The CPA Education Foundation, with the concurrence of the Sale family, has created a provincial bursary in memory of Mr. David Sale FCPA FCGA, former board chair of the legacy CGA-BC Association and former board co-chair of the CPABC Joint Venture (which eventually became CPABC).
At the time of David’s passing on September 25, 2017, he was serving as a trustee of the CPABC Benevolent Fund and as a highly acclaimed educator at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) where he had a long and successful career as a professor of accounting spanning 28 years.
David received several honours and awards for this dedication to the profession and aided in the merger of the three accounting designations into one under the name of the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC.
In honour of David, provincial bursaries (up to $3,000 per annum) have been created by the CPAEF to support accounting students (from first year to graduating students) attending a BC post-secondary institution who have demonstrated community service, intent to enter the accounting profession and who have financial need. A bursary application form can be found on the CPAEF website under “Helping Students”. Applications are reviewed twice a year and must be submitted by the deadlines of May 15 and November 15, respectively.
In addition to the CPAEF David Sale FCPA FCGA Memorial Bursary, the CPABC Surrey/Langly/North Delta Chapter has also pledged $10,000 towards the David Sale Endowment Fund at KPU. This endowment fund will support an annual scholarship for KPU students, in perpetuity. Applications for this award are handled by KPU Foundation.
Those who have known David are privileged to have had the opportunity. It is the CPAEF’s hope that his legacy will continue to live on through these student awards.
If you wish to make a donation to the CPAEF to support this award, please contact David Chiang CPA CA, CPABC’s vice-president of member advice & programs.