Support Staff Distinguished Service Award

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This award honors an advancement support staff member for long-term service as a dedicated member of an independent school's advancement team. Judges look at length of service, level of responsibility and impact on the school.


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Nomination and Selection Process

Nominations are reviewed by judges from independent schools who are currently serving on one of CASE's commissions or board of trustees. Judges may also be former recipients of the Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award. 

Nomination instructions

Please enter through the online system. Include in the nomination package:

  • A nomination letter detailing how the nominee meets the award criteria. (Self-nominations and nominations by students will not be accepted.) Nominating letters should be no longer than two pages.
  • Two letters of support. Supporting letters should be no longer than two pages.

Selection process
Judges review all nominations and vote for their top choices. A final selection call is held to determine winners.

In October, CASE notifies the nominator that his or her candidate has won. A letter from CASE's president is then sent to the recipient. Finally, letters are sent to the nominators of unsuccessful candidates. 

Past Winners

Evelyn Wilson
Randolph School

Debbie Youngblood
Meadows School

Brenda Janowitz
Harvard-Westlake School

Betty Altman
Brunswick School

Barbara Backman
Miss Porter's School

Paulette Bassil
Saint Andrew's School

Barbara Bowes
Fay School

Karan L. Brown
Kent Denver School

Linda Brown
Cathedral School

Floss Burdon
Moorestown Friends School

Tucker Clark
Falmouth Academy

Lois Dennis
Middlesex School

Gloria Eberhart
Darlington School

Dorothy P. Elkins
The Webb School (Tenn.)

Diane English

Charlotte Evans
John Burroughs School

Brenda Gibson
Northfield Mount Hermon School

Josie Ketcham Haynes
Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

Jasmine Karasoulas
The Chapin School

Miriam Kenney
The Wheeler School

Florence Lambrese
Moses Brown School

Barbara Larsen
Wasatch Academy

Mary Lincoln
Lawrenceville School

Joanne McMenemy
Pomfret School

Bea Movsesian
Dwight-Englewood School

Lucille Nelson
Hotchkiss School

Velda Price
Baylor School

Patricia Pulliam
Fort Union Military Academy

Gail Steelman
Lake Highland Preparatory School