Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

07/12/2012 -- CCAC honored with national fundraising award

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is among 71 colleges and universities nationally to receive a 2012 Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The award recognizes institutions for overall performance and improvement in educational fundraising programs.

CCAC and two other community colleges—one in Washington, the other in Michigan—were recognized for overall fundraising performance. Honorees in other categories included Duke, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford and Yale.

“This award from CASE recognizes our ongoing success in funding strategic initiatives and infrastructure improvements without putting the burden on our students,” said CCAC President Alex Johnson. “It is a testament the community’s support for our mission, as well as the steadfast efforts of the CCAC Board of Trustees, the CCAC Educational Foundation and its board and the college’s Advancement office.”

CCAC announced Imagine & Achieve: The Campaign for the Community College of Allegheny County in January. Already among the most ambitious community college fundraising campaigns nationally, the campaign’s initial goal of $30 million was achieved even before the public launch. As of June 30, 2012, CCAC’s campaign total stood at $33.7 million of an expanded $40 million goal.

Selection for the Educational Fundraising Award is based on data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey. A CASE member institution is automatically eligible to receive an overall performance or overall improvement award provided it has participated in the VSE survey for the past three years. Institutions are evaluated within appropriate peer groups by volunteer judges.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City, CASE is the professional organization for advancement professionals in education who work in alumni relations, communications, fundraising, marketing and other areas.

CASE is one of the largest nonprofit education associations in terms of institutional membership. Its membership includes more than 3,400 colleges, universities, independent elementary and secondary schools, and educational associates in 74 countries around the world. It serves nearly 65,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of its member institutions.

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.