The Evolution of CASE
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education was born in 1974, the marriage of two important forces in the higher education arena: the American Alumni Council and the American College Public Relations Association.
From its original mission of developing and maintaining strong relationships with key stakeholders in colleges, universities and schools in the United States, CASE has expanded its reach, impact and membership in the years since, opening offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE Latin America, 2011 ) while welcoming other educational institutions and nonprofit organizations from more than 82 countries as partners and allies.
Whether it’s helping our members market their institutions to prospective students and families; diversify, strengthen and promote advancement as a viable career path; or communicate the critical importance of education, CASE provides research, training and guidance to all who work on behalf of advancing and supporting education as critical institutions of prospering societies.
Key Facts about CASE
CASE is a membership-based organization. Our members include more than 3,600 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 82 countries around the globe
CASE is led by volunteers, with more than 4,900 advancement professionals serving as board members, speakers, authors, conferences planners and more
CASE offers a variety of advancement products and services, provides standards and an ethical framework for the profession, and works with other organizations to respond to public issues of concern while promoting the importance of education worldwide.