Robert Bell Crow Memorial Award
The Robert Bell Crow award recognizes independent school advancement professionals for their distinguished service to the profession, their school and CASE.
The award is named in honor of Robert Bell Crow, a former development director at Deerfield Academy.
About the 2020 award recipient: Michael J. Littell
During Mike Littell’s 34-year tenure at Saint Xavier, he has raised more than $100 million to support the school. He led the Xaverian Legacy campaign that exceeded its $15 million goal; Project X, a comprehensive campaign that surpassed its $28 million goal; and is currently leading the School’s $51 million endeavor, the X EFFECT Campaign.
His CASE involvement has been extensive. It includes serving on the CASE-Kentucky board and as a faculty member for many district and national conferences. In 2018, he served as Chair of the annual CASE-NAIS Independent Schools Conference. He has contributed to Currents magazine and written chapters for two CASE publications. Mike and his team have been honored 11 times with CASE Circle of Excellence Awards for Sustained Performance in Fundraising.