2017 Scholarship Challenge Results

For the fourth year, the ACFE challenged chapters to raise funds for the ACFE Foundation’s Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program. The ACFE chapters and chapter members continue to show their generosity with their donations as we continue to break records. 

By providing financial assistance to exceptional students obtaining anti-fraud degrees, the Ritchie-Jennings Scholarship Fund is fostering our future fraud examiners and anti-fraud leaders. The Houston Area Chapter has held that initiative close to heart and we are fortunate to have the opportunity to contribute annually at the highest level.
— Chrysti Ziegler, CFE, Houston Area Chapter President

Here are the results of the challenge:
Platinum Level (donations totaling more than $7,500)
•    Central Ohio Chapter - $7,750
•    Houston Area Chapter - $7,500

Gold Level (donations totaling more than $5,000)
•    Dallas Area Chapter - $7,000
•    Alabama Area Chapter - $5,000
•    Greater Chicago Chapter - $5,000

Silver Level (donations totaling more than $2,500)
•    Maryland Chapter - $3,000
•    Utah Area Chapter - $2,500

Bronze Level (donations totaling more than $1,000)
•    Tallahassee Area Chapter - $1,855.00

Other Participating Chapters
•    Palm Bay Chapter - $720
•    El Paso Area Chapter - $500
•    Tampa Bay Chapter - $500
•    Pacific Northwest Chapter - $300
•    Big Sky Chapter - $100

Through the hard work of the participating chapters, more than $42,000 was raised for the ACFE Foundation. This was a $13,000 increase from last year!

The ACFE and the ACFE Foundation thank all of the chapter leaders and chapter members whose support will provide valuable educational opportunities for students with an interest in fraud examination.

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.

The ACFE Foundation is a U.S.-based, tax-exempt, charitable organization. Contributions to the ACFE Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Learn more about the ACFE Foundation and the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program.