UCSF Wins 3 Regional CASE Awards for Excellence in Communications, Programs

By Mike Billings

UC San Francisco won three awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for communications and programs in a yearly regional competition.

The 2019 Awards of Excellence ­­– which recognize and honor communications at higher education institutions including best practices across alumni relations, fundraising, public/government relations, advancement services, special events and outstanding communications – include gold, silver and bronze awards for UCSF.

UCSF Magazine Winter 2019 cover

The cover of the UCSF Magazine winter 2019 edition

The CASE District VII awards cover Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern Mariana Islands and Utah.

University Development and Alumni Relations (UDAR) won a Gold Award in the Special Constituencies Magazine category for UCSF Magazine, which aims to advance readers’ understanding of biomedical sciences, human health, and health care. The magazine is distributed in the summer and winter to alumni, donors, faculty, and friends of the University.

UDAR also received a Silver Award in the New Program Initiative category for its The UCSF Campaign Alumni Awards. The awards, launched in 2018, highlight the remarkable work of some of UCSF’s most illustrious alumni. The awards – which are aligned with UCSF: The Campaign – in their first year selected winners in four categories – The Audacious, The Innovators, The Compassionate, and The Dedicated.

Joshua Unterman, Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics

Joshua Unterman, Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics, was one of the people featured in the “Faces of Ability” project. Photo by Susan Merrell

In the Diversity category, UCSF won a Bronze Award for its “Faces of Ability” project. The photo essay was a project of the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Disability Issues in coordination with UCSF University Relations. Told through portraits of the participants, the project featured UCSF faculty, staff and students reflecting on living and working with a disability.

The CASE website includes a full list of the winners by category.