June 24, 2014 – Marybeth Gasman, Director of the Center for Minority-Serving Institutions at the Graduate School of Education, has earned a 2014 H.S. Warwick Research Award for her recent book Engaging Diverse College Alumni: The Essential Guide to Fundraising. The award recognizes Dr. Gasman’s “Outstanding Published Scholarship in Alumni Relations for Educational Advancement.” The award is shared between Dr. Gasman and her co-author, Nelson Bowman III, the Executive Director of Development at Prairie View A&M University.
The H.S. Warwick Research Awards are administered by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). These annual awards promote research in alumni relations, including volunteerism, giving, and advocacy.
Engaging Diverse College Alumni is a practical guide to supporting higher education institutions by tailoring campaigns to alumni of color. The text offers fundraising professionals an overview of philanthropy with diverse audiences, practical recommendations, and innovative approaches. Gasman and Bowman anchor their suggestions with secondary sources, interviews, and quantitative data to examine the history and trends of Latino, African American, Native American, and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Marybeth Gasman is a historian of higher education and the country's foremost scholar of Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Dr. Gasman consults with universities nationwide on educational leadership and philanthropy.