Excellence Awards 2016 Winners

2016 CASE DI Excellence Awards

Every year, CASE District I bestows its Excellence Awards on individuals and schools doing innovative work in the sub-fields of special events, fundraising, stewardship, volunteer engagement, alumni relations, student alumni initiatives, advancement services, and communications.

DIGITAL

Digital Fundraising Materials

GOLD
Dartmouth College
"Dartmouth College Fund Winter Carnival Snowball Raffle"
Nicole Westervelt, Visual Designer, Advancement Communications
Mary Callahan, Web Producer, Advancement Communications
Matt Wiencke, Senior Writer, Advancement Communications
James Bressor, Senior Writer, Advancement Communications

Online News Sites and Newsletters: Colleges/Universities

GOLD
Boston University
"BU Today"
Art Jahnke, Executive Editor
John O'Rourke, Editor
Mary Cohen, Copy Editor
Rich Barlow, Senior Writer
Susan Seligson, Senior Writer
Leslie Friday, Writer
Amy Laskowski, Writer
Barbara Moran, Senior Science Writer
Joel Brown, Writer

SILVER
Boston University
"Boston University Research Website"
Gloria Waters, Vice President & Associate Provost for Research
Sara Rimer, Director, Research Communications
Barbara Moran, Senior Science Writer
Nelia Ponte, Director of Content Management

BRONZE
Tufts University
"Tufts Now, the daily news site of Tufts University."
Taylor McNeil, Senior News Editor
Kaitlin Provencher, Associate Director, Digital Content
Kim Moniz, Online Community Specialist
Steffan Hacker, Multimedia Producer
Alonso Nichols, Chief Photographer
Kelvin Ma, Staff Photographer

Social Media: Alumni and Advancement Programs

GOLD
Boston University
"#hireBU: Connecting alumni and employers with a hashtag"
Megan Riesz, New Media Coordinator
Jeff Murphy, Associate Director, Career Programs
Kristy Kime, Associate Director, Alumni Online Engagement

SILVER
Harvard University
"Harvard 2015 Senior Gift Campaign Humans of 2015"
Harvard College Class of 2015 Senior Gift Committee

BRONZE
McGill University
"McGill Red & White Bucket List 2015"

Video-Admissions

GOLD
Bay Path University
"Seize the Day"
Rebecca Capuano, Director of Enrollment Marketing & Analytics
Donna Kowalewski, Enrollment Marketing Project Manager & Media Specialist
Melissa Sippel, Electronic Communications Manager
Six-Point Creative Works

SILVER
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"We Are MechE at MIT"
John Freidah Multimedia Specialist

BRONZE (tie)
Brandeis University
"Not Your Ordinary Extraordinary: Brandeis Admissions Viewbook"
Allison Milligan, Video Production Specialist

BRONZE (tie)
The Beaver Country Day School
"2014: Beaver is ..."
The Beaver Marketing Department

Video-Fundraising

GOLD
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
"The Olin Revolution"
Joseph Hunter, Assistant Vice President and Director of Communications
Anne-Marie Dorning, Associate Director of Media and Government Relations

SILVER
University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc
"Fludi: A UConn School of Medicine Portrait"
This project was led by Jennifer Huber, Senior Editor/Writer at the UConn Foundation.

BRONZE
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
"Wake Up!"
Amanda Grazioli, Director of Content Marketing
Jennifer TumSuden, Director of Development
Rob Maloof, Gauntlet Studios

Video-Other

GOLD
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Living Undersea: Rare Footage of Marine Life"
John Freidah, Multimedia Specialist

SILVER
Boston University
"Internet Insecurity"
Alan Wong, Producer and Editor
Joe Chan, Graphics

BRONZE
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Visual Thinking for Engineers"
John Freidah, Multimedia Specialist

Web-Based Magazines

GOLD
Boston University
"Bostonia"
Art Jahnke, Editor
Cynthia K. Buccini, Managing Editor
Jenny Mackintosh, Web Producer

SILVER
Boston College
"Boston College Law School Magazine"
Vicki Sanders, Editor
Robert Parsons, Seven Elm, Creative Director
Nathaniel Kenyon, Director of Communications

BRONZE (tie)
Boston University
"Everett"
Andrew Thurston, Editor
Lee Caulfield, Art Director
Crystal Seitz, Designer
Gloria Jensen, Designer

