Davidson College has been recognized by the Council for the Support and Advancement of Education (CASE) with a 2015 Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Performance. And because the college has garnered a CASE award for educational fundraising in three of the last five years, it also was recognized with a 2015 Sustained Excellence in Educational Fundraising Award.
"It is because of the tireless work and unyielding passion of Davidson's alumni, parents, friends, faculty, and staff that we are recognized at the national level for our fundraising success," said Eileen Keeley '89, vice president for college relations. "It is a privilege to work at a place that so deeply believes in providing an exceptional education for its students, and we are able to provide these amazing opportunities because of the dedication and support of the Davidson community."
In selecting overall fundraising performance winners like Davidson, judges use factors that show solid program growth, breadth in the base of support and other indications of a mature, well-maintained program.
During the 2015 fiscal year, which ended June 30, Davidson secured commitments totaling $63.8 million. On July 1, the college began the second public year of its campaign, Game Changers: Inspiring Leaders to Transform the World. To date, the college has raised more than $260 million toward the campaign goal to surpass $425 million by June 30, 2019.
A complete list of 2015 winners is available on the CASE website. Davidson is recognized as part of Category 8 for 2015 awards—Private Liberal Arts Institutions with Endowments Over $100 Million—and again for sustained excellence.