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Clark College News and Events

May 5, 2008
For Immediate Release
For additional information: 
Barbara Kerr, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing


Dr. Daniel Lee, Director of Major and Planned Gifts, is named a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

Dr. Daniel Lee, Director of Major and Planned Gifts for the Clark College FoundationVANCOUVER, Wash. – Dr. Daniel Lee, Director of Major and Planned Gifts for the Clark College Foundation, has been awarded the professional designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) by CFRE International. Lee joins more than 5,000 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, professional achievements, and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. They have agreed to uphold accountability standards and the donor bill of rights. Additionally, candidates must pass a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a fundraising executive.

“The CFRE process was developed as a way to identify for the public and employers those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills, and commitment to perform fundraising duties in an effective, conscientious, ethical, and professional manner,” said Andrew Day, CFRE and chair of CFRE International. “Achievement of the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential demonstrates the level of commitment on the part of Dr. Lee and the profession as a whole.”

CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period.  In order to maintain certification status, CFRE recipients must continue to demonstrate ongoing fundraising employment, fundraising results and continue with their professional education.  

About Dr. Daniel Lee

Dr. Daniel Lee is the foundation’s first Director of Major and Planned Gifts. In this role, he is responsible for the cultivation of relationships with individuals, corporations, and private foundations with the ultimate goal of securing private support for the students, programs, faculty, and facilities at Clark College.

Dr. Daniel Lee completed his studies at University College London in Chemistry. Upon moving to the United States, he entered the financial planning arena where he worked as a financial advisor for American Express Financial services for 10 years. In addition, Dr. Lee has been a leader in development and major gift fundraising for Oregon Episcopal School and Reed College.

About CFRE

CFRE International is an independent organization whose sole mission is dedicated to the certification of fundraising executives by setting standards in philanthropy.  CFRE International is governed by a board of directors made up of currently certified individuals from various types of fundraising settings and also includes members of the public representing the interests of donors.


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