BRIT® Celebrates Sara A. Richardson, Awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Designation

July 30, 2020

FORT WORTH, Texas (July 31, 2020) — The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®) is excited to announce the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) award designation to Director of Philanthropy Sara A. Richardson.

Sara RichardsonThe CFRE credential is awarded to those who have met a series of standards set by CFRE International, including a tenured profession, education, and high achievements in fundraising. They must also pass a rigorous written examination that tests the knowledge, skills and abilities required in a fundraising executive. The certification identifies those who can best perform fundraising duties with corresponding ethical commitment, and who agree to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights.

"Sara is an exceptional fundraiser who cultivates and maintains excellent donor relationships leading to results that exceed expectations,” said BRIT Vice President for Advancement Christie Eckler, who has also earned the CFRE designation. “It’s an honor to work with a professional at Sara’s level of expertise and the CFRE credential provides further evidence of what we at BRIT already know.”

The certification is awarded for a three-year period, and the CFRE certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is the only accredited certification for fundraising professionals. Sara now joins a group of over 6,900 professionals around the globe who hold this honorable certification in fundraising. Join us in congratulating Sara A. Richardson for achieving this prestigious CFRE designation!

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