As a shareholder and the Director of Taxes at Fischer Cunnane, Donna provides tax-efficient strategies and resolves complex tax situations for individuals, CFOs, corporate tax managers, business owners and executives in publicly traded and privately held companies.
Donna sees her team’s role as evaluating the entire spectrum of a client’s activities and exploring multiple ways to minimize tax liability and remain in compliance. She often works in conjunction with a client’s team of professional advisors including the attorney, insurance advisor, bank lender and wealth management advisor to make recommendations that make the most sense for a client’s full range of objectives.
Whether she is performing a nexus study to reduce multistate tax liabilities, proposing a streamlined corporate tax structure, or acting as the point of contact to address international tax needs through BKR International, Donna approaches every client engagement as an opportunity to improve outcomes and uncover ways to reduce tax liability.
Donna volunteers with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as a member of the item Review Team for new questions on the CPA exam.
A champion for women in business, Donna has encouraged business opportunities for women at Fischer Cunnane and throughout the community. She also supports initiatives of the Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry’s Women in Business programs as well as health-related initiatives and other charitable organizations. She is a resident of Glen Mills.
M.S., Accounting – Widener University
B.S., Taxation – Widener University
Certified Public Accountant
Chester County March of Dimes Ellen Ann Roberts Achievement Award for Excellence in the Field of Business (2020)
Women of Distinction, Philadelphia Business Journal (2013)
Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry Female Business Leader of the Year (2011)
Pennsylvania Best 50 Women in Business (2009)
Women of Accomplishment, Women’s Yellow Pages of Greater Philadelphia (2008-2009)
Widener University Beta Alpha Psi Distinguished Alumni Award (2008)
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, member of CPA Exam Review Team
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
BKR – High Net Worth Families/Estate Planning, past practice group chair
Chester County Estate Planning Council, past president
Brandywine Health Foundation, audit committee
Chester County Community Foundation, board member
Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry’s Women in Business Programs
Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, former chairman
Widener University Accounting Advisory Board
YMCA of Greater Brandywine Valley, board member, executive committee