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ASU Earns National Fundraising Honor

August 24, 2015

Angelo State University has been recognized with a 2015 Sustained Excellence Award in Fundraising by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

The Sustained Excellence Award recognizes those few exemplary fundraising programs that have garnered a CASE Award for Educational Fundraising in either Overall Performance or Overall Improvement in three of the last five years. ASU was selected to receive an Overall Performance, Overall Improvement and Sustained Excellence award this year based on the judges’ analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted by ASU to the Council for Aid to Education on its annual Voluntary Support of Education Survey.

“Your institution,” said CASE President Sue Cunningham, “has not only demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in its fundraising efforts, it has contributed to the betterment of educational advancement worldwide.”

Jamie AkinJamie AkinIn fiscal year 2013–14, ASU supporters donated a record $13 million, surpassing the previous fundraising record of $7.7 million in 2011. The 2013–14 record included the single largest donation in ASU history, an anonymous donation of $4.5 million for construction of lab facilities for the new Civil Engineering Department. For fiscal year 2014–15, ASU is on pace to set another record of over $15 million.

“This award is indicative of our outstanding development staff led by Jamie Akin,” said ASU President Brian J. May. “It also is an example of the outstanding support we have in West Texas for Angelo State from our friends and alumni.”

Akin has been ASU’s executive director of development and alumni relations since 2012.

Founded in 1974 and based in Washington, D.C., CASE is an international organization of higher education professionals in the fields of alumni relations, development, communications and marketing. Its Educational Fundraising program honors exemplary fundraising programs and activities.