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Help AICPA Benevolent Fund help your colleagues.

The AICPA Benevolent Fund was started in the 1930s to assist members and their families as they struggled through various medical and financial hardships. It represents a way for CPAs to support those who have gone before them in the profession and to reach out to "take care of their own." Typically the Fund is approached when a colleague has fallen through their personal safety net and when government assistance is either very limited or unavailable.

In many such cases, the Benevolent Fund will step in, covering the cost of medications, therapy or even routine expenses. At least twice a year, the Fund's Board of Trustees and the AICPA staff person will check on the member or member's family to assess ongoing needs. Support and resources often extend beyond monetary assistance.

So, the next time you hear about the outpouring of support shown by firefighters or other professionals, know that you also can make a meaningful difference for your colleagues and their families. And if you hear of a colleague in need, remember that the AICPA too has a tradition of helping those in need through the AICPA Benevolent Fund.

If you did not contribute to the Fund through the annual dues statement but would like to make a contribution now, or if you want to make an additional contribution, send a check payable to the AICPA Benevolent Fund, c/o AICPA Cashier, Harborside Financial Center, 201 Plaza Three, Jersey City, NJ 07311. Contributions to the fund are tax deductible for 2006 if they are made by Dec. 31, 2006. To contact the Fund regarding questions or for assistance, call 201/938-3490.
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