Exeter recognized for excellence and leadership in educational fundraising

July 15, 2020
Phillips Exeter Academy sign in front of the Bell Tower

Phillips Exeter Academy and its Office of Institutional Advancement have been honored for outstanding work in fundraising, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education has announced. 

Exeter was recognized for fundraising leadership and excellence in the category of Independent Schools With Endowments Over $400 Million. Additionally, having demonstrated consistent fundraising success over the last five years, the Academy was honored with an Award for Sustained Excellence. The awards acknowledge superior accomplishments that have lasting impact, demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and deliver exceptional results.

CASE Educational Fundraising Awards annually recognize exemplary advancement and development programs based on a blind review of data submitted to the CASE Voluntary Support of Education (VSE) survey. Winners are selected by a committee of experienced fundraisers, who look at total funds raised and data from the survey, including patterns of growth in total support, overall breadth of fundraising, growth in gifts from alumni, parents and others, and giving to areas ranging from current operations to endowment and facilities.

"We are deeply honored that Exeter was chosen to receive the 2020 CASE Awards for Excellence in Fundraising," said Morgan Dudley '77, director of Institutional Advancement. "These awards are the result of a tremendous team effort that includes the leadership of Principal Bill Rawson '71; P'08 and the Academy Trustees, the entire staff in Institutional Advancement, our devoted alumni and parent volunteers, our generous donors and all our campus partners — including our world-class faculty, who are frequently mentioned as the inspiration for giving, and our staff colleagues who support our efforts in so many ways behind the scenes."

The Office of Institutional Advancement at Gilman House

The Academy has been recognized eight times in this award category, the last time in 2008. The honor illustrates the deep commitment of the entire Exeter community to sustain and strengthen the Academy for future generations of Exonians, just as John and Elizabeth Phillips originally intended.