UVU Student Giving Campaign Wins Prestigious Award
February 20, 2014
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Melinda Colton
Utah Valley University’s student giving campaign has won the 2014 Council for the Advancement of Secondary Education (CASE) District 7 ASAP (Affiliated Student Advancement Program) Award of Excellence for Outstanding External Program in recognition of its immensely successful S2S or “Student to Student” giving program.
District 7 comprises California, Arizona, Utah, Nevada and Hawaii. “Of the five ASAP awards of excellence categories named UVU was the only Utah school to earn an award, and in fact the only non-California school to take an award,” said Marc Archambault, vice president of development and alumni relations at UVU. “These important regional awards are frequently swept by long-established schools in California and Arizona.”
Student giving is highly indicative of future philanthropic behaviors of UVU’s alumni. Last year’s inaugural S2S campaign generated 742 student gifts from 693 donors, producing nearly $12,000, which in turn triggered a generous match provided by other contributors of $21,512. More than 600 of the student donors came from UVU’s 2013 graduating class. “In all, nearly $34,000 was raised, all for student scholarships. These figures all constitute new records for UVU’s student giving,” Archambault said.
CASE received more than 400 entries this year, and the winning submissions were selected by a panel of 80 judges throughout District 7.
This year’s S2S campaign will run March 17-21.