Charles S. C. Clement, Director of Development at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) in Windsor, Vermont, has been named as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) by CFRE International. Clement joins more than 6,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.
In earning the three-year certification, Clement has met a series of standards set by CFRE International including tenure, education, and demonstrated fundraising achievement. He has also passed a rigorous written examination testing his knowledge, skills, and abilities as a fundraising executive, and he has agreed to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights.
“The CFRE credential was created to identify for the public and employers those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills, and commitment to perform fundraising duties in an effective and ethical manner,” states CFRE International President and CEO Eva E. Aldrich, Ph.D., CAE, (CFRE 2001-2016). “As the certification is a voluntary achievement, the CFRE certification demonstrates a high level of commitment on the part of Mr. Clement to the fundraising profession and the donors who are served.”
Clement has been Director of Development at MAHHC since 2017. In this role he plans, organizes, and directs all fundraising efforts for MAHHC and Ottauquechee Health Center in Woodstock, Vermont. Prior to joining MAHHC in 2014, he served as New England Regional Director for Ashoka’s Youth Venture and Director of Development for FIRST, the non-profit founded by inventor Dean Kamen to foster young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Clement is a graduate of Dartmouth College.
MAHHC CEO and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Perras calls Clement important to Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center’s ability to provide high quality care to patients and promote health and wellness in the communities it serves. “Even a small hospital like ours is an enormously complex organization, in an even more complex healthcare environment,” says Dr. Perras. “Now more than ever, we depend on support from our donors in order to do our work. Charlie 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. His new designation symbolizes what we already know; that he is highly skilled and highly valued in his work guiding development for our Hospital in a positive direction. Congratulations to Charlie for this well-earned designation.”