Alexandria, VA (11-15-21) – CFRE International has named Julie Jacobs as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Julie Jacobs, Executive Director of the JTD Hospital Foundation for JTDMH joinsover 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 Internationalwhich 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.

CFRE International President and CEO Eva E. Aldrich, Ph.D., CAE, (CFRE 2001-2016)

“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 andethical manner. high level of commitment on the part of Julie Jacobs to the fundraising profession and the donors As the certification is a voluntary achievement, the CFRE certification demonstrates awho are served.”

CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period. To maintain certification status, certificants must demonstrate on-going fundraising employment and fundraising results and continue with their professional education. Employers and donors who work with CFREs know they are getting a professional who is committed to the best outcomes for their organization and has the requisite knowledge and skills.

The CFRE certification signifies a confident, ethical fundraising professional. 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 onlyaccredited certification for fundraising professionals.

Julie has been part of the Grand Lake Health System for over 19 years starting at Grand Lake Home Health and Hospice and as the Volunteer Development Coordinator for Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.  She has recently been promoted to the Executive Director of the JTD Hospital Foundation. o learn more about the JTD Hospital Foundation and how to make donations please contact Julie Jacobs at or call 419-394-3387 ext. 3567.