Awards and Scholarships
Continued from 2022: More ways to win...and a one-stop nomination process.
We've combined the best parts of the District II awards with the Circle of Excellence Awards. When you enter the Circle of Excellence Awards, your nominations also will be considered for Best of District II recognition—at no extra cost. We've also updated all of the categories and judging criteria, and added several categories that will be judged based on staff size.
Nominations closed on March 15, 2023. Get more details here >
Recent District II institutional award recipients
Charles A. Wright Opportunity & Inclusion Award
The Charles A. Wright Opportunity and Inclusion Award recognizes an advancement professional who displays leadership in fostering inclusion and diversity within the profession, on their campus and/or within the surrounding community.
Chief Executive Leadership Award
This award recognizes a District II member institution's highest-ranking officer for outstanding efforts in promoting the understanding and support of education.
Professional of the Year Award
This award recognizes a District II institutional advancement professional who has:
- Demonstrated exceptional achievement in the development of an institutional advancement program or innovative execution of programs within an area of advancement;
- Contributed to the profession through work with CASE
- Volunteered in service to the community or charitable organizations.
Robert L. Payton Award for Voluntary Service
Given annually to an individual who demonstrates leadership in advancement programs, the furtherance of the philanthropic tradition, and public articulation of needs, goals, and issues in education.
Rising Star Award
This award recognizes a District II professional who has:
- less than five years of advancement experience
- Demonstrates the potential for leadership in the areas of Advancement Services, Alumni Relations, Philanthropy, or Communications and Marketing.
It honors the accomplishments of those whose early success demonstrates their enthusiasm for and commitment to the profession, and an understanding of the needs and goals of the philanthropic tradition.
CASE will offer scholarships for qualified members to attend the CASE District II Annual Conference 2024, February 11 - 13, in Baltimore, MD.
The scholarship covers the conference registration fee.
All CASE members are welcome to apply. Preference for scholarships will be given to people who meet any of these criteria:
- Never attended a CASE conference.
- From an under-represented population.
- New to educational advancement.
- New to a leadership role.
- Student who is planning a career in educational advancement.