TJC earns national award for fundraising excellence

TJC is one of four higher education institutions in Texas – and the only two-year institution – to be recognized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education with a fundraising award.

TJC was honored in the category of overall improvement, which recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate significant program growth across three years of data.

“We are honored that TJC was selected for this award,” said Mitch Andrews, TJC vice president for institutional advancement. Andrews also serves as executive director of the TJC Foundation. “This award recognizes our East Texas community and their generous support of TJC students, faculty, programs and facilities.”
 
Other institutions awarded in TJC’s category were: Dutchess Community College in New York, Northwestern Michigan College, Portland Community College in Oregon, and Reynolds Community College in Virginia.
 
Selection is based on data submitted to the CASE annual Voluntary Support of Education survey. A CASE member institution is automatically eligible to receive an overall performance or overall improvement award, provided it has participated in the VSE survey for the past three years.

Institutions are evaluated within appropriate peer groups by volunteer judges. When reviewing data profiles, the judging panel does not know the name of the institution tied to the data.

Winning institutions will be recognized at CASE’s 2019 Center for Community College Advancement conference to be held during October in San Diego.
 
The Tyler Junior College Foundation is a separate, 501(c)(3) support organization governed by a 25-member, self-perpetuating board of directors. Institutionally related foundations play a vital role in raising and managing private resources in support of public institutions like TJC.
 
The Foundation facilitates resource development in support of priorities of the College, oversees all gifts transactions, provides management and oversight of endowed investments and ensures that gifted funds are used in compliance with donor intent and maintained separately from public funds.

For more on the TJC Foundation, go to TJC.edu/foundation.

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