STEPHENVILLE — Tarleton State University’s Division of Institutional Advancement has received the Overall Improvement Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
The award is in the category of public comprehensive institutions with endowments over $45 million that demonstrate significant program growth across three years of data.
“I am very proud of Janice Horak (Assistant Vice President for Development) and all of the development team for their hard work,” said Vice President for Institutional Advancement Kyle McGregor. “This award reflects the consistency required to create a culture of philanthropy among students, alumni and friends, which is one of the long-range goals of the Office of Development at Tarleton State University.”
The Educational Fundraising Awards annually recognize exemplary development programs based on a blind review of data submitted to the CASE Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey.
“This is an honor for all of Institutional Advancement and all our partners across the university,” Horak said. “Strategic processes, communications and team building are key to the improvements. And we hope to keep building the financial support for Tarleton students, faculty and programs.”
CASE member institutions that have participated in VSE for the past three years are automatically considered. There is no entry fee or application. Winners are announced in categories based on institution type and, in some cases, endowment size.
“While today we celebrate the schools, colleges and universities in the United States that embody the best in educational fundraising, we want to acknowledge the people who make such achievements possible,” said Sue Cunningham, CASE president and CEO. “Successful fundraising happens when everyone participates, from the staff and faculty to the institution’s leadership.
“This inspiring philanthropic engagement is guided by dedicated and professional development staff, and supported by generous volunteers. Collectively, we are advancing education — key to addressing the many serious challenges our world faces today.”