Indiana University East received two awards from The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V during its annual conference in Chicago. On December 11, IU East received the Gold Award and the Silver Award for the campus’ work on the Campaign for Community in 2005-2006. The successful $2.1 million campaign supported nursing and science laboratories, provided scholarships, established an Entrepreneurship Center, and created The Gallery in Whitewater Hall, among other achievements.
“On behalf of the campaign’s executive committee, it is an honor to be recognized by CASE V for the success of the Campaign for Community, said Rob Quigg, who chaired the campaign. “Few areas are as blessed as we are with the incredible resources of Indiana University and Purdue University. This campaign’s success reinforced my optimism for the future of our community.”
Joe Brandenburg, University Advancement executive director, said the campaign set a new fundraising standard for IU East.
“It is an honor to be recognized among your peers for such an outstanding accomplishment,” Brandenburg said. “We are grateful to the volunteers who worked tirelessly to raise $2.1 million for the future of this vibrant campus and to the many donors who generously responded when they were asked to make a significant investment in higher education.”
The Gold Award is for Best Practices in Fundraising and Development. This category is designed to recognize exemplary projects that serve as benchmarks for other institutions, provide a successful solution to overcoming challenges, reflect strategic use of resources, and/or utilize innovative practices in any area of fundraising and development. The Gold Award receives a trophy and special recognition at the banquet.
The Silver Award is for Best Comprehensive Campaign. This category recognizes outstanding work in a single, major campaign. Entries are judged on the program’s success in meeting its stated goals, use of resources, creativity, and impact on the fundraising program and institution.