Sam Houston State University’s fundraising efforts have earned the university a 2014 Educational Fundraising Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
SHSU was selected to receive an “Overall Improvement Award” in the “public comprehensive institution” category.
CASE’s Educational Fundraising Awards honors superior fundraising programs at CASE-member educational institutions across the country. This is an annual program in which awards are given for “overall performance” and “overall improvement” in fundraising based on data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education’s Voluntary Support of Education survey.
Of the 1,010 higher education institutions participating in the survey, 450 were considered for judging and 79 received awards.
Approximately 11 years ago, SHSU had a donor giving rate of less than 1 percent–today, that rate is 11 percent.