Congratulations, Joel Cencius!

Our Director of Development and Communications, Joel Cencius, recently achieved the designation of Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). This level of distinction is International recognition that he has demonstrated dedication and competency over time in the fundraising profession. To achieve this certification, you must be assessed on your level of education, professional practice, and professional performance in actual funds raised and communications/management projects.

"Joel's dedication and performance in service to the mission of SJA is deeply humbling and greatly valued and appreciated," stated SJA's Head of School, Paul Gessner.

Gessner further stated that, "this certification is deserved and the title only confirms what we have known for a long time. Joel is an amazing treasure and is remarkable at what he does and who he is!"

Joel can be reached at