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Deloitte Foundation educator resources

Accelerating education to meet the pace of business

The Foundation sponsors a variety of national initiatives designed to inform and equip educators with the tools they need to stay on top of industry changes within professional services. Since 1928, foundation initiatives have engaged faculty from across the U.S. to develop the talent of the future in audit, advisory, tax, and consulting.

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. Since 1928, the Deloitte Foundation has evolved alongside education, helping to support educators and develop future leaders in the critical fields of audit, advisory, tax, and consulting. Whether through classroom curriculum, financial support, cutting-edge research, or efforts to promote excellence in teaching, the Deloitte Foundation is helping education institutions confront the global skills gap head-on.


Educator resources

Educators play a critical role in preparing the profession's next generation of business leaders. The Deloitte Foundation is committed to supporting educators and students by providing resources, teaching/curriculum materials and other investments in academic programs that promote excellence in education. We are making an impact on tomorrow’s leaders today through the following:

American Accounting Association/J. Michael and Mary Anne Cook/Deloitte Foundation “Cook Prize”

Established with an initial gift of $1 million from Mike Cook, retired Deloitte & Touche LLP chairman and CEO, and his wife, Mary Anne, the award recognizes up to three professors annually, one each in the categories of graduate, undergraduate, and two-year accounting degree programs. Award recipients must consistently demonstrate the attributes of a superior teacher in the discipline of accounting. Each prize consists of a cash award, a silver medallion, and a certificate.

American Accounting Association Wildman Award
Together with the American Accounting Association, the Deloitte Foundation sponsors the annual Wildman Medal, which is awarded to an author (or co-authors) of research judged likely to advance the theory and practice of public accounting.

*While the Deloitte Foundation is a proud sponsor of the Wildman Medal Award, the Foundation or Deloitte does not endorse individual recipients or the associated articles, monographs, books or other works.

American Taxation Association Teaching Innovation Award
The Foundation also directly supports new teaching methods by sponsoring this annual award for tax professors who develop innovative teaching techniques that encourage critical thinking.

*While the Deloitte Foundation is a proud sponsor of the ATA Teaching Innovation Award, the Foundation or Deloitte does not endorse individual recipients or the associated articles, monographs, books or other works.

Deloitte Foundation/Federation of Schools of Accountancy Faculty Consortium
The annual consortium is designed to provide accounting faculty with a better understanding of business issues, and deliver best practice information that participants can incorporate into their institutions’ curricula. The program is delivered as a combination of presentations from regulators, standard setters, practice and experienced educators at leading accounting programs.

The Foundation works closely with the FSA Board to develop and execute the content-rich programs designed to help faculty from FSA schools deepen the educational experiences of their students, the next generation of accounting professionals.

Materials from recent conferences, including case studies and data sets, can be found on through the FSA website.

Forensic Accounting Case Studies
The Deloitte Foundation Forensic Accounting Case Study Series provides an effective tool to understand ways to uncover fraud and corruption in complex scenarios and high risk environments.

The Deloitte Foundation Forensic Accounting Cases are available as PDFs. Topics include: payroll, claims management, sales commission fraud, procurement fraud, asset misappropriation, tax fraud, sales fraud, and FCPA investigations.

Professorships, fellowships, and chairs
The Foundation has provided more than $20 million in endowed professorships, fellowships, and chairs to help universities attract and retain top faculty.

University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics
The University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics was launched through a grant from the Deloitte Foundation to advance business analytics education. With curriculum designed by faculty from the University of Illinois Gies School of Business, the Center provides students with the data knowledge, skills and abilities needed to become highly trained business leaders of tomorrow. The courses and case studies are free, online, and accessible to anyone who wants to leverage it for their educational mission. Since the launch in 2019, there have been more than 3,350 course registrants.

Tax Faculty Symposium
A Deloitte Foundation sponsored program designed to expose tax professors to the latest technical and business knowledge on practice, regulatory, and policy issues in taxation.

