Chapters raise more than $20,000 in Scholarship Fundraising Challenge


How can we ensure that we’ll still be fighting fraud long after we're gone? By supporting budding fraud examiners. Last year, the ACFE challenged its local chapters to raise funds for the ACFE Foundation's Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship program. And, as usual, many chapters heartily responded.

The 2014 ACFE Scholarship Fundraising Challenge wrapped up in December with more than $20,000 raised by local chapters to support future anti-fraud professionals. "I am continually impressed by the hard work and the dedication to the anti-fraud profession by the ACFE's local chapter leaders," says Ashley Stone, chapter development manager.

Here are the results of the challenge:

Platinum level (donations totaling more than $7,500):

  • Houston Area Chapter

Bronze level (donations totaling more than $1,000):

  • Pacific Northwest Chapter
  • Long Island Chapter
  • Las Vegas Chapter
  • Kentucky Chapter
  • Greater Chicago Chapter

Also participating in the challenge was the Rhode Island Chapter.

The ACFE and the ACFE Foundation thanks all of the chapter leaders and chapter members whose support will provide educational opportunities for students with an interest in fraud examination.

The mission of the ACFE Foundation is to increase the body of anti-fraud knowledge by supporting future anti-fraud professionals worldwide through the funding of the Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship Program. The scholarship program provides an opportunity for men and women of all ages, races, religions and income levels to advance their education. Many of these outstanding and deserving students go on to become CFEs.

The ACFE Foundation is a U.S.-based, tax-exempt, charitable organization. Contributions to the ACFE Foundation are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. To learn more about the ACFE Foundation and the Ritchie-Jennings Scholarship Program, see

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