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2012 Faculty & Staff News

Longwood receives national award for superior fundraising programs

August 3, 2012

Longwood University

Longwood University has received a national award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) that honors superior fundraising programs.

Longwood was one of only 41 institutions, from among 429 that were considered, to be selected for an Overall Performance Award in CASE's 2012 Educational Fundraising Awards. This awards program, which dates to 1959, recognizes overall performance and overall improvement in educational fundraising programs based on data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education's Voluntary Support of Education survey. The award is based on the judges' analysis of three years of fundraising data.

In selecting Overall Performance winners, an expert panel of judges uses several factors to recognize colleges and universities that show solid program growth, breadth in the base of support and other indications of a mature, well-maintained program.

Recipients of the award are broken down into various categories based on the nature of the institution. Longwood was one of only four colleges and universities to be selected in the Public Comprehensive Institutions category.

The fundraising awards competition-which also includes an Overall Improvement Award, won by 30 institutions-is part of CASE's Circle of Excellence program, which honors exemplary advancement initiatives and activities.

"Your institution is one of an exceptional group of colleges, universities and independent schools," said Brian Flahaven, CASE's director of legislative, foundation and recognition programs, in the letter to Dr. Bryan Rowland, Longwood's vice president for university advancement, informing him of Longwood's selection. "Because your fundraising program was judged by a panel of your peers, this award is not only a recognition of its high value to your institution, but also an acknowledgement of its stature as a best practice that contributes to the advancement profession overall."

CASE is education's leading resource for knowledge, standards, advocacy and training in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and related activities. The full list of winners of the 2012 Educational Fundraising Awards is posted on the CASE website at www.case.org/circle (click on the Educational Fundraising Awards on the left-hand navigation bar).