CASE Announces 2019 Circle of Excellence Award Winners
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education today announced the winners of its 2019 Circle of Excellence awards.
The international awards program honors outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising, and marketing at colleges, universities, independent schools, and affiliated nonprofits.
Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of CASE, commended this year's recipients for their bold, innovative work that epitomizes the profession’s best practices.
“These awards demonstrate our members’ success in advancing their institutions 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 engages important communities in the life of your institutions, advancing education to transform lives and society.”
In 2019, CASE received 2,856 entries for consideration in 100 categories by 611 member higher education institutions, independent schools, and nonprofits from 20 countries. Judges gave more than 400 awards in the following categories: bronze, silver, gold and grand gold. Winners are selected based on a number of 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. The
CASE is grateful to the more than 500 judges who volunteered to evaluate the hundreds of entries.
Made up of several of CASE's long-time recognition programs, the Circle of Excellence awards program, in its present configuration, was introduced in 1994. It is CASE's largest and most popular awards program.
CASE believes in advancing education to transform lives and society. As a global nonprofit membership association of educational institutions, CASE helps develop the communities of professional practice that build institutional resilience and success in challenging times. The communities include staff engaged in alumni relations, fundraising, marketing, student recruitment, stakeholder engagement, crisis communications and government relations. CASE is volunteer-led and uses the intellectual capital of senior practitioners to build capacity and capability across the world.
CASE has offices in Washington, D.C., London, Singapore and Mexico City. Member institutions include more than 3,700 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in 82 countries. CASE serves nearly 88,000 practitioners. For more information about CASE, please visit www.case.org.