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For Immediate Release
June 13, 2018

CASE Announces 2018 Circle of Excellence Award Recipients

Institutions Worldwide Recognized for Best Practices in Educational Advancement

WASHINGTON, DC —The Council for Advancement and Support of Education today announced the winners of its 2018 Circle of Excellence awards.

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

The program received 3,204 entries for consideration in nearly 100 categories from 676 higher education institutions, independent schools and affiliated organizations located worldwide.

Peer professionals at schools, colleges and universities as well as professionals from outside of education judged the entries and awarded nearly 350 awards to more than 190 institutions in 11 countries as follows: 104 bronze; 118 silver, 100 gold and 13 grand gold. In addition, CASE will recognize eight platinum winners.

A list of award winners* from the current year's competition is available at www.case.org/circle. Judges' reports, which outline the strengths and weaknesses of each category and why particular entries were chosen for recognition, are also posted on the website.

Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of CASE, says 2018 was another exceptional year for the awards program and commended this year's recipients for their bold, innovative work that epitomizes the profession's best practices.

"Our members once again have demonstrated their commitment to their organizations through their remarkable work," says Cunningham. "This year's award winners demonstrate creativity and strategy; I urge everyone to take a look - you will be inspired. Congratulations to all the Circle of Excellence award recipients. Your work is breathtaking."

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.

*Winners in three categories-Excellence in Photography, Podcasts and General Short Videos- will be announced pending final judging.

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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.

CASE has offices in Washington, D.C., London, Singapore and Mexico City. Member institutions include more than 3,700 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in 82 countries. CASE serves nearly 88,000 practitioners. For more information about CASE, please visit www.case.org.

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