Roanoke, Va. – Hollins University has been selected by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as a winner of the 2011 CASE Educational Fundraising Awards. These awards recognize superior fundraising programs across the country and are a component of CASE’s Circle of Excellence program, which honors exemplary advancement programs and activities.
“[Hollins] is among the exceptional group of colleges, universities, and independent schools named to the Circle of Excellence for either overall performance or overall improvement in fundraising,” said CASE President John Lippincott. “[Hollins] 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.”
Hollins was selected to receive both an Overall Performance Award and an Overall Improvement Award based on the judges’ analysis of three years of fundraising data the university submitted to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education Survey.
In 2010, Hollins celebrated the successful conclusion of the largest comprehensive fundraising campaign in its history and the largest ever for any women’s college in the South. The Hollins Campaign for Women Who Are Going Places, which began in 2002, raised $161.6 million, far exceeding its goal of $125 million.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., CASE is the professional organization for
advancement professionals at all levels who work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and other areas. Its membership includes more than 3,400 colleges, universities, independent elementary and secondary schools, and educational associates in 68 countries around the world.
Hollins is an independent liberal arts university offering undergraduate education for women, selected graduate programs for men and women, and community outreach initiatives. Founded in 1842, it is Virginia’s oldest chartered women’s college.