NEMCC VP Eaton re-certified as Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

May 21, 2020

Patrick Eaton

Certified Fund Raising Executive International (CFRE) is proud to announce Northeast Mississippi Community College vice president of institutional advancement and executive director of the Northeast Development Foundation Patrick Eaton of Booneville has recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive.

Eaton, joins over 6,700 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.

“I certainly appreciate CFRE and what they do for the fundraising industry,” Eaton said.

“As a certified CFRE, I always try do the very best I can, which in turn will hopefully benefit our students, employees and donors, as well as the college overall.

Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, and demonstrated fundraising achievement. 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,” states CFRE International President and CEO Eva E. Aldrich, Ph.D., CAE, (CFRE 2001-2016). “As the certification is a voluntary achievement, the CFRE certification demonstrates a high level of commitment on the part of David Patrick Eaton to the fundraising profession and the donors who are served.”

CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period. To maintain certification status, certificants must demonstrate on-going fundraising employment and fundraising results and continue with their professional education. Employers and donors who work with CFREs know they are getting a professional who is committed to the best outcomes for their organization and has the requisite knowledge and skills.

The CFRE certification signifies a confident, ethical fundraising professional.
Since 1981, CFRE has set standards for fundraising professionals. As the only globally recognized fundraising certification, CFRE indicates professionalism, confidence, and ethics. It is how today’s fundraiser shows accountability, service, and commitment to making a difference for good. The CFRE certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and is the only accredited certification for fundraising professionals.

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Source: TigerWire

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Written by Michael H Miller

Michael H Miller is the Public Information Specialist at Northeast Mississippi Community College.