CPA, CGMA, Partner - Not-for-Profit & Education Industry Leader
New York, NY
John Alfonso is the leader of CohnReznick’s Not-for-Profit & Education Industry practice which serves over 1,700 organizations nationwide.
With over 30 years of experience, he has dedicated his career to helping make not-for-profit organizations’ missions possible. Serving in a variety of client service roles, John's clients include community development corporations, educational institutions, faith-based organizations, museums, private foundations, professional and trade associations, and social service agencies.
Currently, John is the 2021 chair of the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Board of Directors. With a long track record of giving back to the community, and as an ACS volunteer for nearly 30 years, John is committed to meeting the challenges of these unprecedented times and leading the board to advance the organization’s mission and impact. He has held leadership positions at every level of the organization and, in 2014, received the ACS St. George National Award.
John is a frequent panelist, moderator, and lecturer on not-for-profit accounting standards, board governance, risk management, and information technology. His speaking engagements have included the AICPA’s Not-for-Profit Conference. In addition to his work with ACS, John serves as Treasurer of the Board of the Directors of the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on its Executive Committee.
EducationB.A., Accounting/Information Systems, Queens College of the City University of New York
American Cancer Society’s National Board of Directors, Chair
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC), Member
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants
New York Society of Association Executives
The Spain – U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Treasurer, Board of Directors