About CASE
Volunteer Leadership

As a member-focused, volunteer-driven organization, CASE is governed and advised by several dynamic volunteer leadership groups representing a wide cross-section of member institutions, professional areas and geographic locations.

CASE welcomes nominations for its governing and advisory boards. Nominees should be senior-level advancement leaders who are committed to CASE and to strengthening the advancement profession. Candidates must work for a CASE member institution. Self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged.

Listed below is a profile of each leadership group including responsibilities and the characteristics of its members.


CASE Board of Trustees

The CASE Board of Trustees is the primary governing body for the organization. It is made up of 30 senior advancement professionals who are elected by the membership to set policy, establish and monitor the budget, oversee organizational assets and ensure sound management of the association.


CASE Europe Board of Trustees

The CASE Europe Board of Trustees oversees programming, services and resources for advancement professionals in the United Kingdom and continental Europe.


CASE Asia-Pacific Board of Directors

The CASE Asia-Pacific Board of Directors provides input and advice on CASE's operations, programming and services within the Asia-Pacific region.


CASE América Latina Advisory Group

The CASE América Latina Advisory Group provides advice and counsel on CASE's activities in Latin America.


CASE Commissions

The three commissions—Alumni Relations, Communications and Marketing, and Philanthropy—support the creation and dissemination of knowledge within the advancement disciplines. They also advise CASE on programming and services for professionals within their respective areas of advancement.


District Leadership

Each of CASE's eight districts within North America has a district board of directors to oversee operations, programming and services for members in that region. Leading each board is a volunteer chair.

The District Chairs Council brings together the chairs and chairs-elect of all eight North American districts to discuss issues of mutual concern and to establish standardized procedures for district operations.

  • North Atlantic District I (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont)
  • Mid-Atlantic District II (Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, West Virginia)
  • Southeast District III (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia)
  • Southwest District IV (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas)
  • Great Lakes District V (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin)
  • Mid-American District VI (Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming)
  • Far West District VII (Arizona, California, Hawaii, Guam, Nevada, Utah)
  • Pacific Northwest and Western Canada District VIII (Alberta, Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Manitoba, Montana, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Washington, Yukon)

National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations

The 15-member National Committee for Institutionally Related Foundations provides leadership and guidance on issues of concern to institutionally related foundations. The committee also supports the development of resources, programs and services for professionals within the foundation community.


CASE Center for Community College Advancement Advisory Committee

The 12-member Center for Community College Advancement Advisory Committee identifies learning opportunities and professional development needs for community college advancement professionals, identifies trends and best practices to showcase, and builds support for the center. 


Industry Advisory Council

The Industry Advisory Council provides advice and counsel on opportunities for CASE to better serve its Educational Partners and other corporate affiliates within the advancement industry.


CASE ASAP Executive Board

The CASE Affiliated Student Advancement Programs Executive Board oversees programming, services and resources for students and student advisers involved in advancement activities at CASE member institutions. For more information contact Rob Henry, executive director of emerging constituencies, at rhenry@case.org.

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