Eva E. Aldrich, Ph.D., CAE, (CFRE, 2001-2016)

President and CEO

Eva E. Aldrich, Ph.D., CAE, (CFRE, 2001-2016) is President and CEO of CFRE International, the globally acknowledged voluntary certification for fundraising professionals.  The CFRE credential supports and encourages fundraising professionals to aspire to the highest standards of professional competence and ethical practice in serving the philanthropic sector.  Prior to joining CFRE International, Aldrich was Associate Director of Public Service and The Fund Raising School at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  Before that, she was a member of the consulting team at Johnson Grossnickle & Associates and was Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Writing Center at Franklin College.  Aldrich has been widely published in fundraising journals and is one of the editors of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, 3rd Edition, from Jossey-Bass. She holds a Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.  E-mail Eva

Paul Cavazos

Certification Services Coordinator

Paul Cavazos joined CFRE International in 2012.  At CFRE International, he answers candidate queries and makes sure that the daily operations of certification processing flows smoothly.  Prior to joining CFRE International, Cavazos was a team member at the Human Rights Campaign. He graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in International Studies.  E-mail Paul

Tony Colarusso

Assistant to the President and CEO

Tony Colarusso joined CFRE International in 2012.  At CFRE International, he provides assistance on special projects and previously coordinated the CFRE Continuing Education Approved Provider Programme on an interim basis.  Colarusso earned a Masters in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.  E-mail Tony

Ashley Gatewood

Communications and Marketing Manager

Ashley Gatewood joined CFRE International in 2018. Her professional background is concentrated in nonprofits and industry trade associations, including previous experience as the Communications and Events Manager at the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand. She earned her B.A. in English from Towson University and M.A. in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. E-mail Ashley

Lesley A. Phillips

Certification Manager

Lesley Phillips joined CFRE International in October 2015 as Certification Manager.  As Certification Manager, Lesley is responsible for all aspects of initial certification and recertification programs, including application review and answering questions related to CFRE application standards and policies.  Lesley comes to CFRE International from the National Apartment Association, where she was the Education Institute Manager for Customer Relations.  In that role, she administered all education programs, including the Certified Apartment Manager (CAM) and National Apartment Leasing (NALP) designation programs.  Lesley earned a B.A. cum laude in Russian from the University of Alaska, Anchorage.  E-mail Lesley

Jeff Stanger

Education Resources Manager

Jeff Stanger has served CFRE International in several roles since 2012, including Continuing Education Coordinator since January 2014. In January 2017 Jeff was was named Education Resources Manager.  He reviews and manages the course submissions for over 500 approved providers of CFRE Continuing Education Points throughout the world. In addition, Stanger serves on the faculty of The Fund Raising School at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University.  He is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator on a variety of fundraising topics including social media, annual campaigns, and grant writing.  He is also an author and has contributed chapters to Achieving Excellence in Fundraising Volumes III and IV. Prior to joining CFRE International, Jeff served as Development Director for The Salvation Army of Indiana for six years.  He has over 18 years of fundraising experience.  E-mail Jeff