Alexandria, VA – CFRE International has named Rebecca Vachon as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Rebecca Vachon joins 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

“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,” states CFRE International President and CEO Eva E. Aldrich, Ph.D., CAE, (CFRE
2001-2016). “As the certification is a voluntary achievement, the CFRE certification demonstrates a
high level of commitment on the part of Rebecca Vachon to the fundraising profession and the donors
who are served.”

CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period. To maintain certification status,
certificants must demonstrate on-going 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.

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.

As the premier global credential for career fundraisers, the CFRE designation is endorsed and
supported by the world’s leading professional and philanthropic associations, including:

  • Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP)
  • Association of Fundraising Consultants (AFC)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)
  • Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE)
  • Association of Philanthropic Counsel (APC)
  • BBB Wise Giving Alliance (BBB)
  • Boy Scouts of America (BSA)
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BCGA)
  • Brazilian Fundraisers Association (ABCR)
  • China Association of Fundraising Professionals (CAFP)
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners—Association Canadienne des Professionnels en Dons
    Planifies (CAGP-ACPDP)
  • Educate Plus
  • European Fundraising Association (EFA)
  • Fundraising Institute Australia (FIA)
  • Fundraising Institute New Zealand (FINZ)
  • The Giving Institute
  • Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI)
  • Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA)
  • International Catholic Stewardship Council (ICSC)
  • Japan Fundraising Association (JFRA)
  • Kenya Association of Fundraising Professionals (KAFP)
  • Korea Society of Philanthropy (KSoP)
  • National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO)
  • National Association of Charitable Gift Planners (CGP)
  • Nepal Center for Philanthropy and Development (NCPD)
  • New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (NEAHP)
  • North American YMCA Development Organization (NAYDO)
  • Shanghai Jing’an Fundraising Social Charity Innovation Development Center (FIDC)
  • Texas Association of Community College Foundations (TACCF)
  • Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance (TVNPA)
  • United Way Worldwide (UWW)
  • Virginia Association of Fundraising Executives (VAFRE)

CFRE International congratulates Rebecca Vachon for achieving the CFRE designation.

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