Community Home Health & Hospice (Community) employee Julie Rinard earned the CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive) designation. Only 5,200 people hold this certification worldwide. Rinard met CFRE International standards to include: tenure in the fundraising profession, continuing education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to serve not-for-profit organizations. Individuals must also pass a rigorous written exam and agree to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights. Of her designation Community CEO Greg Pang said, “Donors deserve the reassurance that we are good stewards of their gifts. Professional certification is one way we can show the community we take that responsibility seriously. Julie has proven her personal commitment to ethical and effective fundraising, professionalism and ongoing education.”
Rinard is a six-year Community employee and a regular donor 10 years prior to her hire. In 2012, she was promoted to gift planning manager. Rinard is a member of Kelso Rotary, Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable and serves on the Kelso/Longview Chamber of Commerce board. In her free time, she participates in community events with her dog, Buster, a hospice pet partner and Hospice Thrift Shop mascot.