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Beth Koffman has Been Awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Designation

Beth Koffman, Vice President of The Foundation

CFRE International has named Beth Koffman, Vice President of The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Beth joins over 6,900 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.

Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, and demonstrated fundraising achievement. They have also passed a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a fundraising executive, and have agreed to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of

“The CFRE credential is probably a fundraiser’s most prestigious certification,” said Frank McMeen, President of The Foundation. “We are proud to offer Beth’s vast fundraising knowledge as a resource for not only Foundation funds, but the community.”

Beth has worked in the field of philanthropy for 20 years, serving the last thirteen and a half years at The Foundation. During her tenure with The Foundation, she has served in a variety of roles including special events, community outreach, operations management, and fund development. She is a graduate of Leadership Jackson, WestStar, and the inaugural LEAD class for West Tennessee Healthcare. She currently serves on the board of directors for Leadership Jackson Alumni Association. Beth is the first Foundation staff member to earn the CFRE credential.

Since 1981, CFRE has set standards for fundraising professionals. As the only globally recognized fundraising certification, CFRE indicates professionalism, confidence, and ethics. It is how today’s fundraiser shows accountability, service, and commitment to making a difference for good. The CFRE certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and is the only accredited certification for fundraising professionals.

The West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation was established in 1985 to strengthen the health and well-being of our region by serving as a catalyst for positive changes in healthcare, education, the arts, and other causes. It provides philanthropic support for West Tennessee Healthcare and its eighteen county service area, and it enhances the quality of life for local residents by supporting programs, initiatives, and organizations serving rural West Tennessee.

For more information, contact the Foundation at 731-984-2140 or email Rebecca Creasy at