Brandeis captures national award for fundraising
Brandeis University’s Institutional Advancement Division was recognized as one of the nation’s premier fundraising operations by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the industry’s leading professional association.
Brandeis, along with the University of Miami and Marquette University, received a CASE 2016 Educational Fundraising Award for overall performance for private universities with endowments under $1 billion. Stanford University and the University of Notre Dame won the award for schools with endowments above $1 billion.
The awards are based on growth of total support, effectiveness of giving programs, pattern of donor growth and the level of support from alumni for the fiscal years 2013, 2014 and 2015. Brandeis was chosen by an expert panel of volunteer judges from 18 finalists in its category.
“We congratulate Nancy Winship and her entire team in Institutional Advancement for this well-deserved honor,” said Jon Davis ’75 and Barbara Mandel, P’73, co-chairs of the Brandeis Board of Trustees’ Institutional Advancement Committee. “We also wish to thank our alumni and friends, whose generosity over the years has helped Brandeis establish itself as one of America’s top universities.”
Institutions do not submit entries for the awards, which have been presented annually since 1959. Rather, awards are given based on data submitted by institutions to the Council for Aid to Education’s (CAE) voluntary support of education survey. The survey is conducted annually by CAE and co-sponsored by CASE. Nearly 1,000 institutions completed the survey last year.
CASE is one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational associations, with 81,000 members from more than 3,670 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools.