Awards
Distinguished Service Awards

CASE recognizes individuals and organizations who have provided extraordinary service to education and the advancement profession through its Distinguished Service Awards.

Why nominate? CASE Distinguished Service Awards:

  • Represent an opportunity to steward high-impact volunteers on an international level
  • Recognize institutions for their affiliation with individuals who demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and commitment
  • Are judged by peers and colleagues
  • Celebrate individuals who epitomize the profession's highest standards
  • Focus attention on the exemplary, and by doing so, elevate the profession overall and establish a high standard of excellence

The call for nominations for the 2016 Distinguished Service Awards is now closed. The 2017 nomination process will open on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016.


 2016 Distinguished Service Award Winners

The E. Burr Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals whose professional accomplishments have made a significant and lasting impact on the field of institutional advancement.

2016 Recipient of the E. Burr Gibson Lifetime Achievement Award

Martha Taylor, Vice President of Development, University of Wisconsin- Madison


The James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service recognizes individuals, organizations, foundations, corporations or publications for extraordinary service to education of national or international significance, beyond service to a single institution or state.

2016 Recipient of the James L. Fisher Award for Distinguished Service

The Atlantic Philanthropies nominated by Cornell University, Queen's University Belfast, and Queensland University of Technology


The Frank L. Ashmore Award for Service to CASE and the Advancement Profession recognizes outstanding volunteer service by current or former staff at a CASE member institution or an Educational Partner.

2016 Recipient of the Frank L. Ashmore Award for Service to CASE and the Advancement Profession

Norma Walker, Vice President of Advancement Programs, Council for Advancement and Support of Education


The Ernest T. Stewart Award for Alumni Volunteer Involvement honors an alumnus or alumna who has provided exceptional volunteer service in support of education to one or more institutions.

2016 Recipient of the Ernest T. Stewart Award for Alumni Volunteer Involvement

Mary Rockett Brock and John F. Brock III, nominated by Georgia Institute of Technology


The Distinguished Friend of Education Award honors an individual whose volunteer service has helped to advance education at an educational institution even though he or she is not a graduate of that institution.

2016 Recipient of the Distinguished Friend of Education Award

Dr. Herbert Wertheim, nominated by Florida international University


The John Lippincott Award for Global Advancement and Support of Education honors an individual at a CASE member institution who has made significant contributions to CASE and to building and growing the advancement profession internationally.

2016 Recipient of the John Lippincott Award for Global Advancement and Support of Education

Lorna Somers, Vice President McMaster Foundation & Director of Development, McMaster University