UC Foundation accepts invitation to join prestigious CASE 50
CINCINNATI – Oct. 11, 2013 – The University of Cincinnati (UC) Foundation has joined an esteemed, exclusive community through the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The prestigious CASE 50 Community of Interest initiative is comprised of universities with top-performing fundraising programs, leading advocacy and development for fundraising in higher education. UC’s successful fundraising program is now acknowledged among other CASE 50 member universities such as Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of Florida and University of Virginia.
To be invited to join the CASE 50 Community of Interest, an institution must meet specific criteria including raising more than $100 million a year on average over the last three years, be in, plan to, or have completed a campaign of more than $1 billion and have an advancement staff of more than 100 included on its CASE roster.
“It is an honor to be named among such revered universities,” said Rod Grabowski, president of the UC Foundation. “Private support has transformed UC into a world-class institution, and it is thanks to our committed and generous network of alumni and donors that UC is receiving this recognition.”
The newly-formed CASE 50 Community of Interest will develop programs, conduct research and design services tailored to the special requirements of major advancement programs. The CASE 50 community also provides leadership, advocacy and policy development for fundraising in higher education.
The success of UC’s billion-dollar fundraising campaign, Proudly Cincinnati, has set the stage for UC’s future fundraising endeavors.
About The University of Cincinnati Foundation
Established in 1975, The University of Cincinnati Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation and is the private sector fundraising entity for the University of Cincinnati. The Foundation supports UC’s aspirations through philanthropic collaboration with the colleges, the Academic Health Center and other units to maximize private support. The Foundation’s advancement efforts promote the development of productive, enduring relationships with alumni, friends, colleagues, students, foundations, corporations and the Greater Cincinnati community.