Earn your CFRE  and ACFRE – the hallmark of professionalism

The Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE) are the two most recognized professional credentials in the advancement sector. They each signal to fellow professionals and employers that the receipient possess senior level fundraising knowledge, skills, leadership, management and adheres to professional standards and ethics. 

CFRE certification requires successfully completing a written application and exam, a pledge to follow AFP's code of ethics, and adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights. Applications are judged based on education, professional practice, performance, and service. Learn more about applying, the exam, upcoming test dates, fees and more. 

ACFRE certificiation requires a CFRE or FAHP certification, successfully completing a written exam, submitting a portfolio, an oral peer review, a pledge to follow AFP's code of ethics, and adhere to the Donor Bill of Rights. Learn more about applying, the process, upcoming deadlines, fees, and more.

We salute the following leaders in fundraising who have received their CFRE credentials:

  • Sharee Adkins, CFRE
  • Hilary Anderson, CFRE
  • Owen Atkins, CFRE
  • Anne Aumell, CFRE
  • Katherine Banta-Green, CFRE*
  • Cathy Barr, CFRE
  • Kristin Barsness, CFRE
  • Kean Bateman, CFRE
  • Anne Baunach, CFRE
  • Susan Bean, CFRE
  • Heather Beebe-Stevens, CFRE
  • Heather Bennett, CFRE
  • Julie Bianchi, CFRE*
  • Forrest Bjelkevig, CFRE
  • Brynn Blanchard, CFRE
  • Carol Borgmann, CFRE
  • Peter Brennan, CFRE
  • Meredith Easton Brown, CFRE
  • Lisa Bury, CFRE*
  • Anne Caffery, CFRE
  • Robin Callahan, CFRE
  • Elizabeth (Beth) Castleberry, CFRE*
  • Marcia Cates, CFRE
  • Casey Caylor, CFRE
  • Scott Claeys, CFRE
  • Kellie Connaughton, CFRE
  • Lynne Conrad Marvet, CFRE
  • Christie Cotterill, CFRE*
  • Mark Dalan, CFRE
  • Judee Daniels, CFRE
  • Betsy Davis, CFRE
  • Lorraine del Prado, CFRE
  • Christine Destry, CFRE
  • Linda DiRienzo, CFRE
  • Sandra Dolese, CFRE
  • Karen Donahue, CFRE
  • Frederick Downey, CFRE
  • Mary Dunaway, CFRE
  • Laura Edman, CFRE
  • Christine Elliott, CFRE
  • Dierdre Evans, CFRE
  • Jeffrey Farmer, CFRE
  • Ken Fincher, CFRE
  • Elizabeth Fitzgerald, CFRE
  • Jennifer Fix, CFRE
  • Elizabeth Fleming, CFRE
  • Colleen Fox, CFRE
  • John Frank, CFRE
  • Katrina Freeburg, CFRE
  • Heather Fritts, CFRE
  • Scott Garrepy, CFRE
  • Lisa Gibert, CFRE
  • JoEllen Giles, CFRE
  • Amanda Gomez, CFRE
  • Brittany Gosselin, CFRE
  • Jennie Griek, CFRE
  • Amy Gross, CFRE
  • Gina Hall, CFRE
  • Christopher Hanzeli, CFRE
  • Wendy Hatch, CFRE
  • Kara Hefley, CFRE
  • Angelique Heinzen, CFRE
  • Maya Hemachandra, CFRE*
  • James Hopper, CFRE
  • Christine Howeiler, CFRE
  • Renata Hoyle Maybruck, CFRE
  • Ashley Hulsey, CFRE
  • Monica Hurley, CFRE
  • Sharon Hurt Davidson, CFRE
  • Janet (Jan) Aldrich Jacobs, CFRE
  • Leon Jenkins, CFRE
  • Daniel Johnson, CFRE
