In memory of former Partner Donna Hubert, the Donna A. Hubert Memorial Scholarship Fund was established. Donna was a 1979 graduate of the University of Illinois – Chicago, earning a degree in Accounting when women in the field were sufficiently 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.
In her honor, this annual renewable $1,500 scholarship is for women interested in pursuing a career in accounting. Qualified applicants are female undergraduate students who have declared Accounting as their Major.
We are pleased to announce the 2020 recipient is Gisella Hurtado. Gisella is an Accounting and Finance major at Dominican University. She is set to graduate in May, 2021.
In her application, Gisella shared “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 the example for the next generation of women in my family as well as empower other women in the Latino community.”
Of the scholarship, Donna’s son Dan Hubert said, “We believe this not only creates opportunities for these women, but empowers them to go after their dreams, regardless of adversity. This is something my mom would be immensely proud of and embodies what she fought for all those years.”
Our sincere congratulations to Gisella, who was officially acknowledged as the inaugural recipient at a recent award ceremony.
If you wish to donate to the Scholarship Fund, please 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