ACAP Committee

The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)’s mission is to increase high school students’ awareness of accounting and business career opportunities, while building self-esteem, professionalism, and technical skills. Through ACAP’s efforts, students have received educational enrichment to help broaden their knowledge base and horizons. The ACAP Program is fully funded by donations, fundraisers, and sponsorships. We have various tasks and events throughout the year that require volunteers. We host multiple events to raise funds and increase awareness about the program. We visit various schools throughout the Philadelphia area in order solicit high performing students for our program. We have a rigorous application and interview process which requires volunteers in order to be sustainable. We also do extensive planning in order to make sure the ACAP Week is filled with fun, meaningful, and rewarding experiences. Throughout the ACAP Week, which takes place in June, we also need volunteers to assist with the implementation of the program. We plan various office visits, community service initiatives, case study simulations, social activities, etc. to take place during the ACAP Week. This year will be the 16th year for the ACAP Program in Philadelphia, and we are always looking for volunteers to help in any way that they can. We have tons of volunteer opportunities that can work to the flexibility of your schedule. To learn more about ACAP, visit us online at www.nabaphilly.org/acap or email us at acapphiladelphia@gmail.com.

Director: Kim Crite; acap@nabaphilly.org

Awards Gala

The Awards Banquet is an annual formal business event held in April where we pay tribute to the student scholars that have excelled in NABA and the Corporate Partners that have assisted NABA during the FY. During this year’s event, guests will be invited to browse the luxurious items in our silent auction/raffle that is held to support the ACAP program. In addition, guests will enjoy a pre-banquet reception followed by the Awards dinner and program. The committee is in need of individuals that would like to assist in planning this event. Services needed are Auction/Raffle Coordinator, Logistics Manager, Photography & Entertainment Manager, Awards Coordinator, and many more.

Director: Christine Jones; awards@nabaphilly.org

Community Relations

The Community Relations Committee acts as a pro-active liaison between the Chapter and various community-based groups. It coordinates various high-impact community volunteer events, encourages members to actively participate in community service events, and engage in fellowship thereafter. The Philadelphia AIDS walk is one of the various events we engage in throughout the year.

Director: Darrell Pacheco; communityrelations@nabaphilly.org

Professional Education

The Professional Education Committee develops CPE technical sessions to address the changing needs of the members of the Philadelphia Chapter. In addition to holding CPE sessions and general body meetings, the Committee is responsible for the PASSNow initiative, which is designed to help members pass the CPA exam, as well as the annual Women’s Forum Luncheon. Past events have included: MLT information session, IRS Tax Update, General Body Meetings, PassNow Program, and Women’s Forum.

Director: Jeff Shafer; professionals@nabaphilly.org

Professional Member Services

The Professional Membership Committee actively recruits new members, reclaims former members, and encourages member participation in Chapter activities. It coordinates membership receptions and member services, collects annual dues and membership applications, and maintains a current directory of the Chapter’s membership. The committee plans and organizes other social/networking events to build camaraderie among the membership, and one of the main events hosted by the committee is the annual Membership Reception held during the Fall.

Directors: James Dillion/Eman Abdel-Latif; membership@nabaphilly.org

Public Relations

The Public Relations Committee is responsible for providing information, building awareness of programs and events, and reinforcing the NABA Brand through communication with our member base.

Director: Chantee Steele, pr@nabaphilly.org

Resource Development

The Resource Development Committee recruits and coordinates corporate support for the Chapter’s services and scholarship program. It identifies, develops, and maintains relationships with local corporate partners and facilitates participation at the annual National Conventions. The committee works with other committees to execute events that will provide funding for the Chapter’s current and future operating costs. Finally, it works with other committees to provide opportunities for recognition of corporate partners and delivery of commitments based on the Chapter’s prospectus.

Director: Arthur Ayers; resourcedevelopment@nabaphilly.org

Social Activities 

The objective of this committee is to encourage the development of cordial relations among members and cooperative relationships with students and other professionals by providing an opportunity for members to socialize in a fun, yet professional networking environment. This is carried out through various events such as the annual NABA-Que, the Holiday Party, and other networking affairs that promote members to discover their capacity for success while helping others reach their potential.

Director: Mea Parks; socialactivities@nabaphilly.org

Student Member Services

The Student Member Services Committee serves as a liaison between professional and student chapters. It coordinates activities with the local student chapters under the professional chapter’s supervision. It also encourages and assists students entering the accounting profession, recruits students to join the professional chapter upon graduation, and registers students for the Eastern Region Student Conference. The committee also coordinates the annual scholarship selection process, coordinates a mentor program to bridge the gap between student and professional members, and increases the overall number of student members in the Philadelphia region.

Director: Ka’lah Johnson; students@nabaphilly.org