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Mount's Fundraising Efforts Recognized - Annual Fund

Alumni Participation Increases

Emmitsburg, Maryland - Mount St. Mary’s University Office of Annual Giving was recognized by the Council for Advancement and Education (CASE) District II with the award of Honorable Mention in the Best Practices in Educational Fundraising category for the office’s submission on increasing alumni participation in the fiscal year 2010-2011.

Using a new of method soliciting alumni donations, the office saw an increase from 17% alumni participation to 23%, which is the highest percentage achieved in the last three years, and a record number of 3,185 alumni donors. The office also surpassed their Mount Annual Fund dollar goal, reaching $2.4 million raised.

“With many outstanding college and university fund raising programs competing for recognition, it is inspiring to see Mount St. Mary’s noted in the 2012 Achievement Awards,” says Robert Brennan, Vice President for University Advancement.  “This recognition is well deserved for our Mount volunteers, staff and student callers, who work to support the Annual Fund, a critical source of funding for the University.” 

Submissions for the category Best Practices in Educational Fundraising are examined for development-related activities that take innovative approaches, demonstrate outstanding success, and model educational fund-raising practice. The largest of eight CASE districts, District II helps members build stronger relationships with their alumni and donors, raise funds for campus projects, produce recruitment materials, market their institutions to prospective students, diversify the higher education profession and foster public support of education.

The Office of Annual Giving received their award at the District I and II conference in New York City on January 23, 2012.

For more information on Mount St. Mary’s University Annual Fund, please visit Annual Fund.

A special thanks to the our Honor Roll of Donors - Keeping the Mount's mission alive!

(Photo: The Mount's Annual Fund's Nicole Welch, Carroll Galvin and Director Marie Cacace)

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