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Release:  May 25, 1999

UI Foundation publications win awards

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Fund-raising materials produced by the University of Iowa Foundation communications staff have received a record seven national awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) of Washington, D.C., and four area awards from the Cedar Rapids Advertising Federation.

Foundation staff received CASE gold medals for brochures produced for the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; the Hancher Circle Newsletter, designed for contributors to Hancher Auditorium; and the invitation package for the 1999 Presidents Club Assembly. The 1999 Hawkeye Fund flyer produced for the department of athletics received a silver medal. The UI Foundation's 1998 Annual Report on Giving titled "Gifts at Work," and the honor roll booklet distributed at the dedication of the Levitt Center for University Advancement both received CASE bronze awards. The 15-minute video produced in collaboration with d'elia-wittkofski, a creative services agency from Pittsburgh, for the UI College of Medicine fund-raising campaign, won a bronze medal.

The CASE recognition program honors outstanding work of the colleges, universities, and independent schools that are CASE members. CASE receives more than 3,800 entries for its nationwide annual publications awards program.

Among the UI Foundation publications selected by the Cedar Rapids Advertising Federation for 1999 "Addy" awards were Bridges, the foundation's newsletter; the Levitt Center dedication booklet; and fund-raising materials produced for the UI College of Medicine and the UI department of athletics.

According to UI Foundation senior vice president for Development Services Alan Swanson, the following communications staff members produced the award-winning publications: Danette Angerer, Theresa Black, Richard Blazek, Connie Driscoll-Wicke, Rose Garfinkle, Leah Klevar, Reggie Morrow, Susan Shullaw, Claudia Reinhardt, Heather Woodin, and Jon Van Allen.

The University of Iowa Foundation is the preferred channel of support for private contributions to all areas of the University of Iowa. Foundation staff work with alumni and friends to provide support for scholarships, professorships, facilities improvements, equipment purchases, research funds, and other support for the UI.