Sarasota, December 8, 2014 – All Faiths Food Bank today announced that Senior Director of Development Denise Cotler has earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials awarded by CFRE International. This accomplishment recognizes an individual’s mastery of the standards set for core knowledge and skills required of fundraising executives after five years of experience. This practice-based designation requires demonstration of having met these standards through both an application and a written examination.
“This certification shows that it is never too late to make professional – or personal – changes in your life.” said Denise. “In my 40’s I decided to leave the corporate world to help make a difference in the nonprofit sector, and as happy as I am in that decision, this validates my hard work and recognizes the positive impact I can bring to community though my chosen profession.”
Denise earned her Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Stony Brook University Denise was an actuary associate in the insurance industry then moved to financial management in consumer retail. When staying home with her two boys for several years, she began volunteering in the community and developed a passion for the nonprofit world. By the time they were teenagers, she was back to work in a new profession, embracing the challenges and rewards of charity work.
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