Otterbein Receives National Educational Fundraising Award

Posted Jul 22, 2019

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recently awarded Otterbein University a 2019 Educational Fundraising Award for excellence in fundraising.

The award recognizes exemplary development programs based on a blind review of three years’ worth of fundraising data submitted to CASE’s AMAtlas Voluntary Support of Education Survey. Otterbein was recognized for its overall improvement, demonstrating significant program growth during that time period, which includes the conclusion of the University’s Where We STAND Matters campaign.

“Otterbein’s Office of Institutional Advancement has worked hard to lead the development of a strong culture of philanthropy among its constituents. Their work and the support of many stakeholders during the Where We STAND Matters campaign laid a strong foundation that we will build upon long into the future,” said Mark Thresher, CFO of Nationwide and chair of Otterbein’s Board of Trustees.

Otterbein exceeded its $50 million comprehensive campaign goal, raising $52,775,000 in the Where We STAND Matters campaign. The campaign publicly launched in September 2014 and concluded one year ahead of schedule. This was the largest fundraising effort in the institution’s long history.

Michael McGreevey, vice president for institutional advancement, said, “The success of the Where We STAND Matters campaign is a testament to the confidence in Otterbein of more than 10,000 donors from all 50 states, with 7,500 donors from Ohio.”

“These institutions have not only demonstrated the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in its fundraising efforts. They have contributed to the betterment of educational advancement worldwide by serving as a model to which others can aspire,” said Sue Cunningham, president and CEO of CASE.

Learn more about Otterbein’s Division of Institutional Advancement.