Karen Sloan Awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Designation


CHI Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce Karen Sloan, annual fund coordinator, has been named a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) by CFRE International.

“CHI Memorial Foundation staff who are Certified Fund Raising Executives signify a commitment to rigorous standards and ethics as we work to engage the community as our donors.  We are proud of Karen Sloan’s achievement as a CFRE,” shared Jennifer Nicely, CHI Memorial Foundation president.

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 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.

The CHI Memorial Foundation is the fundraising arm of CHI Memorial and exists to allow CHI Memorial to extend its mission of medical excellence further into our community.  More than 2,000 individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations make gifts to the Foundation each year, enabling CHI Memorial to expand programs, offer educational services, and purchase innovative medical equipment.  Founded in 2001, the CHI Memorial Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization which operates exclusively to steward philanthropic gifts for CHI Memorial.