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June 2014
Volume 3, Issue 12

Community College Advancement News

Creating Cultures of Leadership

Drew Dudley, leadership educator and keynote speaker at the upcoming CASE Conference for Community College Advancement, says that many advancement practitioners aren't completely comfortable calling themselves leaders. He wants to remedy that anxiety. Read more...

CEO Support Key to Award-Winning Fundraising

Advancement leaders at community colleges recently honored by CASE credit strong presidential support of their work for improvements in their institution's fundraising. Read more...

Foundation Survey Extended

The deadline for participation in the CASE survey of community college institutionally related foundations has been extended through Monday, June 16, 2014. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete.

Apply for a Conference Scholarship

The nomination period for the Virginia Carter Smith Scholarship Program is now open. CASE grants these scholarships each year to cover registration fees at selected CASE conferences. This program is for CASE members who have three or fewer years of advancement experience. Preference goes to professionals who are minorities and those who work at campuses with extremely limited resources, such as community colleges. Scholarships are also available to those who have changed advancement disciplines (for example, moving from alumni relations to fundraising) in the last three years. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is Friday, June 27, 2014.

CASE Searching for New President

CASE has formally launched its search for a president to succeed John Lippincott, who earlier this year informed the CASE membership of his intent to retire in January 2015. Read the position description.

Mike Goodwin, chair of the presidential search committee, chair-elect of the CASE Board of Trustees and president and chief executive officer of the Oregon State University Foundation, announced the launch, which is being coordinated by Korn Ferry International. Applications, nominations and questions should be sent to

Welcome to CASE

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in Johnstown, Pa., recently became a CASE member.

In The News

Strong Student Philanthropy Programs Vital to Overall Fundraising Success
Results from a new survey on student engagement reveal that colleges and universities that invest in student fundraising programs tend to raise more money per capita and are more successful at engaging their students as lifelong donors than institutions that do not make such investments. Read more...

Making Commencement a Social Experience
(CASE Blog)
The social media coordinator at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas, shares strategies she used to make its recent graduation experience more fun and social for attendees. Read more...

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