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Pam Russell
Senior Director of Communications


For Immediate Release
July 19, 2016

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

Colleges, Universities and Independent Schools Honored

WASHINGTON, D.C.—CASE has named 89 colleges and universities and 12 independent schools as recipients of its 2016 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 549 eligible institutions before naming the award winners. Of the 89 colleges and universities selected, 32 won an award for overall performance in fundraising, 35 won an award for overall improvement in fundraising while 11 were recognized with both overall performance and overall improvement awards. Twelve independent schools were recognized with awards for excellence in fundraising.

Additionally, 20 educational institutions received 2016 Sustained Excellence in Educational Fundraising Awards. Sustained Excellence Awards recognize institutions that have received CASE Educational Fundraising Awards n 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 25 first-time award winners and 20 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 2016 Sustained Excellence Awards are:

Angelo State University (Texas)
Biola University (Calif.)
Brunswick School (Conn.)
Claremont McKenna College (Calif.)
Davidson College (N.C.)
Far Brook School (N.J.)
Hillsdale College (Mich.)
San Diego State University (Calif.)
Stanford University (Calif.)
Thacher School (Calif.)
United States Military Academy (N.Y.)
University of California-Berkeley
University of California-Los Angeles
University of California-San Francisco
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia - Main Campus
Villanova University (Pa.)
Williams College (Mass.)
Woodberry Forest School (Va.)

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

Beloit College (Wisc.)
Central College (Iowa)
Cleveland State University (Ohio)
Columbus State University (Ga.)
Dominican University (Ill.)
Grand View University (Iowa)
Jamestown Community College (N.Y.)
Lane Community College (Ore.)
Lewis University (Ill.)
Madeira School (Va.)
Madisonville Community College (Ky.)
Mercersburg Academy (Pa.)
Montgomery County Community College - Central Campus (Pa.)
Northwest Iowa Community College
Rowan University (N.J.)
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
Taylor University (Ind.)
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of New Haven (Conn.)
University of South Carolina - Aiken
University of Tampa (Fla.)
Walsh University (Ohio)
Washington College (Md.)
Washington State University

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

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