Fundraising Videos

Judges' Report

Short Videos

80 Entries

Gold Award

Marist School (Ga.) - Alumni Reflections

  • Marist School's Alumni Reflections video was created to send to alumni as part of the cultivation and solicitation process for the school's $35 million capital campaign, The Way. The Hope. The Promise. The video was emailed to alumni and posted on social media in November 2014; it currently resides on the home page of Marist's capital campaign website ( Based on the positive response from alumni, the video was subsequently emailed to current parents and other members of the Marist community.

Silver Awards

Medical University of South Carolina - Let's Build It.

  • This is a video designed to highlight the life-changing work of MUSC Children's Hospital and tee up a $50 million campaign to build a new Children's Hospital and Women's Pavilion.

The University of Queensland (Australia)- Thank you. Your support in 2014 has made a difference.

  • The University of Queensland produced a video to thank donors, alumni and community for their support in 2014. The video aims to highlight to donors, alumni and the wider community, the critically important role philanthropy plays in UQ's past, present and future.

Wake Forest University (N.C.) - A History of Bold Moves

  • This video was created to break the ice and set the tone at capital campaign fundraising events.

Bronze Awards

California Polytechnic State University - Cal Poly Rodeo

  • The Cal Poly Rodeo team has produced more professional stars than any other college rodeo program. Cal Poly captured its first national title in 1960 and followed that up in 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973 and 2014. Since 1956, Cal Poly Rodeo has earned 45 national titles, making it one of the most-winning programs in National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association history and providing tremendous national recognition to the university, community and state. This short documentary-style video introduces members of the Cal Poly Rodeo team, the university's legacy in the sport, and the unexpected opportunities this distinctive program provides for Cal Poly students.

Long Videos

27 Entries

Gold Award

Montgomery County Community College (Pa.) - Futures Rising: The Campaign for Montgomery County Community College

  • This video was created as a marketing tool to support the first ever comprehensive campaign at MCCC. The goal of the campaign was to raise the level of awareness of the increasing need for scholarship support. The quiet phase of the campaign was launched July 1, 2013, and the video was shown at the public announcement of the campaign and its $9 million goal. The campaign will close on June 30, 2015 with over $10 million received in private funding within two years. The video profiles five Montgomery County Community College students whose lives have been impacted in profound ways having received foundation scholarships.

Silver Award

University of Leeds (United Kingdom)- Memories of Leeds

  • Former University of Leeds students, including graduates from every decade from the 1940s onwards, talk about their experiences at Leeds and the difference it made to their lives.

Bronze Awards

Florida State University - Raise the Torch: The Campaign for Florida State

  • Raise the Torch: The Campaign for Florida State video succinctly tells the story of the university by intertwining FSU's heritage, history, beauty, people, excellence and ambitions into a powerful engagement and educational tool for university advancement and development.

Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) - Your Potential. Realised.

  • This video is a story voiced by students and graduates whose experiences at Trinity have helped shape their lives. It uses high production values, promoting Trinity College Dublin both nationally and internationally to key audiences, including prospective students and their parents, teachers and alumni.