Fundraising success leads to award for WKU

President Timothy Caboni listens during the Board of Regents meeting on April 12, 2019. The Board of Regents discussed future budget cuts during its meeting on Friday.

Lily Burris

Today, WKU announced receiving an award for fundraising success over the years.

CASE, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, gave WKU the 2019 CASE Educational Fundraising Award for continued fundraising success.

CASE works to connect professionals in fields such as alumni relations and advancement services that want to promote education in order to change people’s lives and society, according to their website.

The Educational Fundraising Award is judged on various factors including program growth and donor growth. There are four award designations: overall performance, overall improvement, sustained excellence, and award for excellence. WKU is one of five who received the award in the Public Comprehensive Institutions Endowments Under $35 Million Overall Performance category.

“WKU is fortunate to have an incredibly effective philanthropic enterprise made up of individuals who consistently deliver the vision of our institution to alumni and friends,” said President Timothy Caboni in an email.

In February 2019, WKU announced fundraising success for the first half of the 2019 fiscal year with $12.4 million in private gifts. During the 2018 Fiscal Year, WKU received a record $45 million in gifts.

“I am grateful for the combined efforts to not only advance our University and transform the lives of our students, but also to sustain a model to which other educational institutions across the nation aspire to emulate,” Caboni said. “This is a proud moment for our Hill and for our benefactors.”

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