Xavier University is the winner of a 2009 WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Xavier received the Overall Performance Award. Out of 450 colleges and universities considered, Xavier is one of 51 to receive this award.
The award recognizes superior fundraising programs across the country and is a component of CASE’s Circle of Excellence program, which honors exemplary advancement initiatives and activities. Other schools receiving this recognition include Columbia, Yale, University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins and UCLA.
In a letter announcing the award, CASE President John Lippincott noted of Xavier, “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.”
“This prestigious honor reflects the hard work of our staff and the generosity of our alumni and donors who continue to strongly support Xavier’s 178-year tradition of developing men and women for others,” said Xavier Vice President for University Relations Gary Massa.
“Thanks to them, Xavier’s ‘To See Great Wonders’ campaign is revolutionizing the students’ learning experience and dramatically enhancing the campus environment, and has already reached $181 million of the $200 million goal.”
The award is based on a judge’s analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education survey. Read more about the awards program at the CASE web site.