Helping students with food insecurity earns TU a prestigious honor

By Megan Bradshaw on August 16, 2017

Towson University has received a CASE award for the second consecutive year.

For two consecutive years, Towson University has received a prestigious award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). 

TU received a silver award in the “Targeted Campaigns” category for its Food Insecurity Support Fund, whose objective is to provide immediate, nearly anonymous assistance to students who are food insecure. Over 1,100 donors—nearly half of whom were current students—donated more than $25,000 to provide 2,500 meals. 

Learn about the Food Insecurity Fund

Towson University was recognized for the originality of the campaign cause as well as the education and marketing of the campaign.

“The Food Insecurity Support Fund campaign was a true campus collaboration, receiving support from the Office of Student Affairs, University Advancement, and Marketing and Communications, as well as the colleges and Athletics,” said Vice President of University Advancement Brian DeFilippis.

“The fact this is the second consecutive year that Towson University has been recognized is a very special distinction,” he added. “I want to congratulate our Annual Giving Team and the many other administrative and academic groups that helped to make this campaign a success and worthy of national recognition.” 

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In 2016, TU received a silver award in the fundraising, emerging programs category for Gold and Black Giving Back, a student philanthropy education program spearheaded by a student group called the TU Presidential Ambassadors.

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CASE’s international awards program honors outstanding work in advancement services, alumni relations, communications, fundraising and marketing at colleges, universities, independent schools and affiliated nonprofits.

The program received 3,364 entries for consideration in nearly 100 categories from 715 higher education institutions, independent schools and affiliated organizations located worldwide.  

This story is one of several related to President Kim Schatzel's priorities for Towson University.