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Millsaps Recognized for Fundraising Efforts

by Web on September 17, 2015

caseawardThe Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has named Millsaps College a recipient of a 2015 CASE Educational Fundraising Award.The award honors overall improvement, as well as exemplary fundraising programs and activities. It is given based on analysis by volunteer judges of three years of fundraising data that Millsaps College submitted to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education Survey.

“This award recognizes the generosity and commitment of our alumni, parents, and friends, and is a testament to their desire to help advance the mission and vision of Millsaps College,” said Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of the College.

Judges select winners based on numerous factors, including pattern of growth in total support, evaluation of what contributed to the total support figure, overall breadth in program areas, pattern of growth in each program area, and pattern of donor growth among alumni/ae donors and other individual donors. Also considered are the impact of the 12 largest gifts on total support, total support in relation to the alumni/ae base, and type of institution.

Institutions are evaluated within appropriate peer groups, using different size and type classifications. Millsaps was recognized as one of seven private liberal arts institutions with endowments over $100 million. Other colleges awarded in the peer group with Millsaps include Colby College (Maine), College of the Holy Cross (Massachusetts), Hope College (Michigan), Knox College (Illinois), Saint Mary’s College (Indiana), and Wellesley College (Massachusetts).