The Deloitte Foundation and American Accounting Association host the 49th annual trueblood seminars for professors
Approximately 60 accounting and auditing professionals and educators convened at the 49th annual Robert M. Trueblood Seminars for Professors, which were held at Deloitte University on February 26-March 1 and March 12-15.
Accelerating education to meet the pace of business
Since 1928, the Deloitte Foundation, a not-for-profit organization, has been helping to develop future talent in the fields of advisory, accounting, and consulting. Working alongside leading educators, the Foundation sponsors real-world and classroom initiatives to better prepare students for tomorrow’s business challenges.
The Foundation's mission:
To support education through a variety of initiatives that help develop the talent of the future and their influencers and promote excellence in teaching, research, and curriculum innovation.
Leading in our universities
Tomorrow’s business challenges require a new type of leader with a diverse skillset that enables them to innovate at the pace of business. From slide rulers to tablets, for the past 86 years, the Deloitte Foundation has evolved alongside education, helping to support faculty and develop future leaders in the critical fields of accounting, advisory, and consulting. Whether through classroom curriculum, financial support, cutting-edge research, or excellence in teaching, the Deloitte Foundation is helping education institutions confront the global skills gap head-on.
Matching Gifts Program
Since 1972, the Deloitte Foundation has offered a Matching Gifts Program, which encourages partners and employees of the Deloitte US Firms to support higher education through contributions to colleges and universities. The Foundation matches more than $5 million annually to approximately 400 colleges and universities across the US.
Donate to the Deloitte Foundation
Your donations to the Deloitte Foundation fund the Matching Gifts Program, the Deloitte Doctoral Fellowship Program, the Trueblood Seminars for Professors, and many other higher education initiatives.
Gifts made to the Foundation are generally tax-deductible, and 100 percent of your gift will support our programs which help educate our future talent. There are multiple ways to donate:
- Stock: To do so, please send us an email
- Online: Donate through our third-pary vendor
- Check: Please make your check payable to the Deloitte Foundation and mail to: Deloitte Foundation, 695 East Main Street, P.O. Box 10098, Stamford, CT 06901-2150
- United Way: Visit the United Way eWay site and select Deloitte Foundation as your gift designation
*Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your gift.
Just in the last decade, the Foundation has donated more than $65 million to schools and students across America.
Auditor independence education materials
Access the materials free of charge and register to receive a username and password for an in-class market game, discussion questions, suggested solutions, and teaching notes. A student Web site is also available.
Deloitte & Touche LLP, in conjunction with the University of Illinois Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society, has developed a program to help audit and accounting professors and other faculty teach auditor independence to their students. Auditor Independence Education Materials were created by focusing on core concepts, real-world applications and prevailing rules related to auditor independence. The materials were designed to create a greater awareness among students about why independence is important to our profession as well as the capital markets.
These materials include a video program and discussion questions, an in-class laboratory market game, five case studies, suggested solutions and teaching notes. Portions of the education materials can be used for undergraduate and graduate courses and may be particularly useful for introductory accounting and auditing and advanced auditing courses.
The Foundation has provided more than $15 million in endowed professorships, fellowships, and chairs to help universities attract and retain top faculty.
College and university faculty play a critical role in educating the profession's next generation of business leaders. The Deloitte Foundation is committed to supporting university faculty and students by providing resources, teaching/curriculum materials and other investments in academic programs that promote excellence in higher education. We are making an impact on tomorrow’s leaders today by introducing relevant real-world experiences and support through the following:
- Trueblood Seminars for Professors
- Professorships, fellowships, and chairs
- American Accounting Association Wildman Award
- American Taxation Association Teaching Innovation Award
- Deloitte LLP/Federation of Schools of Accountancy Faculty Consortium
- Tax Faculty Symposium
Deloitte Foundation’s Doctoral Fellowship Program has supported more than 1,000 PhDs and is increasing the pipeline of faculty who are preparing the next generation of business leaders.
The Foundation has supported accounting PhD education for decades through its Doctoral Fellowship Program and annual sponsorship of the American Accounting Association (AAA)/DeloitteFoundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium. It is also at the forefront with the AICPA Foundation, Big Four public accounting firms, and many other large CPA firms and state societies to help reverse the shortage of PhD accounting faculty in the United States by increasing the pipeline of quality doctoral candidates in accounting—the future educators of the future leaders of the accounting profession.
The Deloitte Foundation provides PhD resources in the following areas:
- Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship Program
- AAA/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium
- Accounting Doctoral Scholars
More than 1,600 students participate annually in the Foundation’s accounting, tax, and consulting case competitions.
Another way the Foundation introduces relevant real-world experience to students is through its case study programs for undergraduate and graduate accounting majors and MBA students. The Foundation sponsors student case study competitions in the areas of audit, tax and consulting, with scholarships awarded to top achievers. The events provide students with the chance to not only explore the types of practical issues that our professionals encounter every day, but also to experience aspects of the professional working environment, including group dynamics, and communication and interpersonal skills.The Deloitte Foundation provides student resources in the following areas:
- National Student Case Study Seminar
- Tax Case Study Competition
- National MBA Case Competition
Life Inc.: The Ultimate Career Guide for Young People
The Deloitte Foundation realizes that today's young people are tomorrow's talent, and understands the value of exposing them to the many potential career options.
In 2007, the Deloitte Foundation began sponsoring the Life Inc. program to expand students' views of future careers in a fun and interactive way. The Foundation teamed with Neale Godfrey, author of Life Inc.: The Ultimate Career Guide for Young People to provide her book and other valuable tools to help middle and high school students begin thinking about possible careers. For more information, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deloitte Foundation in the field
Deloitte Foundation National Student Case Study Seminar winners from the University of Washington