PRINCESS ANNE, MD
- (June 10,
2014) – Stephen L. McDaniel, a senior administrator at the University of
Maryland Eastern Shore, has been re-accredited by Certified Fund Raising
McDaniel, who accepted an
appointment in October 2013 as UMES’ interim vice president for Institutional
Advancement, has held the CRFE credential continually since 1996.
“The CFRE credential was
created to identify, for the public and employees, those individuals who
possess the knowledge, skills and commitment to perform fundraising duties in
an effective and ethical manner,” said Jim Caldarola, the immediate past chair
of CFRE International.
A CFRE credential is good
for three years and represents a commitment to continuing education and
adherence to professional standards by 5,000-plus fundraisers who hold it.
Prior to joining UMES,
McDaniel worked at Norfolk (Va.) State University, where he coordinated that
institution’s fundraising activities.
In a career spanning
three decades, McDaniel has done fundraising and marketing for nine other
institutions, including Alabama A&M, Alcorn State, Fayetteville State,
North Carolina A&T State, Tuskegee and the University of Maryland at
He worked 18 years for
The United Negro College Fund, which focuses on generating scholarship support
for deserving students at the nation’s private historically black institutions.
He also has been a successful fundraiser on the international level.
McDaniel earned a
Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore County and a
Certificate in Managing Institutional Advancement from the University of
UMES has three
administrators with the CFRE credential. Earlier this year, McDaniel’s
colleague, Veronique Diriker, earned her initial certification and Kimberly
Dumpson, who previously headed fundraising for UMES, is also a Certified Fund
Bill Robinson, director, UMES Office of Public Relations, 410-621-2355.