BRONZE (tie)
University of Connecticut
"UConn Magazine website"
John Morawiec, Director of Marketing
Julie Stagis, Marketing Associate
Jess Carrero, Web Designer
Stefanie Dion Jones, Former Editor

Websites: Admission

GOLD
Noble and Greenough School
"Noble and Greenough Admission Microsite"
Heather Sullivan, Director of Communications
Kim Neal, Assistant Director of Communications
Ben Heider, Digital Video Producer
John Hirsch, Photo Faculty Member
2communique Design
Overit Web Development

SILVER
The Williston Northampton School
"Williston Northampton Why Williston webpage"
Dennis Crommett, Project Manager
Aruna Goldstein, Design Director
Rachael Hanley, Director of Online Communications
Traci Wolfe, Director of Communications
Eric Yates, Chief Advancement Officer

Websites: Fundraising (annual, special campaign)

SILVER
Harvard University
"Harvard Graduate School of Design "Grounded Visionaries" Campaign Website"
Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Harvard Graduate School of Design Bluecadet

Websites: Institutional

GOLD
Boston University
"Boston University FY2014 Annual Report"
Steve Burgay, Senior VP of External Affairs
Amy Hook, Associate VP of Strategic Communications
Scott Dasse, Creative Director
Amy Schottenfels, Creative Director
Dakota Chichester, Lead Web Designer
Lee Caulfield, Lead Print Designer

SILVER (tie)
Boston University
"Boston University Research Website"
Gloria Waters, Vice President & Associate Provost for Research
Sara Rimer, Director, Research Communications
Barbara Moran, Senior Science Writer
Nelia Ponte, Director of Content Management
CJ Lehr, Program Director, Research Communication & Documentation

SILVER (tie)
University of Connecticut
"UConn.edu Redesign"
John Morawiec, Director of Strategic Marketing
Tracy Anderson, Senior Marketing Associate
Christine Ballestrini, Senior Designer & Brand Specialist
Rob Chudzik, Manager, Account Services
Brian Daley, Team Leader, Web Development

BRONZE
University of Connecticut
"UConn School of Business Website Redesign"
Marie LeBlanc, Communications Manager
Michael J. Deotte, Director of Communications
Alex del Campo, Director of Information Technology

Websites: Special Purpose

GOLD
Boston University
"Boston University Back to School"
Andy Rader, Designer
Gloria Jensen, Designer
Eveleen Sung, Developer

SILVER
Boston College
"Boston College Advent Calendar"
Colleen A. Chase - Associate Director, Strategic Marketing
Ben Schwartz - Associate Director, Digital Communications & Marketing
Lisa Rowan-Gillis - Executive Director, Advancement Communications & Marketing
Labor Day Creative, Inc.

BRONZE
Saint Anselm College
"Websites: special purpose (Saint Anselm 125th Anniversary Site)"
Michelle Adams, Executive Director
Dyan Ciccone, Asst. Director of Web Communications
Cory True, Integrated Communications Manager

PRINT

Admissions Packages

SILVER (tie)
St. Paul's School
"Viewbook Suite"
Sarah Aldag, Director of Communications
Cindy L. Foote, Assoc. Director of Publications, Designer
Jana F. Brown, Associate Director of Communications, Writer
Scott P. Bohan '94, Dean of Admission
Suzanne M. Ellinwood, Director of Admission Marketing

SILVER (tie)
Saint Anselm College
"Academic Major Postcards"
Laura Lemire, Integrated Marketing Manager and project writer
Melinda Lott, Creative Director
Jenn Baldwin, Designer
Eric Nichols, Dean of Admission

BRONZE
Johnson & Wales University
"Johnson & Wales University's suite of new admissions recruiting pieces to reflect new brand campaign"
Doug Whiting, Vice President of Communications
Greg DiStefano, Executive Director of University Communications
Brian Murphy, Director of Design & Editorial Services
Lisa Kaufman, Senior Graphic Designer
Melinda Hill, University Communications Coordinator

Admissions Viewbooks

GOLD
The Beaver Country Day School
"The 2015-16 Beaver Admission Book"
The Beaver Marketing Department
Lisa Trask, Director of Marketing
Bianca Weiland, Associate Director of Marketing
Jaclyn Tancreti, Marketing Associate & Communications Manager

SILVER
University of Maine
"2015-2016 Viewbook"
Val Ireland, Manager of Creative Services, Division of Marketing and Communications
Elyse Kahl, Newswriter, Division of Marketing and Communications
Margaret Nagle, Senior Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Division of Marketing and Communications

