Publications & Products
September 2016
Volume 6, Issue 3

Community College Advancement News

Foundations and Community Colleges Must Work Together

Community college foundations must work in tandem with their community college presidents to promote their mission to the public, according to one CASE faculty member. Read more...

Engaging Student Philanthropy in Community Colleges

When developing a student philanthropy program, community college professionals should start by looking at their past projects and being honest about what has been successful and what hasn't. And they should never be afraid to try something new, according to two CASE contributing authors. Read more...

Seeking Proposals for District VIII Conference

CASE District VIII seeks community college participation in the 2017 CASE District VIII Conference held Feb. 1-3, 2017, in Seattle. This year's theme is Sounding Out-the notion that through a strategic, thoughtful shared experience, members discover new and innovative ways to advance the impact of education.

• Nominate your college president or chancellor for the 2017 CASE District VIII Leadership Award or an early-career colleague for a Rising Star Award. Due date: Sept. 26.
• Submit your outstanding advancement and communications work for the CASE District VIII Communications Awards. New categories have been added this year, including Best Diversity Program and Best Low-Budget Publication. Due date: Oct. 31.

CASE District VIII is looking for a group of presenters, nominees and entrants who represent the diversity of CASE VIII member institutions-whose perspectives, experiences and accomplishments will enrich and enhance effectiveness across all disciplines, institutions and geographic regions.

CASE Benefactor Award Winners Announced

The CASE Benefactor Award recognizes individuals, foundations or businesses/corporations for outstanding contributions to community colleges. Recipients embody the ideals of philanthropy, leadership and volunteerism in the service of community, technical and junior colleges.

This year's Benefactor Award recipients are:

• Kenneth Baker, benefactor to Montgomery County Community College
• The Bickelhaupts, benefactors to Clinton Community College
• Wayne and Eleanor Chiu, benefactors to Bow Valley College
• Richard and Diana Milock, benefactors to Northwestern Michigan College
• Hap and Marcia Wagner, benefactors to Northampton Community College

Benefactors will be recognized in San Diego at the Conference for Community College Advancement, Oct. 5-7. 

A CASE Community by Grants Professionals, for Grants Professionals

Did you know that CASE has a special online community for community college grants professionals? You'll find it at Unlike other platforms, you can post to the group simply by sending an email and you can receive emails in real time.

Join the community and check out some of the recent conversation topics:

Title III SIP Awards?
Grant Office Funding at Community Colleges (community member survey)
Locating Grant Opportunities
NSF Request for Community Input
Links to Data Sources for Research and Statistics
Grant Decision-making Matrices

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

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Conference for Community College Advancement
Oct. 12 - 14, 2017
Anaheim, CA

Opportunity Knocking: How Community College Presidents Can Lead a New Era of Advancement
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