Aspire Award Winners 2022

aasp Award Winners

Aspire Awards recognize and acknowledge the contributions to and achievements of advancement services professionals, and teams who are trailblazing in search of solutions that will resolve some of the most complex challenges facing the advancement services industry.

Winners were announced and recognized at the 2022 Summit Conference in New Orleans, LA, September 20, 2022.

 


 

Categories & Award Winners

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION

Program or project must demonstrate an innovative solution utilizing today's technology to answer the profession's most complex problems.

 

Sapphire Awards:

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia– Reinventing grateful family pipeline through machine learning and big data
Submitted by Jon Thompson

NC State University– Enhancing the Custom Report Request Process
Submitted by Margaret Griffin

UC Davis Advancement Services– Making Sense of Events at UC Davis: How we Tracked Event Impact and ROI
Submitted by Kelly Best


ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Program or project conceived of and implemented for a specific need, problem or challenge, and/or initiated to help meet institutional fundraising or campaign goals.

 

Sapphire Awards:

Geisinger Health Foundation- How Geisinger Health Foundation Changed the Dynamic of Advancement Services
Submitted by Robin Endicott

NC State University- Establishing Effective Data & Technology Governance      
Submitted by Jamie Daniel

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia- Comprehensive Response to Staff Burnout
Submitted by Alexa Trone

Diamond Award:

Environmental Defense Fund - EDF + ERP = Enterprise Evolution
Submitted by Anne Marie Halsey


 

prospect dev

PROSPECT DEVELOPMENT

Program or project conceived of and implemented for a specific need, problem or challenge.

 

Sapphire Awards:

Florida International University- Prescriptive Actions with Live Actionable Dashboards 
Submitted by Yolanda Rodriguez

University of Central Florida - Activity to Impact: Measure like a Gift Officer
Submitted by Kim Walz

Wesleyan University - "All That is 'Googled' Isn't Gold": A Prospect Identification And Management System     
Submitted by Sarah Benson

Diamond Award:

The University of British Columbia - Canadian Charitable Organization Prospecting Tool
Submitted by Amy Matsubara



gift adminGIFT ADMINISTRATION & DATA SERVICES

Program or project conceived of and implemented for a specific need, problem or challenge.

 

Sapphire Awards:

UC Davis Advancement Services - Gifts 101: A Content Strategy Approach to Gift Policy Training
Submitted by Kelly Best

University of Texas at Arlington - UTA Parent and Family Services Membership Import 
Submitted by Jovana Sanchez-Melendez

University of Wyoming Foundation - University of Wyoming Crypocurrency Gift Acceptance Policy and Procedure Processing Procedure
Submitted by Elizabeth Jenkins

Diamond Award:

NC State University - Streamlining and Increasing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Funds
Submitted by Sarah Thomas



donor relationsDONOR RELATIONS & STEWARDSHIP

Program or project conceived of and implemented for a specific need, problem or challenge.

 

 

Sapphire Award:

Florida International University – Keeping track of business daily - gifts delivery
Submitted by Yolanda Rodriguez

Diamond Award:

NC State University – Rethinking the Strategy for Complex Gift Agreements
Submitted by Sarah Thomas

Aspire Award Winners 2021


 

Determination for the Sapphire Award is made based on Jury selection using criteria evaluating achievement and/or excellence to the program/project submitted as well as contributions to the profession.

Determination for the Diamond Award is made based on Jury selection using criteria evaluating the program or project submitted that exhibited the highest level of excellence.