Spencer Morgan of Fredonia College Foundation receives CFRE designation

Roger Coda
Spencer Morgan

Spencer D. Morgan, CFRE

Spencer D. Morgan, associate director of Development with the Fredonia College Foundation, has been awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation, joining over 6,900 professionals from around the world who hold the CFRE International designation.

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

At the foundation, Mr. Morgan nurtures and stewards relationships with Fredonia alumni and donors, acting as a guide in their giving back to the institution through special and major gifts and pledges, including those that establish scholarships, program endowments and other opportunities that benefit students and the institution.

Morgan also coordinates and co-manages the Fredonia Alumni Golf Tournament, serves as a member of the university’s Writers at Work steering committee and was a 2019 SUNYCUAD Charlton Scholar.

Prior to joining the foundation nearly three years ago, Morgan was the grants and special events coordinator at Villa Maria College. Previous positions also include director of development and marketing at Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village and curator at the Steel Plant Museum of Western New York. Morgan is the author of “Western New York Steel,” part of Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America series.

Morgan is a volunteer with Citizens Advocating Memorial Preservation, a current member of the 1891 Fredonia Opera House and Performing Arts Center Board of Directors, former president of the Lackawanna Historical Association Board of Directors and former member of the Erie County Historical Federation Board of Trustees.

A lifelong Western New York resident, Morgan received an M.A. in History, with a concentration in Museum Studies, from SUNY Buffalo State in 2011, a B.A. in History, with a minor in American Studies, from SUNY Fredonia in 2008 and certificate in Paralegal Studies at the University at Buffalo in 2009. He is a graduate of Allegany-Limestone High School.


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