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CFCC Director of Philanthropy Awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Designation

Logan ThompsonWilmington, NC — Cape Fear Community College is pleased to announce Logan Thompson, Director of Philanthropy for the CFCC Foundation has been named a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).

Thompson will join over 7,200 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation. 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.

Logan is one of two hundred CFREs in North Carolina, demonstrating her mastery of fundraising and her commitment to supporting the college. “We’re extremely fortunate to have Logan on our team,” said Vice President of Advancement and Arts Shane Fernando. “Her dedication to excellence in philanthropy and her devotion to serving our student population truly enriches our community.”

CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period. To maintain certification status, certificants must demonstrate ongoing fundraising employment and fundraising results and continue with their professional education. Employers and donors who work with CFREs know they are getting a professional who is committed to the best outcomes for their organization and has the requisite knowledge and skills.

“Obtaining my CFRE has been a pivotal moment in my professional career,” said Thompson. “CFREs don’t just take a test to gain certification – they must have a proven track record of successful fundraising, along with education and understanding of the legal and ethical implications of fundraising on their sector. There are so few CFREs in our region, and I am honored to now be amongst these incredible professionals.”

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