  • Julia Johnson, CFRE
  • Matthew Jones, CFRE
  • Eric Kaltenbacher, CFRE
  • Mary Kaufman-Cranney, CFRE
  • Maggie Keelan, CFRE
  • Sandra Kernerman, CFRE
  • Christina Kourteva, CFRE
  • Rebecca Kuenzel, CFRE
  • Tarrell Kullaway, CFRE
  • Tamara LaFrance, CFRE
  • Natalie Lamberjack, CFRE
  • Kathleen Langenheim, CFRE
  • Sara Lawson, CFRE
  • Angelique Leone, CFRE
  • Veda Logan, CFRE
  • Suzanne Loiland, CFRE*
  • Michael Lowery, CFRE
  • Anne Marie MacPherson Davis, CFRE
  • Barbara Maudell, CFRE*
  • Jazmin Marshall, CFRE
  • Daniel Martin, CFRE
  • Linda Maxson, CFRE
  • Rueben Mayes, CFRE
  • Mark McCampbell, CFRE
  • Barry McConnell, CFRE
  • Elizabeth McLaughlin, CFRE
  • Megan McNally, CFRE
  • Cindy McRoberts, CFRE
  • Thomas Mesaros, CFRE
  • Shannon Michlitsch, CFRE
  • Victoria Miles, CFRE
  • Marzette Mondin, CFRE
  • Lauren Moore, CFRE
  • Alison Morton, CFRE
  • Kristin Myers, CFRE
  • Kristi Nelson, CFRE
  • Carol Neupert, CFRE
  • Nick Newcombe, CFRE
  • Cynthia Niemi, CFRE
  • Abel Noah, CFRE
  • John Olson, CFRE
  • Sara Oshikawa-Clay, CFRE
  • Jacquelyn Ostrom, CFRE
  • Allison Parker, CFRE
  • Margaret Paullin, CFRE
  • Richard Penny, CFRE
  • Jennifer Perrow, CFRE
  • Kae Peterson, CFRE
  • James Plourde, CFRE*
  • Elizabeth Pluhta, CFRE
  • Michone Preston, CFRE
  • Jane Pryor, CFRE
  • Dawn Rains, CFRE
  • Shirley Sue Ramsey, CFRE
  • Anne Rasmussen, CFRE
  • Angela Rickard, CFRE
  • Julie Rinard, CFRE
  • Nancy Riordan, CFRE
  • Allison Roberts, CFRE
  • Wendy Rohrbacker, CFRE
  • Catherine Roosevelt, CFRE
  • Laura Rose, CFRE
  • Jill Rose, CFRE
  • Karen Rotko-Wynn, CFRE
  • Scott Sadler, CFRE
  • Wendy Schneider, CFRE
  • Karen Sendelback, CFRE
  • Helen Sernett, CFRE*
  • Christopher Shainin, CFRE
  • Jeri Shumate, CFRE
  • Allison Smith, CFRE
  • Russell Sondker, CFRE
  • Rodney Stephenson, CFRE
  • Ruth Swain, CFRE
  • Aggie Sweeney, CFRE
  • Sarah Szabo, CFRE
  • Dorita Tessier, CFRE
  • Elizabeth Theaker, CFRE
  • James Thomas, CFRE
  • Tresa Thomas Massiongale, CFRE
  • Vivian Thorn-Cheadle, CFRE
  • Theresa Tingvall Moore, CFRE
  • Ruth Tollefson, CFRE*
  • Alishia Topper, CFRE
  • An Tran, CFRE
  • Sarah Valentine, CFRE
  • Lindsay von Marbod, CFRE
  • Meghan Wagner, CFRE
  • Amanda Walker, CFRE
  • Scott Washburn, CFRE
  • Jennifer Weber, CFRE
  • Robin Webster, CFRE
  • Nickie White, CFRE
  • Amy Wilcox, CFRE
  • Jeffrey Wilcox, CFRE*
  • Erica Wiley, CFRE
  • Catherine Willis Cleveland, CFRE
  • Stephen Wilmes, CFRE
  • Marcella Wing, CFRE
  • Robert Wiseman, CFRE
  • Connie Wittren, CFRE
  • Jennifer Wolbrecht, CFRE
  • JoAnn Yoshimoto, CFRE
  • Kathleen Zehner, CFRE


We salute the following leaders in fundraising who have received their ACFRE credentials:

  • Jan F. Brazzell, Ph.D., ACFRE
  • James M. Greenfield, FAHP, ACFRE
  • James K. Phelps, ACFRE
  • Karen M. Porterfield, ACFRE

 * Indicates board members of either AFP Advancement Northwest or AFP South Sound. *