An Introduction to…
Frederick R. Hueston, Ph.D., CFRE
Dr. Hueston has been serving and consulting in the nonprofit sector since 1984, and 2014 marks his 30th year as a professional fundraising executive. He holds a doctorate in Educational Management and Development, and initially began his career as Assistant Vice President, followed by Executive Director of Development, at New Mexico State University. During that tenure, NMSU completed its inaugural $20,000,000 comprehensive capital campaign in celebration of its centennial in 1988, the first campaign of this size in the history of higher education in New Mexico.
Fred also served as the founding associate director of Providence Memorial Hospital Foundation in El Paso, Texas and subsequently arrived in Arkansas to lead the international development program for Winrock International – Governor Winthrop Rockefeller’s international agricultural research foundation – the largest private agricultural foundation in the world at that time. He served as Chief Development Officer for the Boy Scouts of America in central Arkansas, and has been a regional speaker for the BSA National Foundation Program. Fred holds the coveted Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) certification, one of only twenty development professionals who have obtained this certification in Arkansas. Only six percent (6%) – or less than 6,000 – of all development professionals in the United States have earned this designation. Because of his specific training and extensive fundraising background, Dr. Hueston is a frequent speaker at fundraising and planned giving seminars throughout the United States.
Dr. Hueston has taught in the graduate school at the University of Arkansas/Little Rock as an Adjunct Professor in the Nonprofit Management Program. He has served as President of the National Committee on Planned Giving (NCPG-now PPP) for Arkansas and on numerous committees for the Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). He has also served as the Founding State Program Chair for Leave A Legacy-Arkansas, a statewide planned giving education program to benefit all nonprofit organizations and churches in Arkansas.
In 2001, Fred’s peers recognized him as the Outstanding Fundraising Executive of the Year for the Arkansas Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).
Dr. Hueston is a graduate of Grove City College in western Pennsylvania, and holds advanced degrees from the graduate school at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. He has been married for thirty-four years to the former Pamela Ann Schlater and they have two adult sons, Cameron and Devin.