United Way of Martin County’s Elisabeth Glynn earns certified fund raising executive designation

The United Way of Martin County recently announced that its Director of Philanthropy, Elisabeth Glynn, has earned the prestigious Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification from CFRE International. Glynn joins over 7,200 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation, which is the highest certification for fundraising professionals.

Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, and demonstrated fundraising achievement. They have also passed a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a fundraising executive, and have agreed to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights.

“Now more than ever, we depend on support from our donors in order to do our work. Elisabeth has a rare gift for communicating what we do and why it’s important to our supporters at all levels, and for turning that support into action. Her new designation symbolizes what we already know; that she is highly skilled and highly valued in her work guiding development for our organization,” United Way of Martin County President/CEO Carol G. Houwaart-Diez said.

Prior to joining United Way of Martin County in 2015, Glynn served in various positions in the nonprofit field, including director of community relations at the Ann Stork Center, communications manager of the South Florida affiliate of Gilda’s Club Worldwide and executive director of the Stuart Air Show. Glynn currently serves on the board of LEADERship Martin County and the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University New Orleans. 

About United Way of Martin County
United Way of Martin County’s mission is to lift the community and change lives together through the collective power of advancing the common good. Since 1972, the United Way has been working to create long-term social change and provide support to Martin County residents by investing in programs that strive to: enhance healthy living, improve education, and support financial stability. For more information about United Way, visit www.unitedwaymartin.org.