Ellen Finnerty Myers Recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

Ellen Finnerty Myers, vice president of corporate development and chief development officer at Carroll Hospital, has been recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). She joins more than 7,200 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 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 Aldrich, Ph.D., CAE, (CFRE 2001-2016). “As the certification is a voluntary achievement, the CFRE certification demonstrates a high level of commitment on the part of Ellen Myers to the fundraising profession and the donors who are served.”

Myers has served as vice president at Carroll Hospital since 2000 and has led multiple hospital and hospice divisions during her tenure. Most notably, she has spearheaded successful fundraising campaigns that have advanced programs and services, increasing sustainable giving from $400,000 to $5,000,000/year; raising $100,000,000 in 20 years. She also played an integral role in creating the William E. Kahlert Regional Cancer Center, the Tevis Center for Wellness and the Mt. Airy Health and Wellness Pavilion.  

In addition to her role at the hospital, Myers has served as chair of the board of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce as well as on several chamber committees. She was regional director of the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy and was also a member of the organization's board of directors. She currently serves on the board and several committees of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's (JDRF) Maryland Chapter.

“I am extremely proud to have earned this achievement. CFRE certification has helped further reinforced my expertise as a fundraising professional committed to helping grow and advance the hospital’s programs and services through philanthropic support to benefit the community,” said Myers.

The CFRE certification program is accredited by the American National Standards Institute and is the only accredited certification for fundraising professionals. As the premier global credential for career fundraisers, the CFRE designation is endorsed and supported by the world’s leading professional and philanthropic associations.

Carroll Hospital, a LifeBridge Health Center, is a nonprofit, acute care facility offering the latest in medical technology, experienced medical professionals in a variety of specialties and a continuum of programs and services to meet the needs of the community.

Photo caption: Ellen Finnerty Myers, vice president of corporate development and chief development officer at Carroll Hospital.

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