Director of Communications
For Immediate Release
May 1, 2007
WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has named seven individuals who have shown extraordinary service and leadership in advancement and education as the winners of its 2007 Distinguished Service Awards, one of the association’s most prestigious honors.
The award recipients will be honored during a July 9 luncheon at the CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders conference in Chicago.
CASE President John Lippincott says the award winners are distinguished leaders who exemplify the very best in educational advancement, a field in which professionals support colleges, universities and private K-12 institutions through their work in alumni relations, communications, marketing and fundraising.
“The profession of educational advancement is both art and science, with a little bit of magic thrown in,” Lippincott says. “The seven people being honored with the 2007 CASE Distinguished Service Awards represent the very best of that art, that science, and that magic. They have devoted enormous energy and talent to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities around the globe as volunteers, alumni, mentors and professionals. Ours is a truly better world for their dedication, their determination and their inspiration.”
The seven 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.