BRONZE
Johnson & Wales University
"Johnson & Wales University's new admissions viewbook to reflect new brand campaign"
Doug Whiting, Vice President of Communications
Greg DiStefano, Executive Director of University Communications
Brian Murphy, Director of Design & Editorial Services
Lisa Kaufman, Senior Graphic Designer
Melinda Hill, University Communications Coordinator

Advertising

GOLD
Harvard University
"Harvard Medical School Charitable Gift Annuity (CGA) Ads"
Laura DeCoste, Executive Director of Development Communications & Special Events
Eliza Mitchell, Assistant Director of Design & Production
Brandy Newlon, Director of Development Communications
Kate Harper, Development Communications Coordinator

SILVER
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
"Pointe Magazine Advertisement"
Betsy Blazar, Director of Marketing & Communications
Michael Owen, Director of Dance
Amanda Bertone, Assistant Director of Admission
Coffeepond Photography

BRONZE
University of Connecticut
"We get it. Campaign"
John Morawiec, Director of Strategic Marketing
Tracy Anderson, Senior Marketing Associate
John Bailey, Designer
Christine Ballestrini, Senior Designer & Brand Specialist
Jess Carrero, Junior Web Designer
Brian Daley, Team Leader, Web Development

Annual Reports

GOLD
Boston University
"Boston University FY2014 Annual Report"
Steve Burgay, Senior VP of External Affairs
Amy Hook, Associate VP of Strategic Communications
Amy Schottenfels, Creative Director of Print Design
Lee Caulfield, Principal Designer
Janice Checchio, Photo Editor
Georgia Locke, Account Executive

SILVER
Northeastern University
"Vision Driven Institutional Accomplishments 2014"
Stacey Bakaj, Senior Graphic Designer
Paul Charbonnier, Production Manager
Magda Hernandez, Senior Writer/Editor
John Ombelets, Senior Managing Editor
George Restrepo, Design Director
Vanessa Salas, Project Manager

BRONZE
Wentworth Institute of Technology
"Wentworth President's Report: Innovation in the Making"
Caleb Cochran Director of Communication, Marketing, and Public Relations

Fundraising Materials

GOLD
Harvard University
"Campaign Case Statement for "The World Is Waiting: The Campaign for Harvard Medicine""
Laura DeCoste, Executive Director of Development Communications and Special Events
Brandy Newlon, Director of Development Communications
Eliza Mitchell, Assistant Director of Design & Production
Kate Harper, Development Communications Coordinator

SILVER
Clark University
"Clark Fund mailer"
Paula David, Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Jim Keogh, Asst. Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Keith Carville, Creative Director of Design

BRONZE
Harvard University
"Harvard Graduate School of Design "Grounded Visionaries" Campaign Casebook"
Office of Development and Alumni Relations
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Bruce Mau Design

Independent School Magazines

GOLD
Commonwealth School
"CM, the Alumni/ae Magazine of Commonwealth School"
Tristan Davies, Director of Communications, Commonwealth School
Jeanne Abboud, Abboud Design
William Wharton, Headmaster, Commonwealth School

SILVER
Worcester Academy
"Worcester Academy Hilltopper Magazine"
Neil Isakson, Director of External Communications, Worcester Academy
Bess Ensinger, Art Director, Good Design, USA
Barbara Strogoff, Associate Editor, Hilltopper Magazine

BRONZE
The Williston Northampton School
"The Williston Northampton School Bulletin"
Aruna Goldstein, Design Director
Rachael Hanley, Director of Online Communications
Dennis Crommett, Project Manager
Traci Wolfe, Director of Communications
Eric Yates, Chief Advancement Officer

Independent School Viewbooks and/or Admissions Packages

GOLD
Noble and Greenough School
"Nobles magazine"

SILVER (tie)
Cushing Academy
"Cushing Academy Viewbook"
Corey McPherson Nash

SILVER (tie)
New Hampton School
"New Hampton School Viewbook"
Corey McPherson Nash

BRONZE
The Williston Northampton School
"Williston Northampton Yield Package"
Aruna Goldstein, Design Director
Dennis Crommett, Project Manager
Rachael Hanley, Director of Online Communications
Traci Wolfe, Director of Communications

Magazines: circ. 50,000 and above

GOLD
Tufts University
"Tufts Magazine, Winter 2015 and Summer 2015 issues"
David Brittan, Editor
Margot Grisar, Design Director

