'Together We Can' makes its CASE

The 'Together We Can' video took home a coveted CASE District VIII gold award in the category of fundraising and alumni relations videos.

(Edmonton) Cold, but well worth it. Boldly articulating that sentiment about Edmonton has garnered three prestigious communications awards for the University of Alberta’s case for philanthropic support, Together We Can.

“The Together We Can case shows the pride and optimism of our donors, students and researchers, who elevate the University of Alberta to a world-class level through their teaching, discovery and innovation,” said O’Neil Outar, U of A vice-president of advancement. “It illustrates that philanthropic support enables the University of Alberta to reach for the margin of excellence that distinguishes us on the global stage.”

The awards come from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District VIII Conference. The Together We Can video took home the coveted gold award in the category of fundraising and alumni relations videos. The accompanying document won two awards—silver in the fundraising brochures category, and bronze for development writing.

The Alberta School of Business was also awarded gold for its annual report, Alberta Bound. Alberta Bond. All We Need Is U; the Faculty of Arts won silver in the design improvement category for its Viewbook; and Alumni Relations took home bronze for magazine illustration for its New Trail Spring 2012 cover image.

“Being part of an organization with this kind of acumen is inspiring. The University of Alberta has tremendous potential—it has ambition, groundbreaking research and award-winning students, and it continues to push the boundaries of what is possible,” added Outar. “We are growing a fundraising and alumni relations program that has the potential to be one of the best in the world. That means telling the stories of the students, faculty and alumni with such incredible passion to make a difference.”

The CASE District VIII Communications Awards competition included entries from colleges and universities in Alberta, Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Manitoba, Montana, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Oregon, Saskatchewan, Washington and the Yukon. CASE is one of the world's largest non-profit educational associations, including more than 3,600 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and non-profit organizations in 76 countries.

View the award-winning Together We Can document and video at giving.ualberta.ca

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