Members Give Back

Give to make a difference.

Serving the public interest and the professional good.


It’s all about building a stronger profession.

That’s why COCPA and our members are committed to: 


Volunteering on committees and professional interest groups to share knowledge and design top-notch programs and experiences for CPAs


Funding scholarships through the Educational Foundation of COCPA


Supporting legislative advocacy through CPA-PAC, the Colorado CPA Political Action Committee, and the 1904 Small Donor Fund


Participating in COCPA Connect Online Discussion Communities to help colleagues with their questions and issues

Professional Interest Groups

Shape meaningful programs and activities, expand your connections with colleagues, and serve your community

Opportunities include:
  • Standing committees and working groups
  • Conference planning committees
  • Special-interest groups
  • Volunteer to explore and launch a new initiative

Educational Foundation of COCPA

Provide scholarships for future CPAs

Founded in 1958, the Educational Foundation of COCPA provides scholarships to students in Colorado who are on the path to a CPA career. Your contributions make it possible to award scholarships to deserving students each year and make an impact on the future of the profession.

As an Army veteran, single parent, and non-traditional student, finances have never been an easy topic in relation to pursuing education … which is a motivating factor in me becoming a certified public accountant. I would like to thank you all again for believing in me and providing me with this scholarship to finish strong."

Scholarship Recipient

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Student

Political Action

Support a positive legislative and regulatory environment

CPA-PAC, the CPA Political Action Committee, is a voluntary, nonprofit, unincorporated committee that enables CPAs to be involved in the political process. Voluntary financial contributions to the CPA-PAC support its efforts to elect state legislative candidates of both major political parties who generally agree with and support the public interest objectives of the CPA profession. It is not affiliated with any political party or any other national or state political action committee.

The CPA-PAC Board determines the candidates and incumbents to be supported financially, with input from others who are involved in Colorado politics and legislative counsel. Contributions are limited to $625 per two-year election cycle.

The 1904 Small Donor Fund offers opportunities for smaller donations to support Colorado legislative candidates making it more affordable for younger professionals to become involved. Individuals who are U.S. citizens can contribute up to $50 per calendar year. Small Donor Committees in Colorado can donate to state House and Senate candidates in an amount up to $2,675 for a primary election and $2,675 for a general election – a total of $5,350 per election cycle.

What Members Say


To learn more about Volunteering, contact contact Stacy Svendsen, Engagement and Programs Specialist. To learn more about the COCPA Educational Foundation and CPA-PAC, contact Josh An, CFO.

Stacy Svendsen

Engagement and Programs Specialist


Stacy Svendsen

Engagement and Programs Specialist

As Engagement and Programs Specialist, Stacy aims to improve and expand the journey of our members by creating member connection opportunities. At any given time, she can be found working closely as liaison to our dynamic committees, regional chapters, special interest groups, volunteers, new CPAs, students, accounting educators, COCPA Connect, and the Educational Foundation.

In her free time, Stacy enjoys spending time with family, doing everything from snowboarding to working in the backyard. And while she loves Colorado, she really relishes the times when she’s able to travel home to O’ahu to boogie board and visit family and friends.

Josh An

Chief Financial Officer


Josh An

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer, Alicia oversees COCPA financial operations, manages relationships with our financial partners, and works tirelessly to determine how we can continue to add value to the member experience.

A Nebraska native, Alicia was first introduced to the great state of Colorado during early childhood, which led her to return to attend college, and, thankfully, she decided to stay a Coloradan. We appreciate having her expertise, work ethic, and positive energy at the office.

When she’s not working, Alicia enjoys spending time with her husband and the newest addition to their family: an adorable shelter rescue puppy named Ally.