From the Nominator
The INSPIRED campaign had ambitious goals. Its purpose was not only to take the University’s fundraising to a new level of revenue generation, but to demonstrate that philanthropy at scale was possible in the Australian context.
From the Judges
The University of Sydney created an amazing landmark campaign which exceeded all expectations by doubling goals, even with a reduced timeline and a scale that was very different from the other finalists. By pursuing a comprehensive campaign strategy, the university effectively invested in all levels of the giving pyramid, and we loved the research-focused giving day. The judges found this entry to be especially impressive and deserving to win the Platinum Awards as it shows what can be achieved when 'new' is embraced.
California State University, Fresno, District VII - Re-imagined Planned Giving Program
Florida International University, District III - Something’s Brewing: How FIU Ignite Turned a Cup of Coffee into $8.6 million from its Faculty & Staff!
Gonzaga University, District VIII - Gonzaga University’s Capital Campaign: Gonzaga Will: The Campaign for Our Future
Kansas State University, District VI - KSU Foundation: The K-State Family Scholarship Program
Kettering University, District V - Kettering University Faculty and Staff FUNd Drive
Miami University, District V - M.I.A.M.I. WOMEN Symposium/Hawk Tank
River Oaks Baptist School, District IV - Challenge to the Finish: Completing the KIDS.LOVE.LEARNING Campaign
San Diego State University, District VII - The Wallace, Shatsky, Blackburn, Courage Through Cancer Student Success Fund
University of Albany, District II - UAlbany March Matchness
University of Buffalo, District II - Boldly Buffalo: The Campaign for UB Launch Program
University of Calgary. District VIII - Energize Campaign; Campus Giving Program Launch
Virginia Tech, District III - Virginia Tech Giving Day 2018