UNC-Chapel Hill one of nine public universities recognized for excellence in fundraising

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UNC-Chapel Hill one of nine public universities recognized for excellence in fundraising

 

Carolina awarded 2016 Sustained Excellence Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education

 

 (Chapel Hill, N.C. – Sept. 7, 2016) – The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded the sustained excellence award in Fundraising by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Carolina is one of nine public universities and 16 total colleges or universities across the country recognized for the award.

 

The award acknowledges exemplary fundraising programs that have garnered a CASE Award for Educational Fundraising in either the overall performance or overall improvement categories in three of the past five years. In addition to the sustained excellence award, Carolina has received awards in overall performance and overall improvement this year. The University won awards for overall performance in 2015 and for overall performance and sustained excellence in 2012.

 

“This award is a testament to our donors, who generously support the University and its important work on behalf of students and the larger world,” said David Routh, vice chancellor for university development. “Without their generosity and love for Carolina, this recognition wouldn’t be possible.”

 

In fiscal 2016, which ended June 30th, Carolina received $495 million in commitments, the school’s best fundraising year in history and exceeding fiscal year 2015’s previous record by nearly $50 million. In the four fiscal years prior to 2016, Carolina received $447 million, $310 million, $284 million and $331 million in commitments, respectively.

 

Volunteer higher education professionals reviewed the fundraising data of 549 eligible institutions before naming the award winners. Of the 89 colleges and universities selected for educational fundraising awards, 32 won an award for overall performance, 35 won an award for overall improvement, and 11—including Carolina—were recognized for both.

 

CASE is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

 

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About the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is a global higher education leader known for innovative teaching, research and public service. A member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, Carolina regularly ranks as the best value for academic quality in U.S. public higher education. Now in its third century, the University offers 77 bachelor’s, 113 master’s, 68 doctorate and seven professional degree programs through 14 schools and the College of Arts and Sciences. Every day, faculty – including two Nobel laureates – staff and students shape their teaching, research and public service to meet North Carolina’s most pressing needs in every region and all 100 counties. Carolina’s more than 308,000 alumni live in all 50 states and 150 countries. More than 167,000 live in North Carolina.

UNC-Chapel Hill Communications and Public Affairs contact: Mike McFarland, (919) 962-8593 mike_mcfarland@unc.edu