Publications & Products
January 2007
Volume 5 Issue 1

Research and News of Note
NCAA Study Reports on Financial Impact of Athletics

A report commissioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association found that increased spending on major revenue sports, such as men’s football and basketball, does not translate into increased donations from alumni or more successful teams as measured by winning percentages.

Surveys Assess Impact of Charitable IRA Rollover

To help document the value of the new IRA rollover provision to education institutions and make a case for expanding and extending it, CASE is asking chief advancement officers to complete a brief survey about IRA rollover contributions received by their institutions in 2006.

Inside CASE
CASE Fundraising Campaign Report Available

The CASE Report of Educational Fundraising Campaigns: 2005-2006 will be available for purchase next month via the CASE Network. The e-publication reports responses from colleges, universities and independent schools of cumulative campaign activity.

CASE 2005-2006 Annual Report Is Online

Accomplishments of the 2005-2006 fiscal year are highlighted in CASE’s annual report (PDF), now available online, and include a year-end review by Board Chair Rita Bornstein and President John Lippincott as well as financial statements and quotes from current CASE members.

U.S. Federal Relations News
New House Ethics Rules Have Education Exemptions

The House of Representatives passed new ethics rules (PDF) Jan. 4 which would prohibit House members and staff from accepting travel funded by organizations that employ lobbyists.

Reports Provide Look Into Future Nonprofit Legislation

Testimony from the Senate Finance Committee's Dec. 5 hearing, "Report Card on Tax Exemptions and Incentives for Higher Education: Pass, Fail, or Need Improvement?" can be found on the committee's Web site.

CASE District News

District I continues a lineup of breakfast programs in 2007.

Districts I and II are holding a joint conference Feb. 10-13 at the Marriott Marquis in New York. "A Meeting of the Minds" will focus on advancement trends, hot topics and best practices.

District III reminds you to GO! to Nashville for the 2007 conference, Feb. 4-7. Where else can you hear 10 higher education and independent school presidents speak, see the winners of the CASE III awards program that received more than 1,100 entries, get free expert advice from a senior professional during Speed Consulting, have a chance to win a trip for two to Cabo San Lucas, and have two of the best times of your life at the CASE III Super Bowl Party and at the Wild Horse Saloon? The famous CASE III Auctions will provide you opportunities to bid on a chance to be a fighter pilot for a day or win a first-class experience at the Westin Cancun Resort and Spa, a package at Pinehurst Resort, and a special NASCAR racing package.

There is still plenty of time to register, so visit and get registered today. Rumor has it that it only takes two minutes to register! So, GO! Now!

District VI is holding its annual conference Jan. 21-23 in Kansas City at the Westin Crown Center. Visit the District VI Web site for a complete listing of sessions plus an online or pdf registration form.

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