Chapter Scholarship Challenge Returns in 2018

Each year the ACFE challenges our chapters to donate to the ACFE Foundation, which helps provide scholarships to future anti-fraud professionals. The Foundation awards scholarships to students ranging from $1,000-$10,000 per student, with a total of $53,000 donated each year. In 2018, we are increasing that amount to $55,000. 

We are excited to announce the return of the Scholarship Fundraising Challenge for chapters in 2018. Last year, ACFE chapters raised more than $42,000, which broke the previous year’s record by over $13,000. ACFE chapters have donated more to the scholarship each year for the past three years and I believe we can accomplish this again in 2018. We are already off to a great start! So far, we have received $1,000 from the Long Island Chapter, along with an additional donation from the Pacific Northwest Chapter.

How does the challenge work?
There are prize packages awarded to chapters for meeting the following levels of donations. 

  • Bronze: Donations more than $500 – prize package of assorted books and merchandise
  • Silver: Donations more than $1,000 – prize package of assorted books and merchandise, including one copy of the CFE Exam Prep Course
  • Gold: Donations more than $2,500 – prize package of assorted books and merchandise, including two copies of the CFE Exam Prep Course
  • Diamond: Donations more than $5,000 – prize package of assorted books and merchandise, including four copies of the CFE Exam Prep Course and one registration to the main conference at an ACFE fraud conference* (choose from the Fraud Conference Middle East, Fraud Conference Europe, ACFE Global Fraud Conference, Fraud Conference Canada or Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific)
  • Platinum: Donations more than $7,500; prize package of assorted books and merchandise including four copies of the CFE Exam Prep Course and two registrations to the main conference at an ACFE fraud conference* (choose from the Fraud Conference Middle East, Fraud Conference Europe, ACFE Global Fraud Conference, Fraud Conference Canada or Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific)
  • Double Platinum: Donations more than $10,000 – prize package of assorted books and merchandise including five copies of the CFE Exam Prep Course and four registrations to an ACFE fraud conference* (choose from the Fraud Conference Middle East, Fraud Conference Europe, ACFE Global Fraud Conference, Fraud Conference Canada or Fraud Conference Asia-Pacific). The chapter will also be recognized at the Global Fraud Conference and provided an award for their contribution. 

*The complimentary registrations to an ACFE fraud conference must be provided in 2018 or 2019.

Chapters can collect donations when members renew or register for events, or raffle off prizes during a seminar or networking function.

All chapters who participate will receive recognition on the ACFE Chapter News Site and on social media.

The deadline to submit your chapter’s donation is December 28, 2018. Please send your check, payable to the ACFE Foundation, to:

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Attn: Joey Broccolo
716 West Ave
Austin, TX 78701

The mission of the ACFE Foundation is to increase the body of anti-fraud knowledge by supporting future anti-fraud professionals worldwide through the funding of the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program. The scholarship program provides an opportunity for men and women of all ages, races, religions and income levels to advance their education. Many of these outstanding and deserving students go on to become CFEs.