Showcasing its prowess in fundraising, especially during difficult economic times, CSULB was recognized for its “Overall Performance” with a prestigious 2009 CASE-WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising.
Of the more than 900 higher education institutions eligible for this award, only 39 four-year colleges or universities were recognized for Overall Performance. CSULB was one of just six universities across the country in the Public Comprehensive Institutions category to receive the award.
“We were thrilled to receive this honor. The university has worked very hard in the past few years to reconnect with our alumni, and this has resulted in their increased support and commitment to Cal State Long Beach,” said University Relations and Development Vice President Andrea Taylor. “It is a wonderful honor and, most importantly, validates the increased support we are receiving from our university friends and family.”
CSULB received the Overall Performance honor in the competitive Public Comprehensive Institutions category. The award highlights the fundraising efforts of the campus, which recently announced raising nearly $32 million during the 2008-09 academic year, the second highest fundraising total in CSULB history, second only to last year’s yield of nearly $34 million.
The CASE-WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising in Overall Performance honors exemplary advancement programs and activities, as well as the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in fundraising efforts. In selecting overall fundraising performance winners, judges use factors to recognize institutions that show solid program growth, breadth in the base of support, and other indications of a mature, well-maintained program.