CASE Announces 2018 Circle of Excellence Award Winners
More than 190 educational institutions and affiliated nonprofits have won the 2018 Circle of Excellence Awards.
The international competition honors outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, marketing and fundraising.
The competition received 3,204 entries for consideration in nearly 100 categories from 676 higher education institutions, independent schools and affiliated organizations located worldwide.
Peer professionals at schools, colleges and universities as well as professionals from outside of education judged the entries and bestowed nearly 350 awards to more than 190 institutions in 11 countries as follows: 13 grand gold, 100 gold, 118 silver and 104 bronze.
In addition, CASE Europe, CASE Asia-Pacific and district judges recognized 62 entries as platinum finalists, with international panels selecting eight entries as platinum winners. The winner of the prestigious Robert Sibley Magazine of the Year Award was Harvard Business School's HBS Alumni Bulletin.
Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of CASE, says 2018 was another exceptional year for the awards program and commended this year's recipients for their bold, innovative work that epitomizes the profession's best practices.
"Our members once again have demonstrated their commitment to their organizations through their remarkable work," says Cunningham. "This year's award winners demonstrate creativity and strategy; I urge everyone to take a look—you will be inspired. Congratulations to all the Circle of Excellence award recipients. Your work is breathtaking."
A list of award winners from the current year's competition is available on the Circle of Excellence Awards webpage. Judges' reports, which outline the strengths and weaknesses of each category and why particular entries were chosen for recognition, are also posted on the website.
This article is from the June 2018 BriefCASE issue.