Director of Communications
For Immediate Release
April 22, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has named this year's recipients of its prestigious Distinguished Service Awards, which recognize extraordinary service and leadership in advancement and education.
CASE will honor the five individuals during a July 14 luncheon at its Summit for Advancement Leaders conference in New York City.
CASE President John Lippincott says the award winners exemplify the very best in educational advancement, a profession that supports schools, colleges and universities through work in alumni relations, communications, marketing and fundraising.
"The 2008 CASE Distinguished Service Award winners stand as outstanding examples of the many ways individuals and organizations can support education," Lippincott says. "As volunteers, grantors, mentors, consultants and professionals, they commit their time, talent and resources to help educational institutions grow and thrive. We pay tribute to their commitment, passion and vision."
The five 2008 Distinguished Service Award winners are:
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 3,670 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 80 countries around the globe. This makes CASE one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership. CASE serves nearly 81,000 advancement practitioners 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.