The University at Buffalo Division of University Advancement was recently recognized by The Council for Advancement and Support of Education, District II with a silver honor in the Fundraising Improvement category of its annual awards and accolades program. Looking at data and the growth of our program over the last two fiscal years, UB has increased its fundraising and alumni engagement efforts, resulting in an increase of fundraising dollars supporting our university.
In presenting the award, the CASE committee noted:
“The changes made at UB in conjunction with their Boldly Buffalo comprehensive campaign were impressive. A well-planned, strategic effort to change/improve their fundraising program, UB used their resources and bandwidth to implement additional or broaden existing best practices. They were successful in achieving their goals, increasing their amount raised 30% between 2019 and 2020–impressive statistics for a short time period.
This isn't the first time the university has been recognized by CASE for the Boldly Buffalo campaign. In 2019 UB received two top international awards for their campaign publications package, and the campaign launch program.
The Boldly Buffalo Campaign Publications Package entry received a bronze award in the Circle of Excellence Awards, fundraising publications packages category. While the Boldly Buffalo: The Campaign for UB Launch Program, was named a finalist in the Platinum Awards, among nearly 400 entries. More information on the awards can be found in the announcement.
Also in 2019, the Boldly Buffalo Regional Event Series took home a bronze CASE DII award for a special event series. 2020 saw UB take home a district bronze for the Heart of the Community Case for Support, and was an industry best practice finalist for the Major Donor Proposal Process.
More than 120 staff members work in Alumni Engagement, Advancement Services, Annual Programs, Constituent Records, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor and Alumni Communications, Donor Relations and Stewardship, Gift Planning, and Prospect Research and Records, supporting the fund-raising and alumni engagement activities of the university, each of its 12 academic units, the Division of Athletics and other programs of the university.