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CFRE International awards professional designation

J. Lynn Martell, DMin
J. Lynn Martell, DMin
Certified Fund Raising Executive International has awarded J. Lynn Martell, DMin, the professional designation of certified fundraising executive (CFRE). Dr. Martell, vice president for advancement at Loma Linda University and Medical Center, joins more than 4,700 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.

Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International that include tenure in the profession, education, professional achievements, and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations.

They have agreed to uphold accountability standards and the donor bill of rights. Additionally, candidates 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 public and employers those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills, and commitment to perform fundraising duties in an effective, conscientious, ethical, and professional manner,” states Susan F. Rice, EdD, ACFRE, chair of CFRE International.

“Achievement of the CRFE credential demonstrates the level of commitment on the part of Lynn Martell to himself and the profession as a whole.”

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 board of directors of CFRE International, made up of currently certified individuals from various types of fundraising settings, also includes members of the public representing the interests of donors.

TODAY news for Thursday, January 26, 2006