'Court of Benefactors' book wins award

The Leeds’ Alumni & Development team has been awarded a Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Gold award.

Alumni and Development team accepting their CASE award

The International Gold Circle of Excellence award was presented to the team for their Court of Benefactors book at the CASE annual conference.

The book recognises donors who have given money and resources to the University. It details the history of philanthropy at Leeds and recognises the gifts and the differences they have made. Each page is dedicated to a donor such as Dr Arnold Ziff, Frank Parkinson and the Clothworkers’ Company.

Research for the book was undertaken by four undergraduate history students, who found one of the earliest donations was received in 1831 when 10 doctors and surgeons gave £5 each to establish the Leeds Medical School.

The Circle of Excellence awards programme aims to recognise accomplishments with a lasting impact which demonstrate the highest professionalism and outstanding results.

The Alumni & Development team’s book was one of 3,000 nominations for the CASE awards. Kathryn Fisk led the project, and accepted the award with Phil Steele, Simon Jenkins and Fridey Cordingley.

Read the award winning ‘Court of Benefactors’ book.

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