Platinum Categories‚Äč

 

Platinum 1. Best Practices in Alumni Relations

Gold Award

Miami University
18 of the Last 9 Award

Silver Award

Oakland University
A Toast to the Tassel New Graduate Reception

Silver Award

University of Iowa
From Auschwitz to Iowa City:  Three days with Holocaust survivor Micahel Bornstein

 

Platinum 2. Teresa Du Bois Exline Award for Best Practices in Communications and Marketing

Gold Award

Michigan State University
Your Tomorrow

Gold Award

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Freedom of Speech Campaign

Silver Award

Indiana University
Indiana University Brand Book

Bronze Award

University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
Long-form story:  A Heartwarming Holiday Hobby

 

Platinum 3. Best Practices in Fundraising

Gold Award

Miami University
#MoveInMiami

Silver Award

Wheaton College
Wheaton Weekend at The Cove

Honorable Mention

St. Norbert College
An Innovative Approach to a Student Philanthropy Program Using a Plastic Piggy Bank!

 

Platinum 5. Best Practices in Digital Communication

Gold Award

Indiana University
Crowdsourced IU Day Cupcake & Bakery Takeover

Silver Award

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Building the Future Together: Land O'Lakes and the University of Minnesota

Bronze Award

Indiana University
One Day/One Hoosier

Bronze Award

Miami University
#MoveInMiami

 

Platinum 6. Best Practices in Advancement Services

Bronze Award

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Metrics 2.0 – A User Experience Driven Approach to Evaluating Success

Bronze Award

University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
Portfolio Optimization Visualization Tool for Major Gift Officers

 

Platinum 7. Excellence in Photography

Gold Award

Michigan State University
A Seat at the Table

Silver Award

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Collaboration, Innovation and Celebration:  Life at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Silver Award

University of St. Thomas
Mike Ekern Photography Portfolio

 

Platinum 8. Best Articles of the Year

Gold Award

University of Iowa
From Auschwitz to Iowa City

Gold Award

University of Notre Dame
The Last Victorian

Silver Award

University of Notre Dame
The Boys in Brazil

Bronze Award

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Speak for Yourself

Honorable Mention

The Ohio State University
Narrowing the Gap: Alumni, researchers make purposeful strides to overcome barriers to education

Honorable Mention

University of Chicago
No Small Talent

Honorable Mention

University of Notre Dame
Can Nothing Save Us?


CASE District V Award Categories

1. Best Student Alumni Programming

Gold Award

Purdue University
Executive-in-Residence

Silver Award

Cleveland State University
Senior Series

Bronze Award

Ohio University
Black Alumni Reunion (BAR) Talent Show

Honorable Mention

Indiana University
Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences Luminaries Program

Honorable Mention

St. Norbert College
An Innovative Approach to a Student Philanthropy Program Using a Plastic Piggy Bank!
 

 

2. Best Collaborative Program

Gold Award

Alma College
Alma College Ambassador Program

Gold Award

University of Iowa
From Auschwitz to Iowa City

Silver Award

Indiana University
Building the Alumni Culture You Want with a DIY Research Panel

Bronze Award

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
This is Why Project

Honorable Mention

Alma College
Discover Alma Dinner Series

 

3. Best Volunteer Engagement Program

Silver Award

Ohio University
Black Alumni Reunion (BAR) Planning Committee

Honorable Mention

Carleton College
Carleton College 25th Reunion Program

 

4. Best New Alumni Program

Gold Award

Cleveland State University
Viking Days for Viking Families

Silver Award

Ohio University
Ohio University Food Truck Festival

Bronze Award

Miami University
Go On Tour!

Honorable Mention

Grand Valley State University
Class of 1967 50 Year Reunion

 

5a. Best Alumni/Institution Magazine, 2,999 FTE or fewer

Gold Award

Carleton College
Carleton College Voice

Silver Award

Albion College
Io Triumphe!

Silver Award

Grinnell College
The Grinnell Magazine

Bronze Award

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Echoes

Honorable Mention

Carthage College
The Carthaginian

 

5b. Best Alumni/Institution Magazine, 3,000 to 9,999 FTE

Gold Award

University of St. Thomas
St. Thomas Magazine

Silver Award

Case Western Reserve University
Think

 

5c. Best Alumni/Institution Magazine, 10,000 FTE and up

Gold Award

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
LSA Magazine

Silver Award

Marquette University
Marquette Magazine

Bronze Award

Ohio University
ohiotoday/ohiowomen

Honorable Mention

University of Southern Indiana
illume

 

