12th Annual Scholarship Extravaganza

The 12th Annual Scholarship Extravaganza will raise money to help provide scholarships to Houston area university students majoring in accounting and provide grants to local area K-12 schools. The event will be held at the Hotel ZaZa (Museum District) February 17, 2018 6:30 p.m.-11 p.m.

In 2011, Stan and Margaret Voelkel made a matching gift donation to establish a permanent Houston CPA Accounting Scholarship Endowment Fund, challenging the Society to acquire matching funds within three years. Net income from the endowment may be used to fund annual scholarships or accrued for future appropriate expenditures. This endowment inspired the Sharing the Legacy campaign to enable receipt of ongoing contributions. Funds from the Scholarship Extravaganza will allow the campaign to work toward its new goal of $2 million.



Honoree: Bruce Harper, CPA

Bruce J. Harper was the founder of Harper & Pearson Company, a Houston, Texas accounting and consulting firm.

Since his retirement from the firm in 1998, he has served as an independent advisor on corporate governance and achieving strategic objectives, and as an outside director on public and private company boards.


He graduated from the University of Houston where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree and is a lifetime member of the Alumni Organization.


Bruce enjoys classical and jazz music, golf, travelling, and spending time with family at his farm in East Texas.

Bruce and his wife Barbara have two children and two grandchildren. They are members of Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church in Bellaire, Texas.



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