Achievement Awards 2015

Nominations for the 2015 Achievement Awards will open in August 2014. Please note the correct deadline for the award that you are submitting for and review the information on the various awards available and the criteria for nomination.

Winners will be announced in December 2014 and honored at the CASE District II Conference in Washington, D.C., at a luncheon on Monday, February 2, 2015.

DEADLINE – October 17, 2014 – EXTENDED to November 7, 2014

Chief Executive Leadership Award
Robert L. Payton Award for Voluntary Service
Rising Star Award

DEADLINE – November 7, 2014

Professional of the Year
Quarter Century Award*
Retirement Recognition*

* Self-nomination is permitted

How to Nominate

Nominations will open in August 2014. For questions in the meantime, please contact Achievement Committee Co-Chairs Erin Fredrick Erin.Fredrick@mastersny.org or Achievement Committee Co-Chair Enrica Chretien enrica.chretien@shu.edu.

Please see individual category descriptions for more details about required materials. Click on the links to enter a category.

Achievement Categories

Chief Executive Leadership Award
Professional of the Year Award
Robert L. Payton Award for Voluntary Service
Rising Star Award

Recognition Categories

Quarter Century Award
Retirement Recognition Award

Achievement Categories

Chief Executive Leadership Award

This award recognizes a District II member institution head, president, chancellor or system head, or other campus CEO for outstanding efforts in promoting the understanding and support of education. Nominees must demonstrate the ability to create vision and inspire others; establish a positive image of his/her institution's stature in the community; and encourage innovations and risk-taking among employees. The nominee also must be known as an active and supportive participant in significant advancement efforts.

Criteria: To nominate a candidate, submit the following:

  • A letter describing the nominee's qualifications.
  • The nominee's professional and related vita.
  • Two supporting letters from other persons endorsing the nomination.
  • A 200 word (max.) professional bio.
  • A headshot JPEG (300 dpi or greater)

Entry materials for any one nomination should not exceed 10 pages.

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Professional of the Year Award

This award recognizes a District II institutional advancement professional who has demonstrated exceptional achievement in the development of an institutional advancement program or innovative execution of programs within an area of advancement; contributed to the profession through work with CASE; and volunteered in service to the community or charitable organizations.

Criteria: Please submit a letter of nomination that provides a brief biographical summary highlighting the nominee's contributions in the following areas:

  • The innovative execution of programs within any area of institutional advancement: communications (public relations, media relations, publications, and others), alumni relations or philanthropy (fundraising, advancement services, and others). List significant or outstanding achievements.
  • Contributions to the development of our profession through with work CASE DII and/or CASE International.
  • Volunteer service to his/her community and charitable organizations.

Entry materials for any one nomination should not exceed five pages. Please also include a headshot JPEG (300 dpi or greater) and a 200 word (max.) professional bio.

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Robert L. Payton Award for Voluntary Service

Given annually to an individual who demonstrates leadership in advancement programs, furtherance of the philanthropic tradition, and public articulation of needs, goals, and issues in education.

Criteria: Please submit a letter of nomination that provides a brief biographical summary highlighting the nominee's contributions in the following areas:

  • Leadership in advancement programs within any area of institutional advancement: communications (public relations, media relations, publications, and others), alumni relations or philanthropy (fundraising, advancement services, and others). List significant or outstanding achievements.
  • Furtherance of the philanthropic tradition, spirit of volunteer service, or financial commitment.
  • Public articulation of the needs, goals, and current issues in higher education. 

Entry materials for any one nomination should not exceed five pages. Please also include a headshot JPEG (300 dpi or greater) and a 200 word (max.) professional bio.

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Rising Star Award

This award recognizes a young professional who demonstrates the potential for leadership in advancement programs, enthusiasm for and commitment to the advancement profession, and understanding of the needs and goals of the philanthropic tradition.

Criteria: Please submit a letter of nomination that provides a summary highlighting the nominee's contributions in the following areas:

  • Demonstrates potential for leadership within any area of institutional advancement: communications (public relations, media relations, publications, and others), alumni relations or philanthropy (fundraising, advancement services, and others).
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment for institutional advancement through the responsibilities of his/her position, working with volunteers, and participates in areas of responsibility, including volunteer activities.
  • Understands the needs and goals of the philanthropic tradition.

Entry materials for any one nomination should not exceed five pages. Please also include a headshot JPEG (300 dpi or greater) and a 200 word (max.) professional bio.

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Recognition Categories

(Self-nominations are permitted for recognition categories only.)

Quarter Century Award

The Quarter Century Award is presented to individuals with 25 years of service in recognition of their contributions to the advancement profession. It will be presented to all nominees who meet the criteria.

Criteria: Please submit a letter of nomination that provides a brief biographical summary and an outline of career background including names of institutions and titles. Service can be in any advancement area. Entry materials for any one nomination should not exceed five pages. Remember to include a copy of the Achievement Awards Nomination Form. Please also include a headshot JPEG (300 dpi or greater) and a 200 word (max.) professional bio.

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Retirement Recognition Award

The Retirement Recognition Award is presented to individuals who are about to retire, or who have retired, in 2013-2014. The award is based on length of service with the last 10 or more years in the field (Recognition Award) or 25 or more years (Lifetime Service Award), outstanding leadership in advancement programs, and other activities that may add to this level of recognition.

Criteria: Please submit a letter of nomination that provides a brief biographical summary and specific evidence of contributions to the advancement profession. Entry materials for any one nomination should not exceed five pages. Please also include a headshot JPEG (300 dpi or greater) and a 200 word (max.) professional bio.

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