Message from the Chair

Welcome to CASE District VII, the best in the West for advancement professionals!
Representing advancement professionals in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah (and even Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands!), our members work at all levels of our education system - independent schools, community colleges, and public and private colleges and universities. We represent key disciplines of advancement, including alumni relations, communications, development, and advancement services. Our educational partners, who provide us with goods and services to help us better serve our institutions, are an integral part of our membership as well. I'm proud to say that all of these areas are represented on our Board of Directors, as well as the future of our profession through student programs.

If you are interested in professional development, personal career enhancement, best practices in education advancement or networking with your peers, you've come to the right place!

The Board of Directors works with and for members to make sure you get the most from your CASE membership. The annual Connect West conference brings together professionals from all areas of advancement to share new ideas and explore ways in which our disciplines can work together even more successfully. Our awards program recognizes and celebrates the best and brightest in District VII. (I only wish we could recognize more of your great work!) It should go without saying that our affiliation with CASE provides a forum for sharing ideas on the most pressing issues in our profession, both in the U.S. and around the world.

I encourage you to explore CASE and District VII to find the tools, experiences and connections that will benefit you the most. We are a community of individuals working together to make our educational institutions the very best they can be. Please let us know how we may help you.

Best wishes,
Michael K. Bergler, CFRE
Chair, CASE District VII

Cheryl M. House