Kansas University has received a fundraising award from a national educational group, joining six other public research universities around the country that won the honor.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education honored KU with a 2012 Educational Fundraising Award for Overall Performance.
The organization selected KU based on fundraising efforts from 2009 to 2011, according to a KU Endowment release. Donations to KU Endowment set records in each of those years, totaling $153.2 million in the 2011 fiscal year, $122.4 million in 2010 and $106.4 million in 2009.
Other public research universities honored with the award were the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of California-Berkeley, the University of California-Los Angeles, Indiana University-Bloomington, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Texas at Austin.
KU Endowment president Dale Seuferling said the award was a credit to KU’s donors, the university programs that attract donations and the KU endowment staff that works with donors.
“It’s a quality award and a tough competition,” Seuferling said.