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Pam Russell
Director of Communications


For Immediate Release
June 4, 2014

CASE Announces 2014 Circle of Excellence Award Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Council for Advancement and Support of Education today announced the winners of its 2014 Circle of Excellence awards.

The international competition honors outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing at colleges, universities, independent schools and nonprofits.

The competition received more than 3,000 entries for consideration in 100 categories. Nearly 630 members of CASE worldwide—higher education institutions, independent schools and affiliated organizations—participated in this year's awards program.

Peer professionals at schools, colleges and universities as well as professionals from outside of education judged the entries and awarded 285 bronze, silver and gold awards; 14 institutions received the top prize of a grand gold award.

A list of award winners from the current year's competition is available at www.case.org/circle. Judges' reports submitted by the judging panels will be posted online starting in July.

"The 2014 winners of the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards have found new and creative ways to help their institutions achieve their important educational mission," says Brian Flahaven, director of legislative, foundation and recognition programs. "Every tactic—whether it involves organizing an event, reaching out to key alumni, approaching a major donor, developing an innovative software program or re-imagining a website—is tied to the achievement of a larger institutional goal. In short, our winners are achieving success by being strategic."

Made up of several of CASE's long-time recognition programs, the Circle of Excellence awards program, in its present configuration, was introduced in 1994.

About CASE

CASE believes in advancing education to transform lives and society. As a global nonprofit membership association of educational institutions, CASE helps develop the communities of professional practice that build institutional resilience and success in challenging times. The communities include staff engaged in alumni relations, fundraising, marketing, student recruitment, stakeholder engagement, crisis communications and government relations. CASE is volunteer-led and uses the intellectual capital of senior practitioners to build capacity and capability across the world.

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