October 09, 2018

Award recognizes Phillips Academy’s streak of fundraising success

CASE honors Andover for the second year in a row

Phillips Academy has earned distinction from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for the second year in a row. A recipient of the 2018 CASE Excellence in Educational Fundraising Award, Andover secured its place among the nation’s top performing schools, colleges, and universities.

The honor is based on analysis of three years of fundraising data supplied annually to the Council for Aid to Education. Although fiscal year 2018 is not included in the data set on which the honor is based, Andover closed this most recent fiscal year eclipsing records previously set in FY 2017.

The school continues to build donor loyalty through its annual fund efforts, which are linked to a multi-year campaign. Launched in September 2017, the $400-million Knowledge & Goodness Campaign, whose priorities include financial aid, faculty and program development, and campus building projects, remains the largest among independent schools.  

Fiscal year 2018 included support from alumni, parents, and the extended community, and resulted in new gifts and pledges of $63.5 million. Included in that total is $51.9 million in cash and a record $12.7 million for the Andover Fund, the school’s critical source of annual support for students, faculty, and programs.

Thom Lockerby, secretary of the academy, attributed this pattern of success to several factors, including devoted alumni and parents, a clear vision articulated by trustees and the head of school, and most notably, a high performing Office of Academy Resources team.

“Andover enjoys a culture of advancement that is second to none. Every member of OAR, every teacher who shares their work with enthusiasm, every student who shares their story—they are instrumental to our success,” he said. “Our fundraising results and this award reflect the commitment of thousands working to advance Andover’s mission.”

Categories: Philanthropy

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