Kori Gregg awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Designation

Dr. Kori GreggCFRE International has named Dr. Kori A. Gregg as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Dr. Gregg, the vice president of institutional advancement for Cowley College, joins over 7,200 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, 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 Kori A. Gregg 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.

“Dr. Gregg has done an excellent job for the Foundation and her commitment to complete this designation is another sign of her professionalism,” Mike Munson, President of the Board of Directors of the Cowley College Foundation said. “We are lucky to have such a great leader in the field as the face of our organization.”

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.

“For professional fundraisers it is extremely important that we continue to uphold the highest level of standards for performance and commitment as we can for the profession,” Dr. Gregg said. “While earning the CFRE credential is certainly a personal career milestone for me, it more importantly communicates that the Cowley College Foundation is committed to providing our donors and constituents with professionals who understand philanthropy, have the requisite knowledge, and who care deeply about trust and ethical standards.”

As the premier global credential for career fundraisers, the CFRE designation is endorsed and supported by the world’s leading professional and philanthropic associations. CFRE International congratulates Kori A. Gregg for achieving the CFRE designation.

For more information please visit www.cfre.org or call 1.703.820.5555.