PSHH Director of Communications & Resource Development Recertified as Certified Fund Raising Executive

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Central Coast, CA, January 10, 2022 – Gillian Cole-Andrews, Director of Communications & Resource Development for People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH) has recertified as one of the only 7,200 professionals around the world who hold the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation.

Individuals granted the CFRE credential have met a series of exacting standards set by CFRE International which include tenure in the profession, education, and demonstrated fundraising achievement. 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.

“We are very proud to have Gillian on our team,” said CEO & President Ken Trigueiro “as the certification is a voluntary achievement, it demonstrates a high level of commitment on her part to the profession, to the donors who support our work, and to the over 5,000 residents we serve.”

CFRE recipients are awarded certification for a three-year period, the designation of which is endorsed and supported by the world’s leading philanthropic associations.

“To sustain the supportive housing program at People’s Self-Help Housing and to ensure the financial operation of our 11 learning centers sees us looking to raise just over $1.7M a year,” said Gillian Cole-Andrews “I am very fortunate to be leading a wonderful team of grant writers, donor relation specialists and communications professionals, and to be working in such a philanthropic part of the Central Coast.”

To learn more about People’s Self-Help Housing, visit

About People’s Self-Help Housing (PSHH)

Founded in 1970, and with nearly 1,000 units of new units in its pipeline, PSHH is the longest-serving nonprofit affordable housing organization on the Central Coast. With a mission of building homes and providing services to strengthen communities and change lives, PSHH serves low-income households, working families, seniors, veterans, farmworkers, those living with disabilities and the formerly homeless. It also provides homeownership opportunities through a self-help, “sweat equity” program that has seen over 1,200 homes successfully completed. PSHH has a presence in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Monterey counties, manages over 2,000 rental units, and employs over 200 staff members. PSHH acknowledges the indigenous people of the territories that our organization occupies, including the Chumash, Salinan, Yokuts, Kitanemuk, and Tataviam people. To read the full land acknowledgement, visit For more information about the organization, visit, email or phone (805) 781-3088.


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