The UC Davis development office is the recipient of its first Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education, or CASE. The award is one of several recent honors for the university’s development and communications efforts.
Criteria for the Educational Fundraising Award extend well beyond the amount of money raised: “Again this year we recognize institutions that showed not just measurable growth, but also breadth and depth in terms of diversity of sources from which funds were raised,” the judges wrote.
CASE also recently announced its international Circle of Excellence awards, including two for UC Davis:
- Global Affairs Viewbook, by Global Affairs — silver in the category “promotional publication.” Judges called the viewbook “a beautiful publication that reflects your mission and aspirations,” and praised its photography, design and a map inside showing all the places Global Affairs reaches. “A well-conceived and produced piece,” the judges wrote. “Great job to all involved.”
- Charting Our Future by Tracking the Past, by Advancement Services, part of the development office — silver in the category “overall operations, advancement services.” This application is used by development staff members to create reports for fundraising related to UC Davis’ Big Ideas campaign. Judges praised the project’s visual dashboards. “Kudos for smooth execution of data mapping to develop new approaches to capturing and coding data needed to build new dashboards,” they wrote. “Smooth implementation of new reporting environment and excellent deployment strategy.”
The “Charting Our Future” app previously won a bronze award at the CASE regional level, one of 21 awards for UC Davis in the District VII competition.
More Laurels, including state commendation for veterinary emergency medical services unit for its response to the Camp Fire.
‘ACE’ communication efforts
You can call them “aces” — communicators whose writing and photography and other work recently earned a total of 10 awards from the Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences, or ACE.
Communications coordinator Steve Elliott of the Western Integrated Pest Management Center, affiliated with Davis-based UC Agriculture and Natural Resources, won four awards, including golds for his articles “Preparing for the Invasion: Emerald Ash Borer in Colorado” and “Learning to Manage — and Live With — Coyotes in Southern California.”
Kathy Keatley Garvey, communications specialist with the Department of Entomology and Nematology, won five awards, including a gold for coverage of Chancellor Gary S. May and Dean Helene Dillard’s visit to the Bohart Museum of Entomology in February 2018.
Garvey earned a silver for a feature photo of a honeybee covered with mustard pollen, a bronze for an article on “Bee Man” Norman Gary, another bronze for an article titled “Bugs and Beats: Meet the UC Davis Entomology Band” (published in Entomology Today), and a bronze for her Bug Squad blog entry, “When Queen Bees Get Permanents.”
Gregory Watry of the College of Biological Sciences won a silver award in the promotional writing category for his story, “Feeding the Future: Growing Stronger Crops.”