The 2023 Distinguished Alumni award recipient is Neil Johnson ‘73, CPA, of West Hollywood, California. After Moravian Academy, Neil continued his academic career with the same hard work and passion that he gained from his education at Moravian. Receiving his BS from the University of Pennsylvania, Masters at the University of Wyoming, and getting licensed as a CPA, Neil has taught, and attended, literally thousands of courses in accounting over the last forty years from New York to Hawaii.
Neil’s gratitude for Moravian Academy has moved him to become a very generous alumnus. He has said that “Moravian was a launching pad for me, and Moravian Academy is among the best charitable organizations I’ve ever dealt with.”
Neil continues to be one of Moravian Academy’s greatest cheerleaders. He has hosted numerous alumni receptions in Los Angeles and Bethlehem since graduating and enthusiastically attends Zoom and in-person events. In 2021, Neil established an endowment, the Neil E. Johnson, CPA 1973 Scholarship Fund for Student Financial Assistance. This legacy gift will continue to bring excellence in education to young people in the Lehigh Valley for decades to come.