Awards and Scholarships

NYSSEA Founders Award

The purpose of the Founders Award is to recognize significant leadership and contributions that have immediate or long-term impact on the growth and progress of the association. The Founders Award is presented annually at the NYSSEA Conference. Click here for Award Criteria and Nomination Information.
Annual Deadline for Nominations is September 15.

Past Award Recipients:

 

1997: Larry Liptscher, EA 2005: Victoria McGinn, CPA, EA 2013: David Kaiser, EA
1998: David Silverman, EA 2006: William Stevenson, EA 2014: Judy M. Strauss, EA
1999: Francis X. Degen, EA 2007: Barbara MacDonald, EA 2015: Donald Rosenberg, EA
2000: Marie Belvedere, EA 2008: Sandra M. Martin, EA 2016: Ann E. Kummer, EA, CPA
2001: Mary McGuire, EA 2009: Robert Nadel, EA 2017: James P. Racaniello, EA
2002: Jeffrey R. Gentner, EA 2010: Joseph Sollano, EA 2018: Michael A. Lawrence, EA
2003: Sharon Ziegler, EA 2011: Elizabeth A. Buckingham, EA 2019: Salvatore P. Candela, EA
2004: Frank Cornell, EA 2012: Evan S. Golar, CPA, EA

NYSSEA Robert Nadel Above and Beyond Award

The purpose of the Robert Nadel Above and Beyond Award is to recognize significant contributions of members above and beyond the normal responsibilities for the New York State Society of Enrolled Agents. The Robert Nadel Above and Beyond Award is presented annually at the NYSSEA Conference. Click here for Award Criteria and Nomination Information.
Annual Deadline for Nominations is September 15.

Past Award Recipients:

 

 

2009:  Robert Nadel, EA (posthumously) 2015: James P. Racaniello, EA
2010: David Silverman, EA & Bill Stevenson, EA 2016: Koreen Jervis, EA & David S. Locker, EA
2011: John Sheeley, EA 2017: Barbara MacDonald, EA & Daniel L. Coccia, EA
2012: Judy M. Strauss, EA 2018: Henry Grabkowitz, EA
(with a Special Honorable Mention to Dave & Pam Kaiser)
2013: Cecil Buxo, EA & Handel Edwards, EA 2019: Daniel L. Coccia, EA
2014: Brenda J. Quinn, EA

NYSSEA Excellence in Public Awareness Award

New for 2012

The purpose of the Excellence in Public Awareness Award is to recognize significant contributions having immediate and/or long-term impact on making “Enrolled Agents” and “EA” more readily recognized in the state of New York as the tax professional of choice. The Excellence in Public Awareness Award is presented annually at the NYSSEA Conference. Click here for Award Criteria and Nomination Information.
Annual Deadline for Nominations is September 15.

 

2013: Judy M. Strauss, EA  2017: Michael E. Lawrence, EA
2014: Michael E. Lawrence, EA  2019: Barbara A. MacDonald, EA
2015: Kenneth R. Kohlhof, EA, MBA  
2016: Phyllis Jo Kubey, EA. CFP

NYSSEA Scholarship

The NYSSEA Scholarship Committee annually awards scholarships of up to $500 to NYSSEA members for the purpose of furthering their education. The Scholarship may be used to attend the NYSSEA Annual Conference, the NAEA Annual Conference (including NTPI) or the NAEA Leadership Academy (SSLA). Click here for the NYSSEA Scholarship Criteria and Application.
Annual Deadline of the Scholarship Application is July 31.