CFFK President Dianna Sutton Awarded Recertification as Fund Raising Executive

Dianna Sutton, President and CEO of CFFK, has been awarded recertification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), a professional distinction in the field of philanthropy demonstrating a commitment to personal and ethical standards. She completed recertification by meeting requirements through education, experience, performance, service and a written examination.  The designation is awarded by CFRE International, a global organization that promotes ethical behavior and serves to preserve and promote philanthropy and volunteerism.

Dianna has been a Certified Fund Raising Executive since 1995 and has over 30 years of experience in fundraising and nonprofit management. She joins over 6,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.  As President and CEO of CFFK since 2004, Dianna has coordinated significant accomplishments for the Community Foundation through her work with donors and nonprofits. “Dianna has been using her skills, experience and fundraising expertise at CFFK for 15 years to help make a huge difference in the Keys,” says Ron Burd, CFFK Board Chair. “The CFRE recertification demonstrates her professionalism and high level of commitment to the field of philanthropy and our community.”

Dianna has utilized her philanthropic skills to facilitate more than $34 million in charitable gifts from individuals and nonprofit organizations to advance CFFK’s mission to make Key West and the Florida Keys a better place to live now and in the future by encouraging philanthropy and matching these acts of caring to community needs.  Under Dianna’s leadership, CFFK has granted more than $19.6 million, helping residents from Key West to Key Largo through grants to local nonprofit organizations, scholarships and program services.  Philanthropic assets have increased from $4.6 million in 2004 to $18.6 million and the number of donor and agency funds has expanded from 17 to 149 as of 2019.