Director of Communications
For Immediate Release
June 7, 2006
WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Council for Advancement and Support of Education has named the winners of its 2006 Distinguished Service Awards, one of the association’s most prestigious honors.
The five individuals, selected for their extraordinary service and leadership in advancement and education, will be honored on Monday, July 10, during a luncheon at the CASE Summit for Advancement Leaders conference in New York City.
John Lippincott, president of CASE, says the award winners are distinguished leaders who inspire and motivate others through their work.
“These five individuals exemplify the ideals to which the advancement profession is dedicated,” says Lippincott. “Each, in his or her own way, has demonstrated a profound belief in the transformative power of education and has put that belief into action. Whether they are professionals or volunteers, inside the academy or outside, these distinguished leaders have had a profound impact worthy of celebration and emulation.”
The five 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.