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Bowdoin's Fund Raising Efforts Receive National Recognition

Story posted June 29, 2006

Bowdoin College has been honored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for superior fund raising.

For the second year in a row, and the fourth time since 1997, Bowdoin has received a CASE/Wealth ID Award in the Overall Fund-Raising Performance category.

The award recognizes institutions that "show solid program growth; breadth in the base of support; and other indications of a mature, well-maintained program."

To become eligible for the CASE/Wealth ID Awards, institutions must submit data to the Council for Aid to Education's Voluntary Support of Education survey for three or more consecutive years. Of the 550 colleges and universities that were eligible this year, 44 were chosen to receive the award.

Bowdoin was among just six schools nationally to be honored in the Private Liberal Arts Institutions category. Winners were chosen for "exemplary fund-raising efforts" over the past three years.

"This award is a tribute to the ongoing superior partnership between our hard-working team of alumni, parents, and friends who so generously support the College, and our outstanding development staff who work diligently day in and day out on Bowdoin's behalf," noted Bill Torrey, senior vice president for planning and administration and chief development officer.

CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals who work in alumni relations, communications and development. Membership includes more than 3,200 colleges, universities, and elementary and secondary schools in 55 countries around the world. Wealth ID, a fund raising consultation firm, co-sponsors the Educational Fund Raising Awards.

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