Interested in learning more or pursuing a path to your Certified Fundraising Executive credential? If so, join in for a virtual joint chapter meeting with both the Lowcountry and Greater Polk County, FL AFP chapters to learn more about the CFRE process, why you might want one, and how you can start preparing to get this valuable certification. We’ll hear from CFRE International, and two of our local members will share their own experiences and CFRE journeys. Get your questions ready!
Communications and Marketing Director, CFRE International
Based in Tucson, Ashley has been with CFRE International since January 2018. Previously, she was the events and marketing manager at the Fundraising Institute of New Zealand, where she helped bring world-class fundraising programming to the country. She is on a life quest to visit 100 countries.
Senior Consultant, JCA
Holly Parrish, a CFRE since 2004 based in Florida, has managed annual, major and planned giving fundraising programs for dozens of diverse organizations over 20+ years (Healthcare, Social Services, Arts, Education). Holly works as a Senior Consultant for JCA managing CRM assessment, optimization and implementation projects. Holly joined JCA in 2020 after 8 years as an independent fundraising consultant. Additionally, Holly serves on the training faculty for the Edyth Bush Institute for Philanthropy at Rollins College. Holly currently serves as President of the Greater Polk AFP Chapter.
Lindsay D. Finneran, MA, CFRE
Director of Development, Medical University of South Carolina
Lindsay Finneran has more than 12 years of experience in professional fundraising including annual giving, special events, giving circles, major gifts, stewardship, communications, and database management. She has held roles in many nonprofit sectors including social services, healthcare, K-12 education, and higher education.
Before joining MUSC, Lindsay served as the Director of Advancement at Bishop England High School in Charleston, SC and the Assistant Director of Development for Women’s Philanthropy at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.
Lindsay holds a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy & Nonprofit Management from The Ohio State University John Glenn College of Public Affairs and received her Certified Fundraising Executive credential in 2022.
Lindsay serves on the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals Lowcountry Chapter and is passionate about leading strategies that improve organizational operations, increase constituent engagement, and inspire transformational philanthropy.