Loras Merits CASE 2020 Educational Fundraising Award

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) selected Loras College as a recipient for a 2020 Educational Fundraising Award.

As part of the 2020 Circle of Excellence Awards, Loras was cited for Overall Performance as a Private Liberal Arts Institutions with Endowments Under $150 Million.

“This honor is a result of the dedication of our Loras faculty and staff along with the greater Loras Community around the world who commit their time, talent and treasure in helping Loras fulfill its mission,” said Michael H. Doyle, J.D. (’91), vice president for advancement |treasurer. “We are grateful to our alumni and friends whose support provides the resources needed, which allows Loras to continue to be recognized as a top-tier Catholic institution of higher learning.”

CASE awards are peer-selected and adjudicated. They acknowledge superior accomplishments that have a lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism while delivering exceptional results in the fields of advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing at colleges, universities, independent schools, and affiliated nonprofits.

“These awards demonstrate our members’ success in advancing their institutions through their remarkable and varied work across all advancement disciplines,” says Sue Cunningham, CASE President & CEO.
“The CASE Circle of Excellence Awards demonstrate creativity and strategy. They are a great source of inspiration and ideas for your institutions. Congratulations to all the Circle of Excellence award recipients. Not only are you being celebrated for excellence, your work engages important communities in the life of your campuses and institutions, advancing education to transform lives and society.”

In 2020, CASE received 2752 entries from 28 countries up from 20 the year before. Those entries came from 587 institutions for consideration in 100 categories that were judged by 416 volunteers who selected more than 400 entries for recognition.

Winners are selected based on several factors, including overall quality, innovation, use of resources, and impact.

Since being introduced in 1994, the Circle of Excellence Awards have showcased thousands of innovative and creative ideas and solutions that help CASE members better serve the educational institutions whose vital missions they are working to advance.

CASE is a global nonprofit association dedicated to educational advancement—alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and advancement services—who share the goal of championing education to transform lives and society.

About Loras College
Founded in 1839, Loras College leverages its historic roots as Iowa’s first college, the second oldest Catholic college west of the Mississippi River and one of the nation’s 10 diocesan colleges to deliver challenging, life-changing experiences as part of its residential, Catholic setting. In 2019, Loras was the second-highest ranked Catholic college in the state of Iowa according to College Consensus, the 16th Best Regional College in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report and one of America’s Top 200 Most Loved Colleges/Universities by Forbes Magazine for the third consecutive year. Loras students ranked No. 2 in the world as part of the global Peeptrade Investment Challenge while a second group ranked No. 4. For the 10th consecutive year, Loras Media Studies student-led television station (LCTV) was named the TV Station of the Year by the Iowa College Media Association (ICMA).