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 IV awards with the Circle of Excellence Awards.
When you enter the Circle of Excellence Awards, your entries also will be considered for Best of District IV 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 IV institutional award recipients
CASE District IV members work hard throughout the year promoting the areas of alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. District IV bestows a number of special awards each year at the district’s annual meeting for individuals and institutions who continually raise the bar in their efforts to promote education.
Dr. E. Joseph Savoie Chief Executive Leadership Award
The Chief Executive Leadership Award recognizes a District IV member institution president, headmaster, chancellor, educational system head, or their institutional CEO for outstanding efforts to promote understanding and support of education.
Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award recognizes the accomplishments of new advancement professionals (2-5 years) whose early success promises future leadership and achievement.
Distinguished Achievement Award
The Distinguished Achievement Award recognizes individuals making a significant commitment to the advancement profession, both by service to their institution and volunteer service to CASE and CASE District IV.
Milestone Service Awards
Milestone Service Awards recognize District IV professionals who have enhanced educational services and opportunities through their commitment of 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, or 45 years to the field of institutional advancement.
Hall of Fame Award
The Hall of Fame award recognizes retired professionals who have provided outstanding service to their institutions, to CASE District IV, to the advancement profession, and to higher education.
John T. Shamblin Jr. Top Hand Award
A special award made as appropriate by the District to individuals who are not in the educational advancement profession, but who have given extraordinary service to the profession and to District IV
Scholarships are available to attend the CASE District IV Annual Conference 2024, April 14–16, in San Antonio, TX.
For new professionals with less than three years experience in alumni relations, communications, advancement services, or fundraising; or any full-time professional who has moved into a new professional area within the past three years (for example, from alumni relations to fundraising). This scholarship covers the conference registration fee.
Up to five scholarships will be dedicated to the Minority Advancement Professionals Scholarship, given to members of underrepresented ethnic groups working full-time as advancement professionals at a CASE District IV member institution.