Joe Cope of the ACU Foundation earns CFP mark

For immediate release
June 3, 1999

Joe L. Cope, J.D., CFP, Executive Director of The ACU Foundation at Abilene Christian University, has received a license from the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) which authorizes him to use the CFP mark.

In order to be licensed by the CFP board, Cope completed financial planning course work and passed a certification examination over the following areas: the financial planning process, risk management, investments, tax planning and management, retirement and employee benefits, and estate planning. CFP licensees must also agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold the CFP Board Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility.

Cope has worked at The ACU Foundation since June 1998 using his experience in fund raising and public relations to help the Foundation achieve its goal of supporting ACU in every possible aspect. While at ACU, Cope also has served as assistant vice president for development operations, vice president for university advancement and executive assistant to the President at ACU.

Cope also has been active in the Abilene Community as a board member of the Red Cross and a leader at Highland Church of Christ.


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