SILVER
Northampton Community College
"Northampton Community College Magazine"
Heidi Bright Butler and Paul Joly, Co-Editors

BRONZE
Northeastern University
"Northeastern Magazine, Winter 2014 and Spring 2015"
Lucy Bird Masters, Assistant Vice President for Marketing
Clare Horn, Director of Marketing
Bill Ibelle, Executive Editor
Joan Lynch, Managing Editor
George Restrepo, Design Director
Stacey Bakaj, Art Director
Paul Charbonnier, Production Manager

Magazines: circ. 50,000 and under

GOLD
The Williston Northampton School
"The Williston Northampton School Bulletin"
Aruna Goldstein, Design Director
Rachael Hanley, Director of Online Communications
Dennis Crommett, Project Manager
Traci Wolfe, Director of Communications
Eric Yates, Chief Advancement Officer

SILVER
Tufts University
"Tufts Nutrition, Winter 2015 and Summer 2015 issues"
Julie Flaherty, Editor
Margot Grisar, Design Director
Betsy Hayes, Freelance Designer

BRONZE (tie)
Brown University
"Brown Medicine"
Kris Cambra, Editor
Phoebe Hall, Contributing Editor
Mindy Oswald, Art Director

BRONZE (tie)
Marlboro College
"Potash Hill"
Philip Johansson, Senior Writer/Editor
Ella McIntosh, Photo Editor

Newspapers/Newsletters

GOLD
Dartmouth College
"From the Green at Dartmouth: Stories of Student Transformation"
Leslie Roque, Senior Designer, Advancement Communications
Gregorio Amaro, Creative Director, Advancement Communications
Matt Wiencke, Senior Writer, Advancement Communications
James Bressor, Senior Writer, Advancement Communications

SILVER
Boston University
"@SED"
Julie Butters, Editor
Kim Cable, Designer
Shola Friedensohn, Designer
Michele Snow, Designer

BRONZE
Boston College
"Bookmarks, the Legacy Giving Newsletter of Boston College"
Diana Chaban Griffith, Associate Director, Strategic Marketing & Writing
Bob Monahan, Senior Graphic Designer
Matthew Bellico, Senior Associate Director, Communications & Marketing
Carmen M. Tordiglione, Senior Associate Director Gift Planning
Susan W. Ramsey, Director of Gift Planning

Special Purpose Publications

GOLD
Fay School
"A Day at Fay with Mortimer Moose"
Erin Ash Sullivan, Director of Communications
Dan Page, writer Mark Bellerose, illustrator
Michele Page, designer
Rob Crawford, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Beth Whitney, Director of Admission

SILVER
Northeastern University
""Meet Generation Z: Taking the Pulse of America's Emerging Generation" brochure"
John Ombelets, Writer/Editor
George Restrepo, Design Director
Anna Spool, Designer

BRONZE
Bay Path University
"Guide to Bay Path Essentials"
Rebecca Capuano, Director of Enrollment Marketing & Analytics
Donna Kowalewski, Enrollment Marketing Project Manager & Media Specialist
Melissa Sippel, Electronic Communications Manager
Six-Point Creative Works

PROGRAM

Alumni Relations Programming for All Constituencies

GOLD
University of Hartford
"The University of Hartford Traditions Program"
Casey Fish, Digital Media Coordinator
Heather Corbett, Senior Director of Alumni Relations;
Kenneth McClary, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations
Caitlin Simard, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations,
Jim Keener, Assistant Director of Alumni Relation

SILVER
McGill University
"Parents Tent, McGill Alumni Association"
Tess Kelley Alumni Relations, University Advancement McGill University

BRONZE
Boston University
"Experience: Space Beyond Earth"
Susan Richardson, Director of Alumni Relations
Sarah Speltz, Assistant Director, Education Programs

New Alumni Relations Program Initiatives

GOLD
Boston University
"Marathon Monday Breakfast for Recent Graduates on April 19, 2015"
Frankie Barbato, Alumni Relations Associate for Recent Graduate and Student Programs

SILVER
Boston University
"Boston University Alumni Association - Alumni Career Week series"
Jeff Murphy, Associate Director of Career Programs
Susan Richardson, Director of Alumni Relations

BRONZE
The Williston Northampton School
"The Williston Northampton School 175th Anniversary Celebration"
Aruna Goldstein, Design Director
Elizabeth Cheney, Director of Special Events
Dennis Crommett, Project Manager
Rachael Hanley, Director of Online Communications
Traci Wolfe, Director of Communications
Eric Yates, Chief Advancement Officer

