Princeton, N.J.-based IPA 100 firm Withum (FY22 net revenue of $425.3 million) is awarding $95,000 in grant funding to aid its professionals in repaying their student loans.
The Thomas R. Suarez Student Loan Grant program was established in 2021 in combination with the estate of the late Tom Suarez, a Withum partner who unexpectedly passed in 2020. Since its inception, the firm has awarded nearly $200,000 to team members through this initiative. This year’s award will be divided among 17 employees across the firm.
“We recognize that our people work hard to get degrees in accounting and advisory roles, which then require additional certifications and credentials to further their career path,” says MP and CEO Bill Hagaman. “Our student loan grant program is a unique benefit to Withum and certainly one within the accounting profession.”