6. Best Video, Fundraising, Alumni Relations or Commercial Spots

Gold Award

Northwestern University
A Dream Come True

Silver Award

Miami University
Welcome to the Family

Bronze Award

Bowling Green State University
#BGSUOneDay

Honorable Mention

Miami University
Your Giving Matters: Tabitha Nolan '17

Honorable Mention

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Made in Milwaukee, Shaping the World: The Campaign for UWM

 

7. Best Program Engaging Institution CEO in Fundraising

Honorable Mention

Minnesota State University – Mankato
The David C. Olson Graduate Endowment for Business Community Excellence

 

8. Best Program in Annual Giving

Gold Award

Miami University
#MoveInMiami

Bronze Award

Illinois Institute of Technology
The Illinois Tech Hawks 4 Hawks Hardship Fund

 

9. Best Program in Donor Recognition/Stewardship

Silver Award

Miami University
Inaugural Philanthropy Awards

Silver Award

University of Chicago
50 Years of the Grand Auction

Bronze Award

Alma College
The Sponsor an Alma Venture Program

Bronze Award

Monmouth College
Monmouth College Greek Life Project for Alpha Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma

 

10. Best Program in Case Statements/Cultivation Publications

Gold Award

Valparaiso University
Forever Valpo

Silver Award

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
UWM College of Letters & Science Case Statement

Honorable Mention

Bluffton University
Simply Innovate

Honorable Mention

Miami University
FSB Case Statement

Honorable Mention

St. Norbert College
Matching Isn't Always a Bad Thing – A Giving Day Strategy

 

11. Best Video Feature

Gold Award

Case Western Reserve University
Quadriplegia Feature

Silver Award

Central Michigan University
Match Day

Bronze Award

Indiana University
Courtney Payne Taylor

Honorable Mention

Indiana University
IU Squirrels & You

 

12. Best Video/DVD/CD-ROM, Student Recruitment

Gold Award

Western Michigan University Foundation
Behind Every Great Moment

Silver Award

Indiana University
Be the Next

Bronze Award

University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Warhawk Welcome

Honorable Mention

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Michigan Learning Communities

 

 

14. Best Video PSA or Commercial Spot

Gold Award

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Always Leading, Forever Valiant

Silver Award

Marquette University
Off Hours

Silver Award

Western Michigan University Foundation
Strike Gold

Bronze Award

Michigan State University
2016 Holiday Greeting

Honorable Mention

Ohio Northern University
The Unexpected

 

15. Best Electronic Newsletter

Gold Award

University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Philanthropy at UWM

Silver Award

Cleveland State University
Engage:  The Campaign for Cleveland State University

Bronze Award

University of Southern Indiana
USI Today

Honorable Mention

Cleveland State University
Viking Pride

Honorable Mention

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Fun Size

 

16. Best Institutional Web Site

Gold Award

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
University of Michigan Medical School website

Silver Award

Cleveland State University
Cleveland State University Foundation website

Bronze Award

Northwestern University
Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) website

 

17. Best Website, Individual Page or Section

Gold Award

Case Western Reserve University
As Mentioned

Silver Award

Indiana University
IU Day Website

Bronze Award

Carthage College
Carthage College Undergraduate Admissions

Honorable Mention

Saint Xavier University
SXU Scholarship Directory

 

18. Best Tabloid/Newsletter for Internal Audience

Gold Award

Purdue University
Purdue Today

Bronze Award

Indiana University
Inside IU

 

19. Best Tabloid/Newsletter for External Audience

Bronze Award

Illinois State University
The Statewide Standard

 

20. Excellence in Print Advertising

Silver Award

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Transfer Times Print Advertising

 

21. Best Annual Report

 

Gold Award

Michigan State University
MSU President's Report

Silver Award

Case Western Reserve University
As Mentioned

Bronze Award

Purdue University
Moving Indiana Forward

 

22. Best Viewbook

 

Gold Award

Michigan State University
Michigan State University Admissions Viewbook

Silver Award

Carthage College
Carthage College Viewbook

Bronze Award

Carroll University
Carroll University General Brochure

Honorable Mention

St. Norbert College
Do Interesting Things

 

23a. Excellence in Design, Single Brochure

Gold Award

University of Cincinnati
Loyal Bearcat Society Membership Acknowledgement Brochure

Silver Award

University of Dayton
Momentum Mailer

Bronze Award

Miami University
Center for Community Engagement in Over-the-Rhine Residency Program booklet

Honorable Mention

Western Michigan University Foundation
WMU Haworth College of Business MBA Brochure

 

23b. Excellence in Design, Brochure Series

Gold Award

Illinois State University
College of Applied Science, Geology and Geography brochures

