BLOOMINGTON – Susie Graham, executive director of development at Ivy Tech Bloomington since 2013, has earned the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential. Graham has met a series of standards set by CFRE International, which include tenure in the profession, education, and demonstrated fundraising achievement for not-for-profit organizations. She has also passed a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a fundraising executive and has agreed to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights.

“The CFRE is an important credential for executives working in philanthropy,” said Chancellor Jennie Vaughan. “Congratulations to Susie for earning this internationally recognized professional certification.”

CFRE is the world’s only certification for philanthropic fundraising professionals accredited by the American National Standards Institute. ANSI accreditation is recognized internationally for ensuring the consistency and integrity of certification bodies and credentials.


About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.