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    Duquesne University’s Fundraising Efforts Recognized by CASE

    The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has selected Duquesne as one of its 2013 Educational Fundraising Award recipients. The University was named in the Private Research/Doctoral Institutions category and was one of just three institutions recognized for overall improvement of its fundraising efforts.

    Duquesne’s Advancing Our Legacy capital campaign raised more than $165 million, marking the most successful fundraising effort in the University’s history. The campaign, which concluded in December 2012, surpassed the $150 million goal in 2011.

    The CASE awards program recognizes overall performance and overall improvement in education fundraising programs based on data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education survey.

    “More than anything else, this recognition reflects the generosity of our alumni and friends, and their growing desire to support the mission of the University,” said John Plante, vice president for university advancement.

    CASE award winners are selected based upon factors such as pattern of growth in total support; overall breadth in program areas; impact of the 12 largest gifts on total support; and total support in relation to the alumni base. Winners in the overall fundraising improvement category are judged utilizing these factors to determine significant growth across three years of data, with institutions evaluated within appropriate peer groups using different size and type classifications.

    About CASE

    The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving education institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.