February 13, 2013 – Katy Olsen, Crittenton Foundation Major & Planned Gifts Officer, was recently named a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) by CFRE International. Mrs. Olsen joined the Crittenton Foundation in 2006 and has served the organization in a variety of roles, including Event Coordinator and President. “Katy brings her expertise and commitment to our team. She has been instrumental in leading the Cornerstone Campaign, helping to raise $8 million for the hospital’s new tower,” said Melinda Conway Callahan, Crittenton Foundation President.
Mrs. Olsen is one of 5,400 fund raising professionals worldwide who hold CFRE credentials. Candidates must meet a series of standards set by CFRE International, including tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. They must also pass a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge, skills and abilities required of a fundraising executive. Each CFRE agrees to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights.
Mrs. Olsen holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hillsdale College and is a member of the Partnership for Philanthropic Planning. As Major & Planned Gifts Officer for the Crittenton Foundation, she helps individuals realize their philanthropic goals by connecting them with hospital initiatives to improve health and wellness in the community. “Working with donors is the best part of my day, every day. They are so committed to making a difference, which inspires me to try to do the same.”