TCHF Announces New CFREs

The Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation today announced that Director of Development Christine Birkett, Annual Giving Officer Ashley Haughton, and Manager of Philanthropic Partnerships Agnes Palmer have each earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation by CFRE International, an organization dedicated to setting global standards in philanthropy.

“I am extremely proud of Christine, Ashley and Agnes and the commitment they have to their continuous professional education,” said VP of Philanthropy and Administrative Operations Murray Fournie, MEd, CFRE, FAHP.  “The CFRE designation indicates the high level of professionalism and knowledge of fundraising responsibilities that our team exemplifies with all of the donors served by the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation.” 

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 Rights.

Birkett, Haughton and Palmer join only 7,200 other professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.

Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation is a nonprofit, community-based organization that raises funds to support hospice and grief support programs for patients and families in Martin, St. Lucie and Okeechobee counties. Since 1982, Treasure Coast Hospice has provided access to compassionate, caring, expert and professional hospice, and grief support services to patients and families at the end of life. Thanks to the support of generous donors, the Treasure Coast Hospice Foundation can fund indigent hospice care, a pediatric hospice program, music therapy, and comprehensive grief support programs, including individual and group bereavement services and Camp Good Grief for children who have experienced the loss of a loved one.