The 2016 Scholarship Fundraising Challenge, which supports the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program, is drawing to a close.
So far we have received $7,500 from the Houston Chapter, which qualifies them for the Platinum Level prize package. They were able to raise the funds through a number of fundraising opportunities. They raffled off previous years’ prizes, including CFE Exam Prep Courses and conference passes. Each raffle ticket was $25. They communicated the raffle by email and accepted donations through their website. They also spaced out their drawings throughout the year so they ended up having 2-4 raffles/donations drives per year. They also posted their goal on their website so chapter members could see the progress they were making.
If you have other creative ways to generate donations, please share them with me or in the
Chapter Leaders Community.
But, the Scholarship Challenge is not over yet! You can still compete and contribute. Read below to find out how the challenge works.
There will be prize packages awarded to chapters for meeting levels of donations:
- Bronze – donations of more than $1,000; prize package of assorted books and merchandise
- Silver - donations of more than $2,500; prize package of assorted books and merchandise, including two copies of the CFE Exam Prep Course
- Gold - donations of 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 a 2017 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 of more than $7,500; prize package of assorted books and merchandise including four copies of the CFE Exam Prep Course and two registrations to a 2017 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 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 ACFE.com and on social media.
The deadline to submit your chapter’s donation is December 16, 2016.
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.