International organization honors PCC Foundation
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The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has awarded the Portland Community College Foundation with two of its biggest honors.
As the college's philanthropic organization, the PCC Foundation is the recipient of the CASE Circle of Excellence Award and the Educational Fundraising Award for 2019. The volunteer-led CASE is a global nonprofit membership association of educational institutions, and helps develop the communities of professional practice in alumni relations, fundraising, marketing, student recruitment, stakeholder engagement, crisis communications and government relations.
CASE honored the foundation with the Circle of Excellence Award for its "Save A Seat" Campaign. The foundation launches its annual faculty, staff and retiree campaign in 2018, highlighting various ways the community can support PCC's student population.
By making a gift to fund scholarships, campus food pantries or emergency grants, PCC employees and retirees improved student access to resources to help them in their college journey.
The CASE Educational Fundraising Award is an annual honor given to exceptional fundraising programs at educational institutions in the United States. The PCC Foundation was one of only 10 community colleges receiving the award in 2019. CASE annually recognizes exemplary fundraising programs and activities, and noted that the PCC Foundation showed "the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in fundraising efforts."
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