CASE District II offers advancement professionals in all areas of institutional advancement, including alumni relations, communications, government relations, development, and advancement services a multitude of services and programs. From the annual conference to our awards program, from audience-specific local programming to job listings, District II is a resource for those who want to learn, earn recognition for their institutions, and grow their professional network.
The Venture Capital Fund provides support for professional development and networking opportunities initiated and organized by advancement professionals at District II member institutions. The Fund awards $30,000 in grants each year, with two application periods annually. This initiative is a complement to, not duplication of, the funds that are directed toward priorities designated by the District II board.
Membership "has its rewards" at the international level as well. As an individual CASE member, you're able to take advantage of the programs and services CASE offers, which include Web-based curriculum, publications, and awards and scholarships programs.
Our Achievement Awards program recognizes colleagues who have excelled in the field. Congratulations to our 2020 winners!
The Accolades Awards program celebrate institutional accomplishments in the area of alumni relations, development, print, multi-media, marketing, communications, events, and program development.
See the CASE District II Accolades Awards winners gallery and congratulations to all!
We are pleased to recognize these District II Platinum Award Finalists. These Finalists will now be evaluated by a global judging panel alongside Finalists from the other CASE Districts and Regions to determine the one Platinum Award winner in each category. The Platinum Award winners will be announced in June 2021.
DISTRICT II PLATINUM AWARD FINALISTS
Best Article: "Nature Accelerates," Swarthmore College
Best Article: "Empathy & Exploration," Swarthmore College
Best Practices in Alumni Relations: "Critical Conversations: Partnering with Career Services to Support Student Success," Drexel University
Best Practices in Alumni Relations: "Camp Diamondback: Virtual Summer Camp," University of Maryland College Park
Best Practices in Communications and Marketing: "Puzzling Our Way to Better Engagement," Johns Hopkins University
Best Practices in Communications and Marketing: "Pivoting NYU Alumni Communications in the Age of COVID-19," New York University
Best Practices in Digital Communications: " ’Cuse Conversations: Connecting the Syracuse University Community Through our Alumni Podcast," Syracuse University
Best Practices in Fundraising: "Swarthmore College's Passport Appeal," Swarthmore College
Best Practices in Fundraising: "Bring Back the Titans," Westminster College
Best Photography: "Photography Portfolio," University of Maryland College Park
Best Photography: "Meet Anne Dale, Dentistry’s Unofficial Historian," University of Toronto
In addition, the judges recognized the following entries with Honorable Mentions. Although Honorable Mention entries will not advance to the next round, it is indeed a distinct honor to be recognized.
DISTRICT II PLATINUM AWARD HONORABLE MENTIONS
Best Article: "Facing Challenges With Grace," Bucknell University
Best Article: "Message in a Bottle: A Hidden History in College Hall Reveals the Muscle and Sweat That Brought Public Education to Life," Montclair State University
Best Practices in Alumni Relations: "ProfessionOWL Young Alumni Mentor Program: Mentoring our Next Generation of Temple Made Leaders," Temple University
Best Practices in Communications and Marketing: "UTogether2020: Building U of T's 'Caring Community'," University of Toronto
Best Practices in Digital Communications: "What Happens When You Win a Nobel Prize: Coverage from Stockholm,"Johns Hopkins University
Best Practices in Digital Communications: "Pivoting NYU Alumni Communications in the Age of COVID-19," New York University
Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: "UMBC's First Virtual Conference: The Evolving World of Inclusive Language," University of Maryland Baltimore County
Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, "Equity and Inclusion Awareness and Engagement Dialogues and Forums," Montgomery College
Best Photography: "First-year Seminars Meet for the First Time," Hobart and William Smith Colleges