Robert W. Scharar Mentoring Fund
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 at 03:59PM

This fund was created by Richard Alphonso, President of the American Association of Attorney-CPA's in 2001. The fund endeavors to provide mentoring opportunities to new attorney-cpas as well as provide resources for schools to reach out to accounting students before they go to law school, so that these students can get the mentoring they deserve for summer internships and similar programs. Principal and income can be used.

 Mentoring in the Millennium

About Robert W. Scharar

Rob Scharar served as President of The Attorney-CPA Foundation in 1988. He was the fourth recipient of the Louis S. Goldberg Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1993. Rob is originally from Lakeland, FL and holds a BSBA from the University of Florida, MBA and JD from Northeastern University, and LLM (Tax) from Boston University. In 1975, he formed First Commonwealth Associates, the predecessor to FCA Corp, to offer fee-based independent financial planning.

Professional Development Committees: A Unique Resource and Opportunity - By: Robert W. Scharar

Rob Scharar, Treasurer elect in 1983

The University of New Orleans John S. Ellett, II Society Award

Established in _______, the UNO John S. Ellett, II Society Award provides opportunity through scholarships for accounting students wishing to pursue a law degree or law students who possess an accounting degree with a view towards the CPA credential. A professor of taxation and Professor Emeritus at the University of New Orleans from 1971 to 1994, John S. Ellett, II played a pivotal role as a mentor to Rick Alphonso and Robert Scharar, past Foundation presidents. Dr. John Ellett passed away Dec. 22, 2009 in Virginia.

In 2010, the Foundation contributed $7,500 for the UNO John S. Ellett, II Society Award to the University of New Orleans Department of Accounting.

John S. Ellett, II Obituary (Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on December 27, 2009)
Robert W. Scharar Mentoring Fund Invitation to UNO
UNO Note of Thanks for 2010 Contribution



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