TJC was 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.
The 2019 CASE Educational Fundraising Award was recently announced during a semi-annual meeting of the board for the TJC Foundation. TJC was honored in the category of overall improvement, which recognizes colleges and universities that demonstrate significant program growth across three years of data. Based in Washington, D.C., CASE is the national association for advancement professionals in education. CASE annually recognizes educational organizations that have excelled in fundraising.
“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.”
Winning institutions were recognized at CASE’s 2019 Center for Community College Advancement conference held in San Diego in October.
Selection was based on data submitted to the CASE annual Voluntary Support of Education survey. A CASE member institution is automatically eligible to receive a fundraising 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.
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.
For more on the TJC Foundation, go to TJC.edu/foundation.