J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College has been selected as an “Overall Improvement” category winner of the 2012 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Educational Fundraising Awards program, which honors superior fundraising programs across the country.
“We're excited because this recognition by CASE reflects great teamwork at the College, especially with our board members, volunteers, and donors who support us philanthropically,” says Elizabeth Littlefield, JSRCC Vice President for Institutional Advancement. “The Foundation's efforts are on behalf of our students and college community. Together, we continue to look for effective and innovative ways to advance the Reynolds mission.”
The JSRCC Educational Foundation is tasked with securing private resources to help support the College and its students while striving to ensure that every citizen in our community has access and opportunity for a college education.
Reynolds received its Overall Improvement Award based on three years of fundraising data. The College was joined in the Public Two-Year Institution Overall Improvement category by City University of New York Bronx Community College (New York, N.Y.) and West Kentucky Community and Technical College (Paducah, KY).
Of the 429 colleges and universities considered for awards, 71 higher education institutions were recognized for their work. An expert panel of volunteer judges selected winners based on a number of factors including the pattern of growth in total support (or adjusted total support if appropriate), evaluation of what contributed to the total support figure, overall breadth in program areas, pattern of growth in each program area, pattern of donor growth among alumni/ae donors and other individual donors, impact of the 12 largest gifts on total support, total support in relation to the alumni/ae base and type of institution.