Kelly Krupp, director of major gifts for Guadalupe Center, has been awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation by CFRE International.
The designation means Krupp has met a series of standards that include tenure in the profession, education and demonstrated fundraising achievement. Krupp also had to pass a rigorous written exam and agree to uphold accountability standards and CFRE’s Donor Bill of Rights.
“The CFRE credential was created to identify for the public and employers those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and commitment to perform fundraising duties in an effective and ethical manner,” states CFRE International President and CEO Eva E. Aldrich.
As director of major gifts at Guadalupe Center, Krupp manages and cultivates relationships with current and future donors to help accomplish their philanthropic goals, while also allowing Guadalupe Center to fulfill its mission of breaking the cycle of poverty through education for the children of Immokalee.
“Three-fourths of our budget comes from philanthropic support and grants, so a strong major gifts officer like Kelly ensures that we can continue creating endless possibilities for the children of Immokalee,” said Dawn Montecalvo, Guadalupe Center president.
About Guadalupe Center
Guadalupe Center is a purpose-driven, nonprofit organization with proven results in creating endless possibilities for the students of Immokalee through education and fostering personal and academic success that leads to economic independence. With a focus on breaking the cycle of poverty through education, Guadalupe Center is proud of the children’s accomplishments: 94 percent meet or exceed kindergarten readiness measures, 100 percent of Tutor Corps high school seniors graduate high school and are accepted into college, and more than 92 percent graduate with a post-secondary degree.