Oglethorpe receives national awards for fundraising achievement

Oglethorpe recently picked up two 2019 Educational Fundraising Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), a global association for professionals in advancement and fundraising.

The Educational Fundraising Awards recognize exemplary fundraising programs and activities. They are awarded annually to institutions that have shown a pattern of growth in total support, donor growth among alumni, as well as growth in each program area.

Oglethorpe is among only five institutions nationwide with the unique distinction of receiving awards in both categories:

  • Overall Performance: For colleges and universities that show solid program growth, breadth in the base of support and other indications of a mature, well-maintained program.
  • Overall Improvement: For colleges and universities that demonstrate significant program growth across three years of data.

Oglethorpe’s Development and Alumni Relations team is led by Vice President Robyn Furness-Fallin.

“The beauty of this awards program is that we look at the data not knowing what institution is being represented. In showcasing these best-of-the-best programs, CASE helps its members identify institutions doing smart and innovative work from which everyone can learn,” said Sue Kubik, an accomplished educational fundraiser and long-time CASE volunteer who led the judging panel this year.

Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of CASE, wrote in an email to Oglethorpe: “Your institution has not only demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in its fundraising efforts, it has contributed to the betterment of educational advancement worldwide by serving as a model to which others can aspire.”

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