Binghamton University vice president joins elite group of fund raising executives


CFRE International has recertified Marcia Craner, vice president for external affairs at Binghamton University, as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).   Craner joins over 5,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.  Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards, which include, tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations.

“The CFRE process was developed as a way to identify for the public and employers those individuals who possess the knowledge, skills and commitment to perform fundraising duties in an effective, conscientious, ethical and professional manner,” states Susan Davis Goepp, CFRE; Chair of CFRE International.  “Achievement of the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential demonstrates the level of commitment on the part of Craner to herself and the profession as a whole.”

Craner has been with Binghamton University for 26 years, initially as director of alumni and parent relations. After assuming interim responsibilities as executive director of the Binghamton University Foundation in the late 1980s and early 1990s, she became associate vice president for alumni and development and executive director of the Foundation in 1991. Her responsibilities expanded in 2003 when she became senior associate vice president of alumni and development, retaining her position as executive director of the Foundation.

CFRE International is governed by a board of directors made up of currently certified individuals from various types of fundraising settings and also includes members of the public representing the interests of donors.

Last Updated: 9/17/13