Joe Serviss Earns CFRE Credential
June 24, 2004 -- CFRE International of Alexandria,
Virginia, awarded Jacksonville State Universityís Joseph A. Serviss the certified fund raising
executive (CFRE) credential after Mr. Serviss passed the organizationís national
examination in April.
Mr. Serviss, JSUís vice president for institutional advancement since 14 October 2002, passed CFRE
Internationalís test of 225
multiple-choice questions to demonstrate knowledge in six areas: current and
prospective donor research, securing the gift, relationship building, volunteer
Involvement, management, and accountability.
Mr. Serviss also met eligibility requirements in the areas of education, professional
performance, and service. Candidates for
certification must have 60 months of experience to apply.
CFRE International offers the
only internationally-recognized baseline professional credential for
philanthropic fundraising executives. Achieving the CFRE demonstrates a
commitment to professional standards and the betterment of the field of fund
Mr. Serviss, a Jacksonville resident, served as JSUís director of development
and executive director of the JSU Foundation for 13 years before assuming the
vice presidentís post.
A Sylacauga native, Mr. Serviss holds†the B.S. in general business and an M.B.A.,
both from JSU. He is a 1964 graduate of Sylacauga High School.
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