CPAs Helping Schools Grant Program

   
$1,800 grant given to St. Mary Magdalene Catholic School in Humble, TX 
Photo: Chris Bible (Technology), Eric Huddleston (CPA Helping Schools Committee Member) and Joshua Raab (Principal).


Amy Nguyen, biology teacher at Northbrook High School in Spring Branch ISD, received her grant check from CPAs Helping Schools committee member Kelley Lau, tax manager at Briggs & Veselka. 
Amy applied for the grant to purchase a Tuttnauer Water Distiller to be used by the science department at Northbrook High School.  


About CPA Helping Schools  


CPAs Helping Schools (CHS) provides funding to local districts for educational projects, emphasizing aid to economically disadvantaged schools.

Since 2002, CPAs Helping Schools has reviewed over 600 grant applications, awarding funding in excess of $550,000 to over 200 schools in 35 local districts, private, parochial schools and nonprofit educational organizations. In addition to providing education basics for at-risk youth, the financial support of CHS continues to establish initiatives including math, technology, and literacy programs, library improvements, science materials, resources for after school programs, fine art programs and health awareness.


CPAs Helping Schools also sponsors efforts of local nonprofit organizations, such as Fund for Teachers, to assist teachers in their pursuit of educational fellowships in accounting or mathematics, Junior Achievement and their school program, and Houston Achievement Place to provide Project C.L.A.S.S. in local elementary schools.


The CPAs Helping Schools Committee (CHS) has a primary goal to encourage all CPAs to become actively involved with the education of local youth. This broad committee focus permits a multitude of support that will aid students' learning process through improving the quality and scope of area education, grades PreK – 12.


The committee offers direct assistance to at-risk learners by mentoring, tutoring and other volunteer tasks: 

  • Collecting and distributing uniforms

  • Regularly participate as program judges at area campuses

  • Speak at career day activities

  • Assisted high school students and their parents in completing applications for Federal or State Financial Aid

  • Regularly participate in local schools as readers to younger students

  • Graciously take time to deliver our grant checks to local schools

Co-Chair
Bradley S. Elgin
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Dr
Houston, TX 77007-5813
Phone: (713) 685-2447
Email: belgin@unitedwayhouston.org

Co-Chair
Carol M. Hahn
Deloitte & Touche LLP
1111 Bagby St #4500
Houston, TX 77002-2591
Phone: (713) 982-4769
Email:chahn@enervest.net

Meets monthly August through May.  For more information contact: 

Staff Liaison
Carol Spencer
832.831.9232