ISU Student Philanthropy Organization earns two CASE awards

ISU Student Philanthropy Organization members

ISU’s Student Philanthropy Organization received the Outstanding Emerging Organization Award and the Pivot Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Affiliated Student Advancement Program (ASAP).

“The Student Philanthropy Organization is passionate about enhancing the culture of philanthropy at Indiana State University,” said Hilary Duncan, ’10, GR ’18, director of annual giving and advisor to the group. “These student leaders have made great strides in educating their peers about how philanthropy positively impacts our University. I am proud of them for their hard work and for being recognized by CASE.”

The students earned the Pivot Award for the 2020 Student Philanthropy Week, which was converted to a virtual format because of the pandemic.

The Outstanding Emerging Organization Award is presented by CASE ASAP to new student organizations for developing “membership with strong internal programs, and enhances the field of advancement through reputable external programs, effective engagement with university constituents, prosperous philanthropic efforts, and/or notable outreach to prospective students,” according to the award description.

ISU’s Student Philanthropy Organization was given this award for its active involvement in the promotion and success of a variety of activities including Founders’ Day 2020, Give to Blue Day 2020, a virtual leadership retreat, alumni guest speaking events, the virtual Student Philanthropy Week, and collaboration with counterparts from University of Texas at Austin and Butler University.

“Our goal for the organization and for Student Philanthropy Week is to create a Sycamores Supporting Sycamores mentality across campus,” said Kimberly Collins, the student organization’s marketing VP and president during the 2019-2020 academic year.

“Throughout all of our events and messaging, including those for Student Philanthropy Week, we hope to help students realize how much we as Sycamores have been impacted by the generosity of others and that we can help provide those same opportunities to future students as well.”

The awards are part of the 2021 CASE ASAP District Awards program.