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NMSU vice president receives second fundraising recertification

Rebecca Dukes, vice president of university advancement and executive director of the New Mexico State University Foundation, has been recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) by CFRE International.


This is Dukes' second recertification since she was first certified in 1995. She joins more than 5,000 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation, and has met a series of standards including demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to non-profit organizations.

"The CFRE process was developed as a way to identify for the public and employees 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.

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

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