PELLEGRINO AWARDED CFRE DESIGNATION

Nicole M. Pellegrino, director of development for Norfolk Collegiate, earned her Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation from CFRE International. Pellegrino now joins the more than 5,500 professionals worldwide who hold the 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 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, 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 Nicole M. Pellegrino 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 certificants must demonstrate on-going fundraising employment and fundraising results, and continue with their professional education.

CFRE International is an independent organization dedicated to the certification of fundraising executives by setting standards in philanthropic practice. For more information about the CFRE designation, please visit www.cfre.org

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