Publications & Products
July 2015
Volume 5, Issue 1

Community College Advancement News

The Great Alumni Hunt

By challenging teams of volunteers to a friendly competition, a California community college foundation reconnected with more than 1,100 alumni in just a month. Read more...

Investments in Planned Giving Prove Worth

Advancement leaders at community colleges recently honored by CASE credit large bequests with their institution's fundraising success-and encourage others to focus more on planned giving. Read more...

Deadline July 22 for Newcomers Conference Scholarship

Professionals new to the advancement field are encouraged to apply for a Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship. The application deadline is Wednesday, July 22.

Through the program, CASE grants scholarships each year to cover registration fees at selected CASE conferences. Eligibility is open to advancement professionals with three or fewer years of experience who are currently working full-time at CASE member institutions. Scholarships are also available to those who have changed advancement disciplines, such as moving from alumni relations to fundraising, in the past three years.

Hot Topics in Community College Advancement

CASE hosted three online networking calls last week for community college advancement professionals, many of whom are new to the profession or to community college advancement. Paul Heaton, director of the Center for Community College Advancement, recently wrote a post for the CASE Blog about some of the hot topics and suggestions that colleagues made.

Newsletter Wins Association Award

Community College Advancement News recently won a 2015 EXCEL Award from Association Media & Publishing. This CASE publication won a bronze award for newsletters newswriting. David Moltz, writer/editor, wrote the winning articles, and Paul Heaton, director of the Center for Community College Advancement, offered guidance and edits. Thank you to all of our readers for their support!

Welcome to CASE

The following institutions recently became CASE members:

  • Illinois Central College (East Peoria, Illinois)
  • Oregon Coast Community College (Newport, Oregon)
  • Technical College of the Lowcountry (Beaufort, South Carolina)

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