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 V 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 V 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 V institutional award recipients
Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award recognizes a person with three to ten years of advancement experience whose accomplishments distinguish their trajectory from their peers. 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.
Opportunity and Inclusion Award
The 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
The award is an opportunity for CASE to applaud and promote the work and contributions of our top educational executives.
Mike Ziemianksi Distinguished Service Award
Formerly the CASE V Distinguished Service Award, the honor was established in 1980 and renamed in 2019 for Ziemianski, a long-time District V volunteer who died in June 2019. The annual award recognizes advancement professionals who have given outstanding service to District V for at least five years.
CASE will offer scholarships for qualified members to attend the CASE District V & VI Annual Conference 2024, April 14–16, in Chicago, IL.
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.