About CASE
About CASE

CASE is an international association of educational institutions.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a membership association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession, and foster public support of education.

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.

Key facts about CASE:

  • Founded in 1974 as the result of a merger between the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association
  • 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)
  • Is one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership
  • Includes more than 3,670 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 82 countries around the globe
  • Serves nearly 81,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of member institutions 
  • Led by volunteers with more than 4,850 advancement professionals serving as board members, speakers, authors, conferences planners and more


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