CFRE International has recertified Deborah B. Allen, Director of Major and Capital Gifts for Lehigh Valley Health Network as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Deborah joins over 5,000 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation. 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 agreed to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights. Initially, candidates must pass a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge, skills, and abilities of a fundraising executive."The CFRE process was developed as a way to identify for the public and employers those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and commitment to perform fundraising duties in a effective, conscientious, ethical and processional manner," states Andrew Day, CFRE; Chair of CFRE International. "Achievement of the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential demonstrates the level of commitment on the part of Deborah to herself and the professional as a whole."

Employers and donors who work with Certified Fund Raising Executives (CFRE) know they are working with a professional who is committed to the best outcomes for all and someone who is committed to excellence. CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period. In order to maintain certification status, certificants must continue to demonstrate on-going fundraising employment, fundraising results and continue with their professional education.

CFRE International is an independent organization whose sole mission is dedicated to the certification of fundraising executives by setting standards in philanthropy. This single, universal, baseline organization works in cooperation with leading philanthropic associations. The organization is currently celebrating its Silver Anniversary - 25 Years of Voluntary Fundraising Certification and recognition of the credential in five nations around the globe.

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