Founded in 1990, CFR Associates combines experience with creativity to plan and develop successful fundraising campaigns for our clients.
We are proud to have worked with many outstanding organizations including Catholic Charities, Le Jardin Academy, Filipino Community Center, Castle Medical Center and PBS Hawaii.

Principals of the firm

Charles (Chuck) McLemore is President and Owner of Creative Fundraising Associates, Inc. He has over 30 years of experience in fundraising in Hawaii including Capital Campaigns, Annual Campaigns, Grant Writing, Major Gift Development and Planned Giving. He served as Vice President for Development of the Hawaii Baptist Academy and later as Director of Income Development for the American Cancer Society, Hawaii Pacific Division. Chuck was a founding member of the Aloha Chapter, National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE) and also served as its first president.

Beth McLemore Lum graduated with a B.A. degree in Elementary Education and taught in schools on the mainland and in Hawaii for seven years. Beth joined Creative Fundraising Associates, Inc. in 1995 and currently serves as Executive Vice President. As a fundraising consultant, she has helped to secure over $45 million for various non-profit organizations in Hawaii over the past seven years. Beth also serves as a consultant to the Matsunaga Charitable Foundation. She serves as a board member and was past president of Moiliili Community Center.