Fundraising Publications

Judges' Report

Case Statements & General Cultivation Publications

24 entries

Gold Award

Smithsonian Institution (D.C.) - Biodiversity Heritage Library


  • This publication makes the case for philanthropic support for the Smithsonian Libraries' Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL).

Silver Award

University of California, Berkeley Haas School of Business (CA) - The Impact of One

  • The Impact of One - case statement, which includes customizable ‘story' profile cards of select students, faculty, and alumni that exemplify the school's excellence and feature infographics.

Bronze Award

University of Southampton (United Kingdom) - The Centre for Cancer Immunology - Case for Support & Information Pack

  • The case for support, and supporting inserts, relating to the University's campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology were developed to assist with the cultivation and solicitation of special gift through to principal gift donors. The information pack is used actively in one to one prospect meetings and at formal dinners and events to promote the campaign.

Annual Reports & Fund Reports

51 Entries

Gold Award

Wake Forest University (NC) - YEAR TWO


  • This is an annual report for the second year of Wake Will: The Campaign for Wake Forest, capturing information from January 2015 to December 2015.

Silver Award

California State University, Chico (CA) -  Inspiring Impact


  • The University Foundation Annual Report provides donors with an overview of the University Foundation's financial performance and reveals the human impact of philanthropy in the lives of Chico State's students, faculty, staff, and the people served through community programs.

Bronze Award

University of Virginia (VA) - Be Inspired. The 2015 University of Virginia Giving Societies Annual Report


  • Be Inspired is an annual report to donors who are members of UVA's 3 central giving societies

Individual Fundraising Publications

27 entries

Grand Gold Award

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI) - University of Michigan First-Time/Second-Time Donor Packet


  • The packet welcomes first-time donors to the UM community and visually represents many facets of the university in order to reflect the intention and impact of the donor's gift regardless of where it was directed.

Gold Award

Princeton University (NJ) - ART Princeton


  • The objectives of this project were engagement, cultivation, and stewardship of major donors, as well as to showcase the vibrancy of the arts at Princeton from the past through the present.

Silver Award

Concordia University (Canada) - Raising Our Game


  • Raising Our Game's primary objective is to showcase Concordia's athletics teams.

Bronze Award

Marshall School (MN) - "You: Our Core, Our Community"


  • This piece is an Annual Fund solicitation sent to most of Marshall's constituent groups. The theme that this publication is meant to convey to audiences is that they are each important members of the Marshall community and have contributed to what Marshall is today.

Fundraising Publications Packages

16 Entries

Grand Gold Award

Harvard University (MA) - "The Benefactor," Harvard Medical School's Donor Newsletter


  • "The Benefactor" is Harvard Medical School's donor newsletter. It is produced and mailed twice annually (in the spring and fall) and each issue covers gifts and pledges of $100,000 or more over a 6-month period.

Gold Award

Auburn University (AL) - Because This is Auburn - A Campaign for Auburn University: Campaign Publication Suite


  • The overall objective of the campaign's publication suite is to inspire the Auburn Family to make philanthropic investments in Auburn University and engage its primary and secondary audiences through the "Because This is Auburn" brand platform.

Silver Award

The College of William and Mary (VA) - For the Bold: The Campaign for William & Mary


  • For the Bold is a people-centric fundraising initiative, with scholarships topping the priority list across all schools and programs. The university seeks to raise $350 million for scholarships to ensure that students of exceptional ability have the means to attend no matter what their financial means.

Bronze Award

Middlesex School (MA) - MX2: The Campaign for Middlesex: What They Dreamed Be Ours to Do

  • This entry showcases the series of printed pieces created to educate and inspire strong participation from the Middlesex community.