Kaitlyn Oelsner now an accredited CFRE professional

The Tidewater Jewish Foundation would like to say congratulations to our Director of Philanthropy, Kaitlyn Oelsner, for passing the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) exam this summer.

“The life-long pursuit of education, bettering oneself, is a cornerstone of our Jewish values,” said Naomi Limor Sedek, TJF president and CEO. “I am so proud of Kaitlyn’s accomplishment as she continues to pursue a level of mastery that will continue to be an asset both for the Tidewater Jewish community as well as for Kaitlyn, personally. Kol hakavod. Well deserved.” 

The CFRE certification is the only accredited certification for philanthropic fundraising professionals in the world. Getting certified is no easy feat. According to CFRE, candidates must, “Meet education, professional practice, and professional performance requirements; pass a comprehensive exam on best practices in ethical fundraising; and attest that they are knowledgeable and abide by the International Statement of Ethical Principles in Fundraising as well as laws governing fundraising in their region of practice.”

“I’m thrilled that Kaitlyn decided to pursue this professional development opportunity and now has attained this certification, confirming the high level of service she offers to the Foundation and its donor community,” said Randy Parrish, TJF vice president and CFO.

The Tidewater Jewish Foundation is extremely proud of Kaitlyn for passing this rigorous certification. From managing the LIFE & LEGACY program, leading strategic planning, to becoming CFRE certified, Kaitlyn has become an incredible asset not just for TJF, but for the entire Tidewater Jewish community.

Click here to read the article in the October 12, 2020 issue of the Jewish News.