The Foundation for Aspiring Minority Accountants, Inc. (FAMA) aims to bridge the gaps that exist between minority communities and the field of accounting, increasing the representation of accountants of African-American, Hispanic, and Asian descent in the field.
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, our nonprofit organization targets aspiring accountants from minority backgrounds who are currently enrolled at Dallas-Fort Worth high schools and colleges.
Working in tandem with local universities, community colleges, and school districts, we help students envision and activate careers in accounting by matching them with experienced mentors from minority backgrounds who have shared cultural experiences and challenges. We also connect students with scholarships and professional internships.
Our ultimate goal is to open doors of opportunity for BIPOC students in the world of accountancy as we advance the field into the 21st century.
We understand the challenges faced by minority communities when it comes to gaining experience in accounting. That’s why we created an organization that aims to bridge the existing gaps through the power of professional mentorship and other support.
Deshmon and Alexis are the owners of D Reed & Associates PLLC (www.drapllc.com); a bookkeeping, income tax, payroll, and consulting firm located in Fort Worth, Texas.
Together, they founded the Foundation for Aspiring Minority Accountants, Inc. (FAMA) as a way to increase representation in their chosen field while giving back to aspiring accountants of African-American, Hispanic, and Asian descent.
If you are a professional accountant from an underrepresented racial or cultural group or a minority student with a dream of becoming an accountant, contact us today to learn how to engage with our community!
The Foundation for Aspiring Minority Accountants, Inc. (FAMA) aims to bridge the gaps that exist between minority communities and the field of accounting, increasing the representation of accountants of African-American, Hispanic, and Asian descent.
Our vision is to build a leading organization for connecting rising minority accountants with the resources they need to build successful careers in the field of accountancy.
At the Foundation for Aspiring Minority Accountants, Inc. (FAMA), we are grounded by the following core values:
Empowerment: We believe in equipping rising accountants with the training, tools, and sense of purpose necessary to take control of their personal and professional outcomes. When individuals are empowered to take ownership, better outcomes are achieved all around.
Integrity: We believe in operating at a high level of honesty and transparency. We want to be known as people of strong character working for an organization that gives back in meaningful ways. We strive to always communicate openly and honestly with our community, our partners, and the people we serve.
Excellence: We are committed to creating a culture of excellence. On our part, this means always striving to deliver excellent services. It also means encouraging the people we serve to strive for excellence themselves as they step up to become the next generation’s leaders in the field of accounting.
Respect: We believe in upholding the dignity of every human being and honoring their right to be treated with respect and compassion, regardless of their background.
Commitment: We are committed to going above and beyond for our community, exceeding every expectation. Our goal is to serve to the best of our abilities as a team as we focus on doing everything within our power to add value and give back.