Lexington, Virginia • June 11, 2009
Washington and Lee has been recognized with a 2009 CASE-WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising in the category of Overall Performance. The award is the University's second consecutive Overall Performance award, and its third such award in the past five years.
This most recent award also earned Washington and Lee a 2009 CASE-WealthEngine Award for Sustained Excellence in Fundraising, reserved for those few exemplary fundraising programs that have garnered a CASE-WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising in either Overall Performance or Overall Improvement in three of the last five years.
The CASE-WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising in Overall Performance honors exemplary advancement programs and activities, as well as the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in fundraising efforts. In selecting Overall Fundraising Performance winners, judges use factors to recognize institutions that show solid program growth; breadth in the base of support; and other indications of a mature, well-maintained program.
Of the more than 900 higher education institutions eligible for this award, only 39 four-year colleges or universities were recognized in 2009.
"The CASE award reflects the remarkable generosity of our alumni, parents, and friends and their commitment to Washington and Lee," said Vice President of University Advancement Dennis Cross. "They are dedicated to the mission and educational goals of W&L and are willing to give personal resources in order for today's students to receive an outstanding education we know will influence and be an integral part of their adult lives.
"We receive the 2009 CASE-WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising on behalf of our alumni, parents, and friends whose loyalty, involvements, interest, and support make the recognition possible."