Silver Award

Cleveland State University
Annual Fund Direct Mail

Bronze Award

Indiana University East
School Brochures

 

24a. Excellence in Design, Individual Poster

 

Gold Award

Illinois State University
When You Say Nothing at All

Honorable Mention

Indiana University
Brand Poster

24b. Excellence in Design, Poster Series

Gold Award

Indiana University
Kelley School of Business Undergraduate Career Services Office Awareness

Silver Award

Western Michigan University Foundation
We Are GOLD

Bronze Award

Illinois State University
Horticulture Center Fall Events

Honorable Mention

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
LSA Bicentennial Theme

 

25. Excellence in Design, Specialty Pieces

 

Gold Award

Northwestern University
Custom Playing Cards

Silver Award

Washington University in St. Louis
Research Calendar

Bronze Award

Albion College
Acceptance Flag Mailer

Honorable Mention

Miami University
Miami Merger Valentine

 

26. Best Specialized or Unit-Level Magazine

Gold Award

Marquette University
100 Years of Hoopla

Silver Award

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
LSI Magazine

Bronze Award

The Ohio State University
Charting the Future: It Begins with ALL of Us

Honorable Mention

Purdue University
Envision

 

27. Excellence in Graphic Identity/Logo

Gold Award

Indiana University
Indiana University Brand Book

Silver Award

Wayne State University
Then, Now, Always

Bronze Award

Valparaiso University
Forever Valpo

 

28. Excellence in Illustrations

Gold Award

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
LSA200 Cover Illustration

Silver Award

Illinois State University
Chronicles of Kingdom Plantae

Bronze Award

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Trial by Fired

Honorable Mention

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Beyond Stock Art

 

29. Excellence in Feature Writing, Individual

Gold Award

Indiana University
To Boldly Grow Where No Bones Have Grown Before

Silver Award

University of St. Thomas
The Weight of His World

Bronze Award

University of Iowa
Auschwitz to Iowa City

Honorable Mention

Grand Valley State University
Fund honors son's memory

Honorable Mention

Grinnell College
Building a Baroque Violin

 

30. Excellence in Feature Writing, Series

Gold Award

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
Faculty Impact

Silver Award

University of Southern Indiana
ilume Perseverance

Bronze Award

University of Illinois at Chicago
East Meets West

Honorable Mention

Miami University
Miami University's ongoing partnership with the Miami Tribe of Oklahoma

 

31. Best Uses of Social Media

Gold Award

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
#RoseHulmanGetsMe

Silver Award

University of Notre Dame
What Would You Fight For?

Bronze Award

Butler University
#ButlerBound Campaign

Honorable Mention

Miami University
Countdown to Commencement

 

 

33c. Excellence in Online Innovation: Communications/Marketing

Gold Award

University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
A Heartwarming Holiday Hobby

 

34. Best Event on a Shoestring

 

Gold Award

Indiana University
Indiana University Welcomes "Wally the Corpse Flower"

Silver Award

Miami University
Miami at the Merc

Bronze Award

Ohio University
Osteopathic Medicine Recognition Month

Honorable Mention

Wheaton College
Wheaton College Welcome Center Groundbreaking Ceremony

 

35. Excellence in Special Events, Invitations and Collateral Materials

Gold Award

Capital University
Connecting.  With Purpose. The Inauguration of Dr. Elizabeth L. Beth Paul

Silver Award

Ivy Tech Community College
Under the Big Top 3rd Annual Gala

Bronze Award

Illinois State University
Something Big is happening at Illinois State

Honorable Mention

Kalamazoo College
Invitation to the Inauguration of the 18th President of Kalamazoo College, Jorge G. Gonzalez

 

36. Excellence in Special Events, Individual Event

Gold Award

Otterbein University
The Point at Otterbein University Grand Opening

Silver Award

Kalamazoo College
Invitation to the Inauguration of the 18th President of Kalamazoo College, Jorge G. Gonzalez

Bronze Award

University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
CHAMPS for Mott

Honorable Mention

Bowling Green State University
BGSU Ice Arena 50th Anniversary and Slater Family Ice Arena Naming

 

37. Excellence in Special Events, Series of Events

Gold Award

University of Iowa
From Auschwitz to Iowa City: Three days with Holocaust survivor Michael Bornstein

Silver Award

Cleveland State University
Women's Leadership Symposium and Women's Leadership Conversation Series

Bronze Award

Alma College
Discover Alma Dinner Series

 

38. Best Diversity Program

Gold Award

Ohio University
Ebony Bobcat Network Expansion