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For Immediate Release
Sept. 5, 2013

CASE Europe Announces Recipients of Prestigious Awards at Annual Conference

Winners from Universities of Birmingham, Warwick, Leicester, Other Institutions

LONDON—CASE Europe announced the 2013 winners of its advancement awards during its annual conference in Manchester.

Three of the five recipients were honoured for their volunteer leadership supporting advancement in an institution, and two advancement practitioners were recognised for the impact of their service to the field of advancement and to CASE. All recipients were celebrated for their efforts in promoting and supporting advancement in their institutions and the wider community.

In addition, nine institutions received CASE Circle of Excellence awards for their innovative practice in marketing, communications, fundraising and alumni relations.

The winners of the 2013 CASE Europe Awards are:

  • Schools Engagement Award—HH Judge David Stockdale QC, in recognition of his achievements to support the 500th anniversary campaign at Giggleswick School of which he is a governor.
  • Volunteer of the Year Award—Patrick Dunne, chair, Leap Confronting Conflict, and council member, University of Warwick, in recognition of his achievements to support the 'Warwick in Africa' initiative.
  • Leadership Award—Sir Dominic Cadbury, chancellor, University of Birmingham, in recognition of a decade of service to Birmingham and his personal support of fundraising and access.
  • Distinguished Service Award—Peter Agar, director of campaigns, The University of Sheffield and Joanna Motion, partner, More Partnership.

"CASE Europe is delighted that these awards honour a series of individuals—three senior 'volunteers' and two advancement practitioners—who have all demonstrated clear leadership in advancing the cause of giving to higher education," says Kate Hunter, executive director for CASE Europe.

Two commendations were also awarded this year. Oliver Russell, chair of the development trust, University of the Highlands and Islands received a commendation under the Volunteer of the Year award for his work in promoting Scotland's newest university and encouraging philanthropic support for the institution. Professor Yvonne van Rooy, former president, Utrecht University, Netherlands, received a commendation under the Leadership Award.  

CASE Europe also announced that Lydia Lee, development manager, London Business School is the recipient of the 2013 Iain More Award, which recognises an emerging fundraising professional. This award will be presented to her in October 2013.

The CASE Circle of Excellence Award winners were also announced at the annual conference. Winners were recognised for their superior accomplishments and exemplary achievements in all advancement disciplines.

Gold award winners:

  • Imperial College London for its annual magazine and design of specialty pieces
  • University of Leicester for its Richard III media campaign

Silver award winners:

  • Goldsmiths, University of London for both its general interest magazine and magazine publishing improvement

Bronze award winners:

  • Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany
  • University of Cambridge
  • University College, London
  • University of Huddersfield
  • SOAS, University of London
  • University of Johannesburg

 

Notes for Editors

CASE Europe 2013 Awards Programme

CASE Europe's Awards programme has grown over recent years to recognise and honour individuals in the professional advancement community who play an exemplary role in supporting advancement. CASE Europe members across the continent nominated a wide range of individuals for these awards from a range of institutions and countries. The judging committee, chaired by CASE Europe trustee Karen Napier, former dean of advancement, London Business School, reviewed all the entries and selected the winners.

About the Awards

The CASE Europe Schools Engagement Award honours an individual or group of people from a school who have demonstrated innovative leadership in external engagement to advance the school's mission.

The CASE Europe Volunteer of the Year Award honours the outstanding achievements of a volunteer, or a team of volunteers, who have substantially contributed to enhancing and sustaining an institution's advancement programme.

The CASE Europe Leadership Award recognises the role played by heads, chancellors, vice-chancellors and other leaders in advancing their institution and the education sector as a whole. It also recognises their particular leadership in relation to fundraising, communications, marketing and alumni relations.

The CASE Europe Distinguished Service Award honours advancement practitioners for their service to the profession and to CASE. Nominated by members of the advancement community, the award recognises an individual who has helped to set new standards through their dedication, hard work and sheer professionalism. This individual demonstrates leadership on behalf of the sector, represents the professional community as an ambassador to institutional leaders, government and other influential stakeholders, and shares expertise, knowledge and experience with the community through volunteering and speaking at CASE conferences.

The CASE Circle of Excellence Awards are the ultimate CASE accolade. They honour exemplary achievements in all advancement disciplines and acknowledge superior accomplishments that have a lasting impact, demonstrate high professionalism and deliver exceptional results.

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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