Case Alumni Association honored by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) with Silver Medal for Excellence in Special Events, Individual Event
The Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District V has awarded the Case Alumni Association a Silver Medal for Excellence in Special Events (Individual Event) for the Dean’s Reception and ShowCASE.
This year, CASE District V (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin) members submitted more than 400 entries from 80 institutions — public and private, community colleges and independent schools in all disciplines of advancement—advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing. All entries were judged by panels comprised of peers outside of the district in the advancement profession — colleagues who understand the challenges, opportunities and rewards inherent in the profession.
“Receiving this award from our peers is a true testament of how far we have come in the last four years,” commented Steve Zinram, executive director of the Case Alumni Association. “The Dean’s Reception and ShowCASE was developed by a group of engaged alumni leaders and then executed with excellence by the combined team of the Case Alumni Association and the development office of the Case School of Engineering. It’s truly a team effort to pull off such an event.”
The Dean’s Reception and ShowCASE was conceptualized to upgrade the annual reunion banquet. It is best described as a free-flowing event with food stations combined with “experience displays” hosted by faculty and students of the Case School of Engineering. The evening also includes the annual alumni awards ceremony featuring short videos of each of the award winners. The entire evening is broadcast over the Internet using high definition program, Boxcast, a product of Case alumnus Gordon Daily ’00.
The Case Alumni Association is celebrating its 130th year in 2015-16. The organization serves as the Alumni Relations Office and the Annual Fund Office of the Case School of Engineering and the sciences and mathematics of Case Western Reserve University.