ALBANY, N.Y. (August 31, 2012) -- The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) named the University at Albany as a 2012 Educational Fundraising Award recipient. The annual award is a component of CASE’s Circle of Excellence program, which honors exemplary development operations at member institutions.
UAlbany received the overall improvement award based on a selection committees’ analysis of three years of fundraising data. Judges used a number of factors in choosing recipients including: the pattern of growth in total support; evaluation of contributions to the total support figure; overall breadth in program areas; pattern of growth in program areas; pattern of donor growth among alumni/ae donors; impact of 12 largest gifts on total support and type of institution.
"This award is a testament to the tireless efforts of our development team and volunteers,"said Fardin Sanai, Vice President of University Development. "I hope the UAlbany community feels as proud and united as I do."
Institutions do not apply for CASE awards; instead judging is blind and data-driven. A university becomes eligible for consideration after submission of data to the Council for Aid to Education’s Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey for three or more consecutive years.
An initial pool of 1,011 colleges and universities was narrowed to a field of 429 by independent data analyst. Thirty institutions received the award in overall improvement.