Raising more than $3 billion in the Campaign for the University of Virginia has garnered U.Va. a 2013 Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. U.Va. is one of an exceptional group of colleges, universities and independent schools CASE has recognized for overall performance in fundraising.
The national awards are based on judges’ analysis of three years of fundraising data the schools supplied to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education Survey. Panels of judges evaluated institutions for showing solid program growth, breadth in the base of support and other indications of a mature, well-maintained program. The awards program also recognizes schools for overall improvement in educational fundraising.
Besides U.Va., the top public and private doctoral research institutions, with more than $250 million in their endowments, who won for overall fundraising are Brown University, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of California-Berkeley, University of Kansas, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Yale University.
U.Va.’s philanthropy program has also received the CASE Circle of Excellence Award for Sustained Fundraising Performance and its successor, the Overall Performance Award, in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2013. During this period, U.Va. is one of the most honored public or private top research universities, based on the data compiled by the Council for Aid to Education.