Empowering Underserved Communities Through Financial Literacy

Managing finances can be daunting for many low-to-moderate-income families, seniors, and small businesses. With limited resources and knowledge, it’s difficult to make informed decisions that can lead to financial stability and growth. This is where Priscilla Perkins comes in. As the President/CEO of the Accounting Aid Society, Priscilla has dedicated over 20 years of her career to supporting underserved populations and helping people take control of their finances.

Accounting Aid Society, a non-profit organization, has provided tax assistance and other services to promote economic self-sufficiency for almost half a century. Their programs, volunteerism, and partnerships have been critical in supporting vulnerable individuals and families in Michigan. Under Priscilla’s leadership, Accounting Aid Society has been recognized as Crain’s Detroit Business Best-Managed Nonprofit twice, in 2008 and 2020.

Priscilla’s vision of an economy that works for everyone aligns with Accounting Aid Society’s mission, and together they strive to impact the lives of those they serve positively. By leveraging taxes as a unique opportunity to connect with clients, Priscilla and her team build relationships and trust, supporting economic justice, financial capability, workforce development, and entrepreneurship. Their services are often provided pro bono, making them accessible to all who need them.

Beyond her work at Accounting Aid Society, Priscilla has also held leadership positions at Lighthouse of Oakland County and Beaumont Health Foundation. She created strategic fund development initiatives in these roles and strengthened annual, major, and planned giving programs, endowment activities, corporate, community and foundation relations, donor stewardship, and recognition programming. Priscilla’s passion for empowering individuals and communities to take control of their financial futures extends beyond her current role and is a testament to her dedication and leadership.

In conclusion, Priscilla Perkins is a remarkable community leader who has positively impacted the lives of many through her work at the Accounting Aid Society and other organizations. Her vision of an inclusive and equitable economy and her passion for empowering individuals and communities have been instrumental in promoting economic self-sufficiency and financial well-being in Michigan.

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