Trueblood Seminars for Professors and Case Studies
Since 1966, more than 2,400 professors have attended the seminars, which the Foundation sponsors with the American Accounting Association. Here, Deloitte & Touche LLP partners recreate difficult cases they have encountered in practice and work with attending faculty on possible solutions. Rounded out by guest speakers, the Trueblood Seminars keep professors connected with real-world issues and current challenges of the profession. There are also 50 financial accounting and auditing cases that faculty can access whenever needed for use in the classroom.

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PhD resources

The Foundation has supported accounting PhD education for decades through its Doctoral Fellowship Program, which has supported more than 1,000 PhDs, and the American Accounting Association/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium and other initiatives. 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:

American Accounting Association/Deloitte Foundation/J. Michael Cook Doctoral Consortium

The Consortium gives advanced doctoral students a chance to meet with some of the country's most distinguished faculty in a collegial setting. Since 1971, the Consortium has helped students who are about to become faculty discuss important issues related to research, teaching, and career development.

Accounting Doctoral Scholars
The Deloitte Foundation, in conjunction with the AICPA Foundation, dozens of the country’s largest accounting firms and several state CPA societies, sponsors the ADS program which addresses the growing shortage of Ph.D. professionals in auditing and tax. The program provides financial support to encourage professionals, with public accounting experience in auditing and tax and an interest in teaching, to transition into academic roles at the university level. For further program information, contact

Deloitte Foundation Doctoral Fellowship program
Since 1956, this program has provided financial support to outstanding doctoral students in accounting. Up to ten recipients each year are awarded $25,000 each to help cover expenses during their final year of coursework and the first year of their dissertation. The program has supported more than 1,000 PhDs and is increasing the pipeline of faculty who are preparing the next generation of business leaders.

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High School Programs

Empowering future leaders

Deloitte’s Virtual Mentoring Program leverages the Strive for College UStrive online platform that connects Deloitte professionals with high school and college students to help them prepare for college, career, and a world of opportunity. The program is funded by the Deloitte Foundation, whose mission is to support education through a variety of initiatives that help develop the next generation of diverse business leaders. Through UStrive, students who qualify for financial assistance can opt into free, one-to-one mentoring to help them navigate the college application process, including essay assistance and resume review, as well as creating a time management plan, preparing for internships and jobs, and broad guidance on their college and career path. The students and mentors connect virtually through UStrive, enabling mentors and mentees to connect anywhere, anytime. To date, Deloitte professionals and retired Partners/Principals/Managing Directors have mentored more than 9,000 students.

GO4STEM™ programs inspire diverse high school students

The Deloitte Foundation is helping to prepare future talent by driving STEM education and introducing diverse students to STEM careers. With nonprofits, secondary/higher education institutions, and industry, the Foundation supports the growth of inclusive pipelines of STEM-enabled future leaders by helping students navigate career pathways while building STEM and STEM-adjacent competencies. The end goal: students can be positioned for a range of college and professional possibilities.

Initial programs aim to help young women and underrepresented high school students discover how to solve complex business problems using technology and apply data analytics to real-world challenges. The Deloitte Foundation is working to build technology-based development pathways comprised of computer science and analytics curricula, a customized curriculum to help students identify interest in professional services careers in computing and analytics, and a digital platform of programs/ resources that can scale nationally to help open the aperture about what STEM education can be.

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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 US colleges and universities, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). More than $66M in Foundation match has been donated over the past decade, which has provided critical financial support to more than 600 colleges and universities across the US, establishing nearly 60 professorships, funding curriculum, as well as scholarships and other programming needs for students.

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Erin Scanlon

Erin Scanlon

President | Deloitte Foundation

Erin is an Audit & Assurance (A&A) partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP and is the Global Audit & Assurance Clients & Industries leader. Prior to her global role, she was the firm's US Telecom, Media & En... More

Kathy Shoztic

Kathy Shoztic

Executive Director | Deloitte Foundation

Kathy, director, Deloitte Services LP, oversees operations for the Deloitte Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of Deloitte LLP that supports education. Kathy serves as a primary liaison between the ac... More