Director of Communications
For Immediate Release
Jan. 28, 2007
PHILADELPHIA, PA.—The Council for Advancement and Support of Education today announced the winners of its 2007 Independent Schools Awards. The recipients—three individuals and one corporation—were selected for their extraordinary commitment to primary and secondary independent education.
The awards will be presented today during the opening ceremonies of the 37th annual CASE•NAIS Independent Schools Conference being held Jan. 28-30 in Philadelphia.
The four award winners are:
John Lippincott, president of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, says the 2007 award winners have all made extraordinary contributions to independent schools and to the independent school sector.
"These remarkable recipients set the bar of excellence through their contributions to independent schools,” Lippincott says. “Their service makes independent schools stronger and more dynamic and ensures they will endure for generations of students to come.”
Recipients of the CASE Independent Schools Awards are selected from an international pool of nominees. The awards honor individuals and corporations or foundations for their commitment to primary and secondary education. Winners receive a Steuben crystal award and are recognized by their peers at the CASE•NAIS Independent Schools Conference held each year in January.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.
CASE was founded in 1974 and maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE América Latina, 2011).
Today, CASE’s membership includes more than 3,600 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in 76 countries around the globe. This makes CASE one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership. CASE serves more than 70,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of its member institutions and has more than 17,000 professional members on its roster.
To fulfill their missions and to meet both individual and societal needs, colleges, universities and independent schools rely on—and therefore must foster—the good will, active involvement, informed advocacy and enduring support of alumni, donors, prospective students, parents, government officials, community leaders, corporate executives, foundation officers and other external constituencies.
CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with all of these constituencies by providing relevant research, supporting growth in the profession and fostering support of education. CASE also offers a variety of advancement products and services, provides standards and an ethical framework for the profession and works with other organizations to respond to public issues of concern while promoting the importance of education worldwide.
The National Association of Independent Schools represents about 1,300 independent schools and associations in the United States and abroad. NAIS's mission is to serve and strengthen member schools and associations by articulating and promoting high standards of educational quality and ethical behavior; to work to preserve their independence to serve the democratic society from which that independence derives; and to advocate broad access for students by affirming the principles of diversity, choice, and opportunity.