Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Media Release: Kurn Hattin's F. Lisa Bloch Receives CFRE Certification


WESTMINSTER, VT— Falana Lisa Bloch, Assistant Director of Development at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children in Westminster, Vermont, has been certified by CFRE International as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). Bloch joins over 5,300 professionals around the world who hold the CFRE designation, including Kurn Hattin’s Director of Development and Public Relations Kim Fine and Major Gifts Director (former Executive Director) Connie Sanderson.

Bloch, a Brattleboro resident who joined Kurn Hattin Homes in 2013, has over twenty years of experience in health and human services. Before joining Kurn Hattin, Bloch worked for Southeastern Vermont Community Action for nine years, initially as a Family Services Outreach Specialist and then as Director of Development and Planning for the last six years. Prior to returning to Vermont, she worked as an Adolescent Counselor at Harbor Schools of Maine, a residential home for boys with dual diagnoses; and at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England. She has served as a volunteer on the Board of Directors at the Women’s Freedom Center, Brattleboro Area Affordable Housing, CABA Evening Care, and on the Windham County Helpfund committee. 

Bloch studied at Goddard College with a concentration in Consciousness Studies (the transformative experience of cultural, religious, spiritual, and psychotherapeutic traditions). She was also a Certified Massage Therapist and graduate of Stillpoint Center School of Massage in Hatfield, MA, where she worked with Vietnam Veterans in recovery with PTSD and sleep disorders; and with individuals with co-occurring physical and developmental challenges at Community Services of Amherst, MA.

Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, demonstrated fundraising achievement and a commitment to service to not-for-profit organizations. 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. For information on CFRE International:

Since 1894, Kurn Hattin Homes for Children has helped thousands of at-risk children and their families by offering a safe home and quality education in a nurturing environment. Its mission: Kurn Hattin transforms the lives of children and their families forever.


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