Foundation Director Awarded Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) Designation

Paulette Sweeney-Goodwin, Managing Director of the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation, was recently named a Certified Fund Raising Executive by CFRE International.  Sweeney-Goodwin has met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment of service to a nonprofit organization.  Initially candidates must pass a rigorous exam which tests the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a fundraising executive.

“Paulette has proven her commitment to her profession by pursuing her CFRE certification” said Mark Muise, Chair of the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation.  “Donors who work with Paulette know they are getting someone who is committed to the best outcomes, both for their financial gift and for our Foundation,” Muise said.

The CFRE process was developed as a way to identify for the public and employers those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and commitment to perform fundraising duties in an effective, conscientious, ethical and professional manner,” states Susan Davies Goepp, CFRE: Chair of CFRE International.

CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period.  In order to maintain certification status, members must continue to demonstrate ongoing fundraising employment, fundraising results and continue with their professional education.

CFRE International is an independent organization whose sole mission is dedicated to the certification of fundraising executives by setting standards of philanthropy.  More information can be found on their web site

The Yarmouth Hospital Foundation, established in 1970, is the fundraising arm of the Yarmouth Regional Hospital.  Its’ mission is to support and enhance our hospital as a community and regional center of excellence in health care.

The Yarmouth Regional Hospital serves Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties.