Teresa Stafford Recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE)

Alexandria, VA - CFRE International is proud to announce Teresa Stafford has recertified as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Teresa Stafford, joins over 7,200 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation.

Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, and demonstrated fundraising achievement. They have also passed a rigorous written examination testing the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of a fundraising executive, and have agreed to uphold Accountability Standards and the Donor Bill of Rights.

CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period. To maintain certification status, certificants must demonstrate on-going fundraising employment and fundraising results and continue with their professional education. The CFRE certification signifies a confident, ethical fundraising professional.

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Bentonville Library Foundation receives $7,870 from donors and Walmart matching gifts!

Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr.’s lifelong commitment to servant leadership, Walmart hosted a one-day, online matching campaign, MLK Day of Giving, for U.S. Walmart,


Sam’s Club and brand family associates as well as any consumer on January 18th.

Walmart believes “our associates and customers care deeply about supporting nonprofits that address causes of all kinds.”  In honor of MLK Day this year they made it easy for anyone to give back and help meet the needs of others.  The Bentonville Library Foundation is deeply grateful for your leadership Walmart!


Spotlight on our Student Leaders!

Bentonville Library Foundation is thrilled to announce that this bright, interactive, new website was built by two very talented Ignite Professional Studies program students!

Abby Lopez (left) is a recent graduate of Bentonville West High School. She will be attending NWACC as a mechanical engineering major and plans to study abroad, focusing on the science and business of robotics. She is also passionate about graphic design as well as web and app development. Abby hopes her future career plans include all of her passions.

Arthi Krishna (right) is a recent graduate of Bentonville High School. She wrote her first line of code in the 6th grade and has never stopped. Arthi has been active in the Bentonville Public Library as a Math Mentor and a student leader in the Lil' Miss Coders Program. She will be attending Columbia University this fall studying Computer Science.


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