CFRE International and ASSIF, Associazione Italiana Fundraiser, the association for fundraising professionals working in Italy, are proud to announce the winners of a new Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) scholarship.
A voluntary credential that is recognized worldwide, the CFRE signifies a confident, ethical fundraising professional.
It is how today’s fundraiser shows accountability, service, and commitment to making a difference for good. The CFRE credential supports a fundraiser’s professional growth and sets the standard for ethical practice in the sector.
The recipients are the winners of the Italian Fundraising Award for the last three years:
• Giovanna Bonora, former fundraiser for Bocconi University, Italian Fundraising Award Winner 2019
• Alessandra Delli Poggi, head of partnerships and new business for Cancer Research Italy, Italian Fundraising Award Winner 2018
• Roger Bergonzoli, director at Fondazione Santa Rita da Cascia, Italian Fundraising Award Winner 2017
“CFRE International is proud to partner with ASSIF to recognize these three dedicated fundraising professionals,” said CFRE International President and CEO Eva Aldrich, Ph.D., CAE, (CFRE, 2001-2016). “Becoming a CFRE demonstrates an individual’s commitment to confidence, ethics, and professionalism in fundraising. We look forward to working together with ASSIF to grow the network of CFREs in Italy.”
The scholarship funds the US$700 CFRE initial application fee for each recipient. The CFRE is the only globally-recognized, accredited certification for fundraising professionals.
More than 6,800 fundraising professionals in 25 countries are currently CFREs.
To become a CFRE, fundraising professionals must meet requirements in education, professional practice, and professional performance in addition to agreeing to abide by the International Statement of Ethical Principles of Fundraising and successfully passing a 200-question exam.