For Immediate Release
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November 13, 2000

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IU Northwest Fundraiser Awarded Certified Fundraising
Executive Designation

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Board recently awarded BeverlyS. Pankey of Indiana University Northwestprofessional designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive. The IU Northwestdevelopment officer joins 4,127 professionals internationally who holdthis distinction. Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a seriesof standards set by the organization’s board including tenure in the profession,education, professional achievements and commitment to service to not-for-profitorganizations. They have also agreed to uphold a code of ethics and theDonor Bill of Rights, and must pass a written examination testing the knowledge,skills, and abilities required of a fundraising executive.

“The CFRE process was developed as a way to identify for the publicand employers, those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills andcommitment to perform fund raising duties in an effective, conscientious,ethical and professional manner,” says Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE and chair.“Achievement of the CFRE credential demonstrates the level of commitmenton the part of Bev Pankey to himself, and the profession as a whole.”

The CFRE Professional Certification Program is an independent credentialingprogram conducted in cooperation with leading philanthropic associations.The CFRE Board is made up of representatives from various types of fundraising settings, and also includes members of the public representinginterests of donors. Six professional associations participate in the CFREProgram and include the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, The Associationof Lutheran Development Executives, the Council for Resource DevelopmentConference, the National Catholic Stewardship Council, and the NationalSociety of Fund Raising Executives.

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