NEW YORK, NY – May 23, 2014 – Baruch College was recently awarded the 2014 Educational Fundraising Award, for Overall Performance among Public Comprehensive Institutions. For the second consecutive year, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) awarded this to Baruch for superior fundraising.
“Baruch’s story is very compelling,” says Mark Gibbel, Vice President for College Advancement. “Our students inspire us as advancement professionals and inspire our donors to support Baruch’s mission. We offer access, value and excellence and our donors know that every dollar we bring in supports this mission.”
“This award represents our broad base of support in all aspects of fundraising from the annual fund, foundations, corporations, major gifts and our own faculty as with the $3 million gift from Professor of Management Paul Loomba,” he said.
Baruch was selected to receive an Overall Performance Award based on the judges’ analysis of three years of fundraising data the institution supplied to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education Survey (VSE). The analysis is conducted annually by CAE and co-sponsored by CASE and the National Association of Independent Schools. Baruch was selected as one of an exceptional group of colleges, universities, and independent schools recognized either for overall performance or overall improvement in fundraising.
Educational Fundraising Award recipients are evaluated in appropriate peer groups by a volunteer panel of judges. When reviewing data profiles, the judging panel does not know the name of the institution tied to the data. Judges select winners based on a multitude of factors: the pattern of growth in total support (or adjusted total support if appropriate); evaluation of what contributed to the total support figure; overall breadth in program areas; pattern of growth in each program area; pattern of donor growth among alumni donors and other individual donors; impact of the 12 largest gifts on total support; total support in relation to the alumni/ae base; and the type of institution.
About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.
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