Gary R. Gerson Visiting Professorship Fund
Gary R. Gerson values the importance of Jewish education in secular institutions and is pleased to benefit the cause and his alma mater. Gerson, founder and senior partner of Gerson, Preston & Co., has achieved success through talent, hard work and an unwavering commitment to his profession, colleagues, clients and community. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1954. The following year he earned his master’s degree in business administration, also from UF, and at age 21, was the youngest CPA in the country at the time.
Having received a U.S. Navy Commission in 1955, he was appointed officer in charge of the Navy Area Audit Office in Orlando. Two years later, he began practicing public accounting in South Florida, with the formation of what is now Gerson, Preston & Co. Gerson has more than 40 year’s experience in public accounting in the areas of taxation, health care, manufacturing, retail, financial institutions, government and non-profit organizations and has developed a special expertise in the area of litigation support for business damages.
Other College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Giving Opportunities
Dr. Sayeed and Atiya Ahmed Islamic Studies Fund
Spanish and Portuguese Studies Enhancement Fund
James Haskins Visiting Scholar Fellowship Endowment Fund