Lauderdale re-certified as fund raising executive

Monday, September 15, 2014 Wendy Lauderdale
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND –Southeastern Louisiana University Vice President of University Advancement Wendy Lauderdale has been re-certified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) by CFRE International.

Lauderdale joins over 5,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation. As the premier global credential for career fundraisers, the CFRE designation is endorsed and supported by the world's leading professional and philanthropic associations.

Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International, which include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. They have also passed a rigorous written examination, testing the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a fundraising executive, and have agreed to uphold accountability standards and the donor bill of rights.

"The CFRE credential was created to identify for the public and employers those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and commitment to perform fundraising duties in an effective and ethical manner," said Jim Caldarola, CFRE, immediate past chair of CFRE International. "As the certification is a voluntary achievement, the CFRE credential demonstrates a high level of commitment on the part of Wendy Lauderdale to herself, the fundraising profession, and the donors who are served."

CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period. In order to maintain certification status, recipients must demonstrate on-going fundraising employment and fundraising results and continue with their professional education.

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