Scholarship Challenge Returns in 2019

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 $55,000 donated each year.

We are excited to announce the return of the Scholarship Fundraising Challenge for chapters in 2019. Last year, ACFE chapters surpassed all expectations and donated $70,226! This broke the previous year’s record by nearly $30,000. Since the challenge started in 2014, ACFE chapters have raised nearly $190,000!

ACFE chapters have continuously donated more to the scholarship each year for the past four years and I believe we can accomplish this again in 2019. We are already off to a great start! So far, we have collected $7,050. We received $2,550 from the Tallahassee Area Chapter, $2,500 from the South Florida Chapter, $1,000 from the Georgia Area Chapter, $500 from the Hampton Roads Chapter, and $500 from the San Antonio 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 three 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 redeemed in 2019 or 2020.

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 31, 2019. 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.