Lawrence Technological University has won the 2015 CASE Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Improvement in Fundraising from the national Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The award is based on the results from the past three years of the annual survey of fundraising results conducted by the Council for Aid to Education. Judges reviewed data from 571 eligible institutions.
“This is not an award you apply for. It is an award CASE bestows upon institutions that have demonstrated solid results based on the Voluntary Support of Education report that we file each year,” said Dennis Howie, LTU’s interim vice president of university advancement. “This is an acknowledgement of our entire fundraising program, and how well all the various pieces and segments fit together to help us succeed overall.”
During the time period covered by this award, LTU was wrapping up its Proud Heritage, Bold Future Campaign, which concludes June 30, 2016. It has already raised more than $114 million – far surpassing the original goal of $75 million set when the campaign opened in 2006.
The campaign is providing support for the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture and Life Sciences Building, which is now under construction and will open next year. Fundraising also provides support for scholarships and the University’s endowment.
President Virinder Moudgil praised the accomplishments of both the Office of University Advancement, the Office of Marketing and Public Affairs, and the entire campus community, which have worked together to establish and nurture relationships with alumni and friends of the University who are interested in supporting its mission.
“Everyone works together as a team, and that’s why LTU has won this award,” Moudgil said. “We have been successful because we are all looking for ways to take the University to the next level. This reward reflects what we have accomplished so far, and we know there is much more work to do.”