Offices of University Relations and University Advancement Win Grand Award from Council for Advancement and Support of Education
Radford University's Office of University Relations and Office of University Advancement received two awards for outstanding publications during the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III conference in Orlando, Florida, including the Grand Award – the highest award possible in the print and digital publications categories.
Radford University's annual donor report, The Giving Report, received the Grand Award, the highest award possible in its annual report category. Judges considered the writing, editing, tone, voice and professional execution of publications as well as their interplay with online communication vehicles. Judges also considered the efficiency of staff resources and budget as a factor in assessing entries.
Radford also received the Special Merit Award for its annual fund category submission, Class Reunion Solicitation and Planned Giving. This category included a single print or digital publication for annual fund purposes.
Public and private educational institutions from across the Southeast submitted a total of more than 700 projects in the 68 award categories. In each of the categories, up to three Special Merit Awards, up to two Award of Excellence winners and one Grand Award winner are chosen. Those who receive the Grand Award display best practices in supporting advancement for their institutions.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the profession and foster public support of education.