University Wins International, Regional Awards for Excellence in Marketing, Fundraising

Six smiling people hold up eight large, framed awards certificates
From left, Brian Ruldolph, Dan Doyle, Christy Doyle, Melissa Fry, Stuart Seidel and Fardin Sanai hold up some of their awards.

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 11, 2023) — The University at Albany's Division for Advancement and the Office of Communications and Marketing won a total of 11 awards for outstanding achievements in websites, social media, fundraising, marketing, and magazine production. The University's excellence was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the State University of New York's Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD).

UAlbany garnered three 2023 Circle of Excellence awards from CASE, including a grand gold – the highest honor awarded – for best online magazine for UAlbany Magazine. The University also won gold for best environmental graphics for the Harvey House LGBTQIA+ Residence Hall and silver for best marketing of a fundraising microsite with its "March Matchness" campaign.

"We're thrilled and honored to receive the recognition from CASE and our peers who inspire us to reach high, and I'm especially proud of our talented and dedicated team," says UAlbany Magazine editor Paul Miller.

"The Circle of Excellence Awards showcase the impact advancement professionals have upon their institutions and communities around the globe, every day,” says CASE President and CEO Sue Cunningham. In 2023, CASE received more than 4,000 entries from 583 institutions in nearly 22 countries.

Also in June, UAlbany received eight awards — five top honors and three judge’s citations — from SUNYCUAD at its 2023 Awards for Excellence program, which recognizes exceptional work in New York public higher education advancement.

UAlbany earned "Best of" awards for UAlbany Magazine (periodical and microsite), the Fall 1844 Giving Challenge (social media campaign) and for institutional marketing material (best institutional website and multi-page publication) while the University's "March Matchness" program collected three judges' citations. Additionally, UAlbany's senior director of annual giving, Dan Doyle, was inducted into the SUNYCUAD Hall of Fame for his years of leadership and service to the organization and in advancing the cause of higher education.

“Every day, I witness the commitment that every member of our UAlbany team makes to produce work that is creative, effective and distinctive," said Vice President for University Advancement Fardin Sanai. "To have their efforts validated at the highest levels of the profession is extremely gratifying and I could not be more proud."