Certified Public Accountants
& Business Consultants

2019 Grant Recipients


Improving Public Education


The Chicago Public Education Fund believes that solutions to the challenges in public schools exist. The Fund devotes time, leverages data and invests in programs and initiatives that enable Chicago to attract, support and keep strong principals.

The RubinBrown Faculty Scholar for the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Accountancy was established in 2015. Each year, this scholarship fund is awarded to an outstanding faculty member of the Trulaske College of Business. Brant Christensen was named the RubinBrown Faculty Scholar of 2017.


Through its student initiatives, the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants (MOCPA) offers a unique and rewarding opportunity for organizations to impact the future of the profession by providing scholarships to the best and brightest Missouri accounting students.


Project 150 currently serves more than 6,000 high school students in need in the greater Las Vegas area. High School is Tough Enough without having to worry about where you are going to sleep at night. Project 150 was created out of our community’s desire to help these kids. Its mission is to offer support and services to homeless high school students so they have what they need to continue school and be successful in life.


Improving Infrastructure


Elmington Elevates recognizes that its teams and communities are filled with giving, philanthropic and caring people. Elmington Elevates was started to create a space for everyone Elmington interacts with to act upon those feelings. The organizations business partners and vendors enjoy the ability to interact with Elmington in a positive light, residents appreciate the chance to help their local communities and engage with their fellow residents, but most of all it is about engaging its team.


Cultural Festivals is a non-profit cultural organization, specializing in cultural special events that educate and entertain. Cultural Festivals is always searching for the next unique festival to present in St. Louis. Currently, the organization produces The Saint Louis Art Fair presented by Centene Charitable Foundation in the heart of Clayton.


Supporting Entrepreneurism


Since 2001, BioSTL has laid the foundation for St. Louis' innovation economy with a comprehensive set of transformational programs that advance St. Louis’ leadership in solving important world challenges in agriculture, medicine, healthcare, and other technology areas. BioSTL has introduced nationally-acclaimed initiatives in startup creation and investment (BioGenerator), strategic business attraction (GlobalSTL), physical environment (including the Cortex Innovation District and BioGenerator Labs), entrepreneur support (BioSTL Fundamentals), seed and venture capital, a diverse and inclusive workforce, and public policy. Find us online at and follow us on twitter @BioSTL.


Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. prepares young people to thrive in the 21st century workplace and global economy by inspiring a passion in free enterprise and entrepreneurship and instilling an understanding of personal financial literacy. During the 2018/2019 school year, JA will provide programs to more than 115,000 students in schools throughout Metro Denver, Northern Colorado and Wyoming. These programs are always free to schools thanks to 6,000 volunteers and the generous support of donors.


Kansas Pipeline Entrepreneurial Fellowship Program is a network of high-performing entrepreneurs who call the Midwest home. Our entrepreneurs and experts give generously of their time, talent and capital so that we can build global businesses from wherever we choose.