professional Education  Ethics  Fall CPE Conference Planning  Governmental Accounting & Auditing  Industry  Legislation  Not-For-Profit  Political Education  Taxation Serving on a committee will help keep you attuned to issues that may affect your profession. At the same time, you will be expanding your professional knowledge while ensuring your Society remains CPA driven. To volunteer, complete the Committee Service Volunteer Form on page 5 and email to by January 25, 2019, or fill out the online form at .  The Society office will be closed December 24-25 and January 1. Official Publication of the Nebraska Society of CPAs