On the fifth anniversary of Partner Donna Hubert's passing in August 2014, the Partners and Principals of Legacy Professionals LLP announced the creation of the Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Donna was a 1979 graduate of the University of Illinois - Chicago, earning a degree in Accounting when women in the field were extremely rare. Donna devoted her career to Legacy and its predecessor firm, celebrating a 35th anniversary before her death. She was one of the Firm's first female Partners and became the head of our Tax Department. Donna was a dear friend, smart as a whip, had a great sense of humor, and was a respected colleague to us all. Donna was a pioneer in the accounting field.
In Donna's memory, the Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship Fund will offer an annual renewable $1,500 scholarship to women interested in pursuing a career in accounting. Qualified applicants will be female undergraduate students enrolled at an accredited college or university, residing in either Illinois, Indiana, or Minnesota, pursuing an undergraduate degree in accounting, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Accounting must be declared as the candidate's major.
Note: Legacy Professionals LLP partners, principals and key employees and their family members are not eligible to receive this scholarship.
Our goal is to honor Donna's contributions to the Firm and the accounting industry. Education is the gift that lasts a lifetime, and through the Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship Fund, we hope that Donna's legacy will continue to resonate for future generations of students.
If you wish to donate, mail check to:
Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship Fund
c/o Legacy Professionals LLP/Lisa Volland
4 Westbrook Corporate Center, Suite 700
Westchester, IL 60154
The Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in good standing with the Internal Revenue Service (EIN 84-4052496). Your contribution is deductable as a charitable contribution to the extent permitted by law. Because all Fund services are performed by volunteers, 100% of your contribution goes to scholarships.
Gisella Hurtado Awarded 2020 Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship
We are pleased to announce the 2020 recipient of the Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship is Gisella Hurtado. Gisella is an Accounting and Finance major at Dominican University. She is scheduled to graduate in May, 2021. In her scholarship application, Gisella said, "My vision is to work in accounting where I can use my analytical and problem solving skills that I have refined in my studies. I want to set an example for the next generation of women in my family as well as empower other women in the Latino community." Congratulations to Gisella!
2021 Scholarship Information
The 2021 scholarship application is now open as of April 1, 2021. Apply here. (Maximum of 30 applications will be accepted.) The recipient will be announced by July 1, 2021.
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