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The IIA Academic Relations Team Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement, Aims to Raise $200,000 for Academic Programming

​The IIA’s Academic Relations team has joined #GivingTuesday, a first of its kind effort to harness the collective power of a unique blend of partners — charities, families, businesses, and individuals — to transform how people think about, talk about, and participate in the giving season.

Coinciding with the Thanksgiving holiday and the kickoff of the holiday shopping season, #GivingTuesday will inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back in better, smarter ways to the charities and causes they support to help create a better world.

Taking place Dec. 2, 2014 – the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – #GivingTuesday will harness the power of social media to create a national moment around the holidays dedicated to giving, similar to how Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become days that are, today, synonymous with holiday shopping.

The IIA is hoping to raise $200,000 by Dec. 31 in its continued support of academic programming through the Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund (IAAAF). Supporting programs within 46 universities worldwide, the IAAAF has awarded more than $1.2 million in grants to universities around the globe to fund resource libraries, educator and student development, and scholarships for students.

“#GivingTuesday is an exciting addition to Black Friday and Cyber Monday because it helps to draw attention to philanthropic causes during an otherwise hectic, consumer focused holiday season.  We are thankful to be able to participate in a national movement that will help us to increase awareness of internal audit as a career option and to support students and educators of internal audit,” said Maunda Land, treasurer and secretary of the Internal Auditing Academic Advancement Fund.

The scholarships from The IIA’s IAAAF helped me cover my tuition, afford exam preparation material, and pay for conference and exam fees. The scholarship was an affirmation to me that I was headed in the right direction and that a career in internal audit was really for me.

- Linh Thien Mai
The University of Texas at Dallas

Because of The IIA’s Academic Relations team’s efforts, each year IAEP partner schools feature Principles of Internal Auditing, a course offered at the undergrad and graduate levels, introducing approximately 5,000 students to the profession of internal auditing and the internal audit process by covering topics such as The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), risk, governance and control issues, conducting internal audit engagements, and more.

Join The IIA’s #GivingTuesday initiative today!