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July 2017
Volume 8, Issue 1

Community College Advancement News

From Funding to Foundation: From Funding to Foundation: Game Changers for the Community

With an assist from a former Harlem Globetrotter, one community college has made a transformative social impact and promoted humanities in its community. Read more...


Giving to Community Colleges Rises in 2016

Charitable giving to community colleges reached new highs in 2016, according to the recently released Giving USA 2017: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2016.

Giving USA reports that giving to community colleges rose at a faster rate in 2016 than giving to other education institutions. That, said CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham, marks great progress.

"‘Significant' gifts means different things at different institutions," she pointed out during a recent webinar announcing this year's findings. "There are some really significant gifts coming in for community colleges because of the progress they are making [with fundraising operations]."

Read more about the Giving USA report on the CASE Blog.


Keynote to Offer Strategies for Student Success

Achieving the Dream President Dr. Karen Stout will offer her strategies for enhancing student success, accelerating innovation and launching a new era of fundraising during a keynote address at the 2017 Conference for Community College Grant Professionals.

Stout will open the conference with her insight on current challenges and opportunities within the community college sector. In recent publications, she has discussed the struggle of community colleges to articulate their value, and highlighted the need for consistent and determined communication. She has also emphasized the importance of focusing on colleges in areas where students are underserved, and shared her belief that if the end goal is the social and economic mobility of all students, no college or community can be left behind.

As the leader of the largest non-governmental national reform network in the history of higher education and a former community college president, Stout has an unparalleled understanding of the community college sector. At the conference she will share knowledge from her past experiences as well as her vision for future success.

Visit the CCCGP website for more information about this year's Conference program and speakers.


CASE Recognizes Community College Award Winners

CASE recently announced communitity college recipients of the 2017 Circle of Excellence Awards, Educational Fundraising Awards and District Awards Programs.

The CASE 2017 Circle of Excellence Awards were announced June 14, 2017. Among the 300+ winners were 16 community colleges. The international competition honors outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, marketing and fundraising at colleges, universities, independent schools and their affiliated organizations.

Community college winners include:

  • Community College Public-Private Partnership, Gold, Ivy Tech Community College, Lafayette, IN, USA
  • PSAs and Commercial Spots, Gold, Red River College, Winnipeg, MB, Canada
  • Communications Program Improvement, Silver, Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
  • Institution Wide, Silver, College of The Albemarle, Elizabeth City, NC, USA 
  • Community College Magazines, Silver, Lethbridge College, Lethbridge, AB, Canada
  • Public or Private Grants, Silver, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Green Bay, WI, USA
  • Annual Magazines, Silver, Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology, North York, ON, Canada
  • Media Relations Programs & Projects, Silver, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, Canada
  • Case Statements/General Cultivation Publications, Silver, SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury, NY, USA
  • Design: Specialty Pieces, Silver, SUNY Adirondack, Queensbury, NY, USA
  • Principal or Major Giving Programs, Bronze, Bossier Parish Community College, Bossier City, LA, USA
  • Alumni Relations Programs: Community College Alumni Relations, Bronze, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA, USA
  • Community College Public-Private Partnership, Bronze, Pikes Peak Community College, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Issues and Crisis Management, Bronze, Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, Canada


Educational Fundraising Award winners

CASE has named 89 colleges and universities and 12 independent schools as recipients of its 2017 Educational Fundraising Awards, which recognize U.S. institutions for overall performance and improvement in educational fundraising programs.

Community College winners for overall performance include:

  • Overall Performance, Delta College, Bay County, MI, USA
  • Overall Performance, Dyersburg State Community College, Dyersburg, TN, USA
  • Overall Performance, Lane Community College, Eugene, OR, USA
  • Overall Performance, Northern Wyoming Community College, Sheridan, WY, USA
  • Overall Performance, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, USA
  • Overall Performance, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
  • Overall Performance, SUNY Westchester Community College, Westchester County, NY, USA
  • Overall Improvement, Ashland Community and Technical College, Ashland, KY, USA
  • Overall Improvement, Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, VA, USA
  • Overall Improvement, Hopkinsville Community College, Hopkinsville, KY, USA
  • Overall Improvement, Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI, USA
  • Overall Improvement, Macomb Community College, Warren, MI, USA
  • Overall Improvement, Madisonville Community College, Madisonville, KY, USA
  • Overall Improvement, Maysville Community and Technical College, Maysville, KY, USA


District Awards

District II

  • Silver, Monroe Community College, Rochester, NY, USA
  • Bronze, Northampton Community College, Bethlehem, PA, USA
  • Honorable Mention, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD, USA
  • Honorable Mention, Trocaire College, Buffalo, NY, USA

District III

  • Grand, Seminole State College of Florida, Sanford, FL, USA
  • Special Merit, Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL, USA
  • Award of Excellence, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Award of Excellence, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Special Merit, Georgia Highlands College, Rome, GA, USA
  • Special Merit, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Special Merit, Santa Fe College, Gainesville, FL, USA
  • Grand, Tallahassee Community College, Tallahassee, FL, USA

District IV

  • Gold, Tarrant County College District, Fort Worth, TX, USA
  • Gold, Tarrant County College District, Fort Worth, TX, USA
  • Gold, Tarrant County College District, Fort Worth, TX, USA
  • Gold, Tarrant County College District, Fort Worth, TX, USA
  • Silver, Dallas County Community College District, Dallas, TX, USA
  • Silver, Dallas County Community College District, Dallas, TX, USA
  • Silver, Houston Community College, Houston, TX, USA
  • Silver, Tarrant County College District, Fort Worth, TX, USA
  • Silver, Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX, USA
  • Silver, Mountain View College, Dallas, TX, USA
  • Bronze, Houston Community College, Houston, TX, USA
  • Bronze, Houston Community College, Houston, TX, USA
  • Bronze, Tarrant County College District, Fort Worth, TX, USA

District V

  • Silver, Macomb Community College, Warren, MI, USA
  • Silver, Macomb Community College, Warren, MI, USA

District VII

  • Silver, Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, El Cajon, CA, USA

District VIII

  • Bronze, Red River College, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, USA
  • Grand Gold, SAIT Polytechnic, Calgary, AB, USA
  • Gold, Lethbridge College, Lethbridge, AB, USA
  • Silver, Red River College, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, USA

Please share your questions and comments with Marc Westenburg via email at mwestenburg@case.org or +1 202 478 5570.

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