CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, has honored Cal U with its 2019 Educational Fundraising Award
Raising funds for student scholarships is a priority at California University of Pennsylvania. Now those efforts have received national recognition.
CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, has honored Cal U with its 2019 Educational Fundraising Award.
A first-time winner, California is the only university in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education to receive the CASE fundraising award this year.
“Scholarships are more important than ever,” says Anthony Mauro, vice president for University Development and Alumni Relations at Cal U. “For many students, a scholarship makes the difference between earning a college degree and taking another path. And our donors take great pride in empowering students to succeed.”
Cal U was one of four schools honored for overall performance among public comprehensive institutions with endowments under $35 million. CASE bases its selection on a review of data submitted to its annual Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey. Among other characteristics, award recipients demonstrate “solid program growth” and “breadth in the base of support” for fundraising initiatives.
Cal U’s University Development Office uses an affinity-based fundraising model that encourages donors to support scholarships and programs that resonate with their life experiences and their time at the University.
“So many of our alumni tell stories about an individual who helped them stay in school,” Mauro says. “Maybe it was a family member who helped to fund their education, or a professor who influenced their career. Every story is different, but they inspire our donors to support scholarships for a new generation of Cal U students.”
Information about the awards, and a complete list of recipients is online at https://www.case.org/awards/2019/2019-educational-fundraising-award-winners-0.
For information about supporting scholarships or programs at California University of Pennsylvania, visit www.calu.edu/giving or contact the Office of University Development and Alumni Relations at 724-938-5775.