UCH’s Alissa Clouse Earns CFRE Designation for Excellence in Fundraising

Alissa Clouse

Alissa Clouse, United Church Homes’ director of advancement operations and major gifts, recently earned the highly regarded Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation. The achievement underscores Clouse’s expertise in ethical best practices within the realm of fundraising.

One of only 7,700 CFREs worldwide, Clouse’s achievement highlights her dedication to mastering new skills in leadership and fundraising. Clouse has been an integral part of the United Church Homes team for nine years, where her primary focus has been mobilizing philanthropists to address the needs of older adults within the more than 90 communities United Church Homes serves.

Clouse boasts an impressive 16-year track record in fundraising for aging services, including proficiency in grant writing, annual giving, special events, major gifts and operational leadership.

Clouse holds a BS degree in gerontology from Bowling Green (Ohio) State University and an MBA degree from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. She is a 2016 graduate of LeadingAge Ohio’s Leadership Academy, a Certified Eden Alternative Associate, and a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Beyond her professional achievements, Clouse donates her time and talents to enhance local organizations, including the Grant Professionals Organization, the Marion Area Humane Society, and Age-Friendly Delaware County.

“Alissa’s CFRE designation is a testament to her unwavering commitment to excellence,” said Gloria Hurwitz, CFRE, UCH’s vice president of advancement. “I am immensely proud of her and look forward to her continued contributions in making a meaningful difference in the lives of older adults.”

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