UNLV Receives 2018 CASE Educational Fundraising Awards

Aug. 22, 2018

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, has received two 2018 Educational Fundraising Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The honors are given each year to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country.

UNLV is one of six public universities nationwide with endowments of less than $350 million being honored for overall performance. It is also one of six honored for overall improvement. 

“The generosity of our donors gives UNLV a margin of excellence,” said Scott M. Roberts, vice president of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. “We are a thriving institution in one of the most enterprising cities in the world.  Our fundraising program’s growth over the past three years is an indication of what’s possible when we work together. I am eager to see what the future holds.”

The award was based on the judges’ analysis of three years of UNLV’s fundraising data submitted to the annual Voluntary Support of Education survey. Judges select winners based on many factors, including the pattern of growth in total support, the impact of the 12 largest gifts on total support, and total support in relation to the alumni base.

According to CASE, UNLV has demonstrated “significant program growth” and is a “mature, well-maintained program.”
Additionally, last fiscal year, UNLV engaged nearly 15,000 alumni as donors, volunteers, or guests at alumni- and donor-related events, according to the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, which manages the University’s alumni engagement and philanthropy. 

“The positive impact of UNLV alumni around the globe makes me proud to represent this institution,” said Chad Warren, senior associate vice president of the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement. “It’s exciting to see more and more alumni re-engage with – and give back to – their alma mater. In return, our commitment is to continue to provide meaningful experiences and true engagement opportunities for all alumni.” 

UNLV is among 90 colleges, universities and independent schools receiving this year’s Educational Fundraising Awards. The awards program has recognized exceptional development programs annually since 1959.

“I know I speak for everyone in the Division of Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement at UNLV when I say thank you to CASE for these awards,” Roberts said. “I am proud to be a part of a university that continually strives for improvement, and recognition among our peer institutions through CASE is a meaningful measure of success.”