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June 27, 2001

Mollie Butler, director of development for annual giving at St. Edward's University, awarded CFRE designation

The Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Professional Certification Board has awarded Mollie O'Hara Butler the professional designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive. Butler joins more than 4,000 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.

Butler serves as director of development for annual giving at St. Edward's University, a position that directs the President's Associates program and leads the annual giving team. She brings experience from a variety of annual giving programs, alumni and external relations, and major gift solicitation. Butler earned her bachelor's degree in international studies at Southwestern University.

Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by the CFRE Board which include tenure in the profession, education, professional achievements and a commitment to service to nonprofit organizations. They have agreed to uphold a code of ethics and the Donor Bill of Rights. Additionally, candidates must pass a written examination testing the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a fundraising executive.

The CFRE Professional Certification Program is an independent credentialing program conducted in cooperation with leading philanthropic associations. The CFRE Board is comprised of representatives from various types of fundraising settings and also includes members of the public representing the interests of donors.

St. Edward's University is an independent, Catholic liberal arts university of 3,800 students in Austin. It was founded by the Congregation of Holy Cross.

Note: (electronic photo of Butler available upon request.)

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