Council Charity Partner - EFWA







The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA)

The mission of the EFWA is to support the advancement of women in the accounting profession through the funding of education, research, career literature, publications and other projects.  The Educational Foundation encourages and enables women to enter the accounting profession and empowers them to achieve equal opportunities and equal rewards. 



The EFWA awards scholarships to women who are pursuing Accounting degrees at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels.



The EFWA has a long-standing commitment to keep members of the accounting profession up to date on the latest trends in the business environment. The EFWA offers the Leadership Training Series (LTS), a series of professionally prepared workshops, for use at national and regional accounting conferences as well as in corporate settings for in-house training.


Annual net proceeds of the Charleston CFO Council are donated to the EFWA.



Charleston, SC – December 21, 2015
CFO Council Raises $2,500 for Charity

The Charleston CFO Council presented a check for $2,500 to the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA).  The donation is part of the Charleston CFO Council's ongoing commitment to supporting the advancement of women in the accounting profession.  Charleston CFO Council Founder Robert Bendetti and Co-Founder Mark Carmichael were on hand with CFO Council members Frank Impson, Doug Snyder, and Clayton Thomason to present the check to the EFWA.



In presenting the check, Robert Bendetti quoted Winston Churchill by stating that "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".   EFWA President Laurie Burney, Ph.D. received the donation and praised the Charleston CFO Council for their efforts to further the mission of the Foundation.  In accepting the check, Dr. Burney thanked the Charleston CFO Council for their "financial contribution, continued support, and commitment to the advancement of women in accounting".