Two earn Certified Fund Raising Executive designation

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Alaska Chapter President Beth Rose is pleased to announce the two newest Certified Fund Raising Executives in Alaska.  Chapter members Sheena Cummings and Kelly Hurd recently qualified for and passed the international CFRE examination. 

Cummings is the Assistant Athletic Director for Development and a Senior Woman Administrator at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Kelly Hurd is the Director of Development for Cook Inlet Tribal Council.

Rose says, “This shows their commitment to the highest standards of ethics, competence and service to the philanthropic sector.  We congratulate their effort and dedication on this achievement.”

The mission of AFP Alaska Chapter is to set the standard of excellence in fundraising and philanthropy statewide through the practice of effective and ethical professional fundraising.

The AFP Alaska Chapter has more than 120 active members.  Cummings and Hurd join 29 other CFREs in Alaska.  

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 31,000 fundraising professionals throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy though advocacy, research, education and certification programs. Since 1960, AFP has inspired global change and supported efforts that generated over $1 trillion.  AFP’s nearly 30,000 individual and organizational members raise over $100 billion annually, equivalent to one-third of all charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world.

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