Special Events

GOLD
Walnut Hill School for the Arts
"Walnut Hill Give Day 2015"
Elizabeth Blazar, Director of Marketing Communications
Amanda Grazioli, Director of Content Marketing
Alicia Kim-Shen, Data and Research Manager
Lindsay Moncrieff, Development Associate
Jennifer TumSuden, Director of Development

SILVER (tie)
Brown University
"Staff Development Day at Brown University"
Angela M. Hilliard, Communication & Program Manager, University Human Resources
Elizabeth D. Warner, Director of Compensation & Organizational Services, University Human Resources
Karen L. Davis, Vice President, University Human Resources

SILVER (tie)
Boston University
"Boston University Giving Day"
Phil DiMartino, Assistant Director for New Media Fundraising
Stephanie McBride, Director for Annual Giving
Lindsay Roth, Associate Director for Annual Giving

BRONZE
Northeastern University
"Get Your Game On! OhHeckYeah@Northeastern"
Clare Horn, Director of Marketing
Bree Edwards, Director of the Northeastern Center for the Arts
Ianka De La Rosa, Senior Designer
Mark Bittick, Director of Events Planning and Management
Amelia Brizicky, Events Manager
Paul Charbonnier, Production Manager

Annual Giving Programs

GOLD
Boston University
"Boston University's Class Gift Program"
Lindsay Roth, Associate Director of Annual Giving
Andrew Parlato, Student Giving Coordinator

SILVER
Cheshire Academy
"One Word. One Gift."
Stacy Jagodowski, Director of Strategic Marketing and Communications
Caitlin Garzi, Associate Director of Digital Marketing and Communications
Barbara Davis, Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Maureen Madden-Tardy, Director of Annual Fund

BRONZE
Dartmouth College
"Dartmouth College Fund Winter Carnival Snowball Raffle"
Nicole Westervelt, Visual Designer, Advancement Communications
Gregorio Amaro, Creative Director, Advancement Communications
Mary Callahan, Web Designer, Advancement Communications
Matt Wiencke, Senior Writer, Advancement Communications

Donor Stewardship Programs

SILVER
Worcester State University
"700 Acknowledgments in a Single-Day: Worcester State University's inaugural Thank A Donor Day event."
Diana Curran, Annual Giving Coordinator
Nicole Boudreau, Graduate Assistant for WSU Presidential Student Ambassadors

BRONZE
Boston University
"Boston University Loyalty Society"
Amy Ferguson, Director for Annual Giving
Stephanie McBride, Director for Annual Giving

Overall Operations Advancement Services

BRONZE
McGill University
"Prospect and Proposal Details Report"
Matthew Lagacé, Prospect Management Associate
Tyrone Unger, Prospect Management Associate
Alessandro Melotti, Prospect Management Associate
Glenda Garcia, Prospect Research Officer
Carlo Baluta, Programmer/Analyst2016 CASE DI Excellence Awards

PLATINUM CATEGORIES

Best Articles of the Year

Gold
Williams College
"Standing Strong Against Sexual Assault" (Williams Magazine, Spring 2015)

Gold
Harvard Business School
"Higher Ground"

Silver
Yale University
"The Expat Grandparents"

Bronze
Amherst College
"Are You Getting This Down, Boolie?"

Best Practices in Advancement Services

Gold
McGill University
"Feed the Lead"

Best Practices in Alumni Relations

Silver

Southern Connecticut State University
"A to G Program" (Admissions to Graduation)
Best Practices in Communications and Marketing

Best Practices in Communications and Marketing

Gold
Concordia University
"Best Practices in Communications and Marketing for a campus library construction project at Concordia University"

Silver
Harvard University
"Harvard Medical School RE:union rebranding"

Bronze
University of Massachusetts Lowell
"UMass Lowell "Rising in Research" National Image Campaign"

Best Practices in Fundraising

Gold
Babson College
"Babson Days of Giving"

Best Practices in Fundraising Campaigns

Gold
University of Connecticut Foundation, Inc
"Marketing the Transform Lives Student Support Initiative"

Excellence in Photography

Gold
Boston University
"BU Today - Jackie Ricciardi's portfolio"

Silver
University of Nebraska Foundation
"Portfolio - University of Nebraska at Omaha"

Bronze
College of the Holy Cross
"Photography of Tom Rettig, Holy Cross Magazine"