Birzeit University Advancement Office Earns an International Award of Excellence

The Birzeit University Advancement Office earned the International Award of Excellence from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), as the first professional office that won the silver rank in recognition of the qualitative impact of its work on the University that follows the international professional standards and procedures in the field.

The Advancement Office director Manal Isa said: "The office was established around four years ago, which helped the university to achieve its priorities in providing support to key projects in general, and to expand substantial support for scholarships. We look forward to developing our professional practices in the field, to contribute to maintaining the University's academic excellence and access to financial stability, she added. "

About CASE

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas.

CASE was founded in 1974 and maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE América Latina, 2011).

Today, CASE’s membership includes more than 3,600 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in more than 80 countries around the globe. This makes CASE one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership. CASE serves nearly 78,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of its member institutions and has more than 16,000 professional members on its roster.

To fulfill their missions and to meet both individual and societal needs, colleges, universities and independent schools rely on—and therefore must foster—the good will, active involvement, informed advocacy and enduring support of alumni, donors, prospective students, parents, government officials, community leaders, corporate executives, foundation officers and other external constituencies.

CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with all of these constituencies by providing relevant research, supporting growth in the profession and fostering support of education. CASE also offers a variety of advancement products and services, provides standards and an ethical framework for the profession and works with other organizations to respond to public issues of concern while promoting the importance of education worldwide.