The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has named USC a 2014 recipient of an Educational Fundraising Award, which recognizes educational institutions with superior fundraising programs.

Analyzing three or more consecutive years of fundraising data that 450 colleges and universities had submitted to the Council for Aid to Education’s Voluntary Support of Education, CASE judges select honorees based on a number of factors, including the pattern of growth in total support (or adjusted total support if appropriate); overall breadth in program areas; pattern of donor growth among alumni and individual donors; impact of the 12 largest gifts on total support; total support in relation to the alumni base; and the type of institution. The selection is entirely data-driven; judges do not know the names of the colleges and universities they’re evaluating in 26 categories.

USC received one of four Overall Performance Awards in the category of Private Research/Doctoral Institutions with Endowments Over $1 Billion. The other honorees are Duke University, Harvard University and Stanford University.

The CASE award is the second honor USC University Advancement has received in 2014. In February, the Council for Aid to Education (CAE) named USC one of the nation’s top three universities for fundraising in fiscal year 2013.

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