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Pam Russell
Senior Director of Communications


For Immediate Release
May 19, 2015

CASE Recognizes Top Fundraising Programs at U.S. Educational Institutions

Colleges, Universities and Independent Schools Honored

WASHINGTON, D.C.—CASE has named 90 colleges and universities and 16 independent schools as recipients of its 2015 Educational Fundraising Awards, which recognize U.S. institutions for overall performance and improvement in educational fundraising programs.

The selection is based on data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education's annual Voluntary Support of Education survey. A CASE member institution is automatically eligible to receive an overall performance or overall improvement award provided it has participated in the VSE survey for the past three years.

Judges reviewed the fundraising data of 571 eligible institutions before naming the award winners. Of the 90 colleges and universities selected, 42 won an award for overall performance in fundraising, 39 won an award for overall improvement in fundraising while 9 were recognized with both overall performance and overall improvement awards. Eight independent schools won for overall performance in fundraising while six won for overall improvement.

In addition to recognition for overall performance and improvement, 15 educational institutions received 2015 Sustained Excellence in Educational Fundraising Awards. Sustained Excellence Awards recognize institutions that have received CASE Educational Fundraising Awards in overall performance or overall improvement in three of the last five years. The full list of winners is available on the CASE website.

"I am pleased that the judges this year recognized 22 first-time award winners and 15 institutions for sustained excellence in fundraising," says Brian Flahaven, director of legislative, foundation and recognition programs. "Fundraising at educational institutions continues to grow on campuses across the country as more institutions realize the high-value and impact of well-maintained fundraising programs. These awards acknowledge the exceptional work of those institutions."

The institutions receiving 2015 Sustained Excellence Awards are:

Angelo State University (Texas)
Bennington College (Vermont)
Bowdoin College (Maine)
Brunswick School (Connecticut)
Claremont McKenna College (California)
Davidson College (North Carolina)
Harvard University (Massachusetts)
The Hockaday School (Texas)
John Brown University (Arkansas)
Northern Wyoming Community College
San Diego State University (California)
Tyler Junior College (Texas)
United States Military Academy (New York)
University of Southern California
Villanova University (Pennsylvania)

Below are the institutions that are first-time winners of an educational fundraising award:

College of Charleston (South Carolina)
Concordia University Irvine (California
CUNY Lehman College (New York)
Drake University (Iowa)
George Mason University (Virginia)
Lord Fairfax Community College (Virginia)
Millsaps College (Mississippi)
Milton Academy (Massachusetts)
Northland College (Wisconsin)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (New York)
Saint Mary's College (Indiana)
Schreiner University (Texas)
Southern Adventist University (Tennessee)
Southwestern College (Kansas)
Tusculum College (Tennessee)
University of California-Santa Cruz
University of Houston-Victoria (Texas)
University of Montana
University of Northern Iowa
University of Nevada-Reno
University of Southern Indiana
Volunteer State Community College (Tennessee)

The full list of winners is available on the CASE website.

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