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Opportunities and Challenges for Accountants in Nonprofit Organizations-Speakers Event

For Immediate Release: March 9, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

What are the hot issues projected for the ever-changing world of facts and figures?  Find out from one of the most influential accounting professionals in Central Ohio as Franklin University’s Accounting Department presents its next “Credits to the Profession,” an accounting speaker series featuring extraordinary accounting professionals in non-traditional accounting roles. 

The next event will be held on Tuesday, March 29 from 6 - 7 p.m. and feature speaker Diana Ferguson, President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Columbus Association of Performing Arts (CAPA).  Ferguson will share her insights on the opportunities and challenges for accountants in non-profit organizations.

Ferguson has been instrumental in helping CAPA grow into a $26 million powerhouse of talent.  Established in 1969 to save the Ohio Theatre from demolition, CAPA today is celebrated for its successful restoration and operation of several theaters and for providing shared services for other nonprofit organizations in Ohio and beyond.

The “Credits to the Profession” series is just one more example of Franklin’s innovative approach toward serving both its students and creating value-added benefits for the community.

So mark your calendars and join us for an exciting look at opportunities and challenges for accountants in nonprofit organizations.  Admission is free and is open to all interested members of the community. 

Franklin University
Credits to the Profession

Speakers Series

“Opportunities and Challenges
 for Accountants in Nonprofit Organizations”Featuring Diana Ferguson,
President and CAO - CAPA

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
6 - 7 p.m.
Ross Auditorium
Alumni Hall on Franklin's Main Campus
in downtown Columbus
301 E. Rich St.

Franklin University is an educational leader among undergraduate and graduate accounting programs.  Franklin’s professional, work-experienced accounting faculty members assist students in developing the skills necessary for success in the accounting profession.  Students gain a strong hands-on understanding of the technical accounting principles and develop the necessary skills of research, analysis, and communication of accounting concepts, statements, pronouncements, tax authorities, and laws as well as accounting ethics and professional responsibility.  Franklin’s accounting programs provide a foundation that is both current and relevant for success in today’s accounting profession. 

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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