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SARASOTA, Fla. – Jan. 28, 2021​ – Lighthouse Vision Loss Education Center is excited to recognize the achievements of its employees.

Lisa Howard and Terri Medina

Lisa J. Howard, Lighthouse Chief Executive Officer achieved recertification as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). ​CFRE credential demonstrates professional achievement and commitment to the fundraising profession and is administered by CFRE International. ​More than 7,200 fundraising professionals from over 20 countries are currently CFREs working throughout all segments of the nonprofit sector where they bring adherence to rigorous standards to all aspects of their work.

Terri Medina, Lighthouse Director of Development was elected as a member of the Board of Directors in the ​Southwest Florida Chapter of the ​Association of Fundraisers Professionals (AFP-SWFL). Medina will also serve as Chair of the Communications Committee. AFP-SWFL is committed to growing professionalism and diversity among its membership, increasing the opportunities and resources provided to its members, and celebrating the philanthropic heritage of the Sarasota and Manatee Community.

“On behalf of the Board of Directors, we are excited to congratulate Lisa and Terri on their achievements in the fundraising profession,” said Angela Abrams, Lighthouse Board Chair. “Lighthouse prides itself on identifying and hiring individuals, who are not only dedicated leaders in their fields, but individuals who commit themselves to our mission and the individuals with vision loss that we serve every day.”