Clark College Foundation wins two national fundraising awards
One of 90 chosen for superior overall performance and improvement by Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Clark College Foundation was tapped as a leader in the nation for fundraising with two prestigious awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) during a conference in Anaheim, Calif.
Lisa Gibert, president/CEO of Clark College Foundation, said it is the region’s steadfast dedication and pride in Clark College that makes the award possible.
“We are the community’s college. The people of Southwest Washington deserve the credit for their ongoing investment in the future of this region.”
The foundation was one of 90 colleges and universities chosen for the 2015 Educational Fundraising Awards in the overall performance and overall improvement categories. The accolade was presented by Sue Cunningham, president of CASE, at a conference in Anaheim, Calif., on October 3. Other institutions selected in those categories include Dartmouth College, Harvard, Carnegie Mellon, Old Dominion University, Oregon Health & Science University and the United States Naval Academy. CASE consists of more than 3,400 colleges, universities and other schools.
Clark is one of 10 colleges in the nation that was chosen in the public, two-year institutions sub-category, and one of two selected for both awards—overall performance and overall improvement for the 2014 fiscal year, from July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.
The annual award honors CASE-member institutions that show exemplary development operations. Awards are given for overall performance and overall improvement in fundraising. Forty-two of the 90 colleges and universities selected won for overall performance. Thirty-nine received the overall improvement honor.
The selection process is data-driven and the judging is blind. The criteria include total support growth, alumni contributions, program breadth and impact of the 12 largest gifts. Institutions submit data via a survey called the Council for Aid to Education’s Voluntary Support of Education.
Clark College Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves as the fundraising partner of Clark College in support of student learning and program excellence. In addition to these latest fundraising accolades, the foundation is the 2015 gold winner for its campaign fundraising communications by CASE District VIII.