CASE Announces 2021 Circle of Excellence Awards Winners
Today the Council for Advancement and Support of Education announced its 2021 Circle of Excellence Awards winners.
These peer-selected and adjudicated awards honor institutions worldwide whose talented staff have advanced their organizations through their resourcefulness and ingenuity.
Winners are selected based on several factors, including overall quality, innovation, use of resources and the impact on the institution or its external and internal communities, such as alumni, parents, students, and faculty and staff.
This year also introduced newly created “pivot categories” which invited institutions to showcase how they successfully made the pivot to address the challenges and opportunities related to the pandemic.
“This year’s CASE Circle of Excellence Awards highlight the creative, nimble, and innovative approaches our members bring to championing the success of their institutions,” says CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham.
“Advancing education has never been more important, and the Circle of Excellence Awards celebrate the innovative work that has contributed to that vital societal outcome. This year, CASE member schools, colleges, and universities across the CASE global membership were faced with challenges that have never been seen before, and advancement professionals demonstrated their skills and sensitivity as they created inspiring and important work to engage their communities in entirely new ways.”
In 2021, CASE received almost 3,000 entries from 27 countries. Those entries came from 530 institutions for consideration across 100 categories. CASE is especially thankful for the 360 volunteers who selected more than 500 award-winning entries.
Based on recommendations from an Awards Task Force of CASE volunteers and staff, next year’s awards will look quite different. Entries will be considered for recognition based on their district or region, in addition to globally. There also will be lower entry fees, as well as categories based on staff size. More details will be provided in late 2021 at www.case.org/circle.