TAMIU Named Winner of CASE Award for Fundraising Efforts
Posted: 06/17/2010

TAMIU Named Winner of
CASE Award for Fundraising

Candy Hein
Candy Hein, VP, Office for Institutional Advancement.

Texas A&M International University has been named the recipient of a 2010 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) WealthEngine Award for Educational Fundraising, the only University in Texas to receive the Award.

CASE President John Lippincott, notifying the University of the Award, praised TAMIU, noting by “demonstrating the highest levels of professionalism and best practice in its fundraising efforts, it has contributed to the betterment of educational advancement worldwide.”

The Award honors superior fundraising programs across the country.  Of 1005 higher education institutions eligible for consideration, only 253 institutions were selected based on blind and data-driven review.  The Award is a component of CASE’s Circle of Excellence program.

TAMIU was also named to the Circle of Excellence with its selection as an Overall Improvement Award recipient in light of its fundraising success over the past three years. 

The University’s fundraising efforts are directed by its Office for Institutional Advancement, led by Candy Hein, vice president.

TAMIU president Ray Keck lauded the efforts of Hein and her staff in securing gifts of lasting impact for the University.

“Whether much-needed scholarship monies for our students, research and program development assistance for our faculty, or opportunities to enhance our ever-growing campus, Hein’s office works tirelessly to secure that extra measure – and make a crucial difference in all our lives.  In these times of financial challenges, their ability to help the University engage new and continued support  for TAMIU is inspiring,” Dr. Keck said.

For more information on the University’s fundraising needs and ways to assist, contact Hein at 326-GIVE (4483), visit tamiu.edu or e-mail candy.hein@tamiu.edu

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu