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February 2019 BriefCASE

Volume 17 Issue 2 February 2019

Giving to Education: 4 Key Trends from This Year's VSE Survey

Giving to higher education rose 7 percent from 2017, according to the Voluntary Support of Education survey. Here’s a look at four key VSE takeaways.

Hire Slow to Find the Right Fit

To retain talent, particularly in top advancement roles, focus on quality in the recruitment process.

Member Profile: Carrie White

Carrie White is vice president of advancement services at the University of Cincinnati Foundation.


U.S. Federal News

Lawmakers Reintroduce Universal Charitable Deduction Bill

In January, Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Henry Cuellar (D-TX) reintroduced the Charitable Giving Tax Deduction Act (H.R. 651), a bill that would allow nonitemizing taxpayers deduct charitable gifts without a limitation.

Endowments: Where Does the Money Go?

Endowments support students and their families by investing charitable donations given to support high-quality, affordable and accessible education. 

District News

District I

  • The District I Annual Conference is just six weeks away and tickets are almost sold out. Register today to make sure that you can participate in all of our amazing sessions.
  • Keynote speaker Ruth Simmons will speak about addressing public trust in institutions at times of challenge. Don’t miss out on this or our other keynotes at the conference this March!

District II 

  • Photo/video show & tell: What did you do this year in the professional world? Did you launch a campaign, have a great reunion, or build your team? Submit a photo or video and sum up your year in one sentence. We’ll put everything together and showcase what our CASE District II members did since we met at last year’s conference by compiling a feature during the CASE District II Annual Conference in Philadelphia. Submit here.

District III

  • We look forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta for the District III annual conference.
  • You can still register on site for the full conference or single-day attendance.
  • Volunteer! There are several ways for you to get involved in District III.

District IV

  • As advancement professionals, we all have one mission: advancing education to transform lives and society. We strive to make an impact in tough times of budget cuts, new federal regulations, and instantaneous headlines. We must come together as one to empower our students, improve our institutions and to make our profession better. Join us Feb. 24-26, 2019, for the We Are One Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Register here.

Member Profile: Carrie White

Carrie White is vice president of advancement services at the University of Cincinnati Foundation.

Carrie White is vice president of advancement services at the University of Cincinnati Foundation.

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