Development director earns CFRE designation

SOMC’s Director of Community Relations and Development, Kara Redoutey, recently received designation as a certified fund raising executive.

CFRE designation is given to individuals that pass a rigorous written examination testing their knowledge, skills and abilities as a fundraising executive.

“Achieving CFRE designation is something that means a lot to me,” Redoutey said. “I take a lot of pride in the work of the SOMC Development Foundation. I believe this experience will be a benefit not only to myself and the Development Foundation, but also to the community that we serve.”

In addition to passing a written exam, CFRE designees also agree to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights. CFRE is considered to be the premier global credential for career fundraisers.

“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,” Jim Caldarola, immediate past chair of CFRE International, said. “The CFRE credential demonstrates a high level of commitment on the part of Kara Redoutey to herself, the fundraising profession and the donors who are served.”

The SOMC Development Foundation’s mission is to make a difference by identifying the community’s health and wellness needs while bridging the gap between those needs and the cost of the solutions. The Development Foundation raises and invests funds to help SOMC to deliver exceptional care, programs and services, and to fulfill the hospital’s mission to make a difference in the communities served.

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