2013 Communications Award Winners

Congratulations to all 148 award recipients for 2013! Take a look at the winners in each award category below. And a special congratulations to our 2013 Virginia Carter Smith Grand Crystal Award winners - the University of Manitoba.

Virginia Carter Smith Grand Crystal Award

University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba 2012 Trailblazer Campaign
Marketing Communications Office

Award Categories

Alumni and Student Publications

Grand Gold

Advertising for Student Recruiting
University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba 2012 Recruitment Marketing Campaign
Marketing Communications Office

Alumni Publications

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
“Flourishing” Homecoming 2012 Package
Clint Kelly, BeckyJo Bourgeois

Student Handbooks, Catalogs and other Informational Publications

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
“Be A Part of It” - Welcome Week Orientation 2012 Package
Jeffrey Overstreet, BeckyJo Bourgeois

Viewbooks and Prospective Student Publications

Silver
Oregon State University
Oregon State University Student Recruitment Viewbook
Long Lam, Gary Dulude, Amy Charron, Teresa Hall, Laura Shields, Santiago Uceda, Melody Oldfield

Silver
Seattle Pacific University
etc Magazine
Julia Siemens, Dale Kegley, Alison Estep

Silver
University of Lethbridge
U of L Viewbook series
Julia Mitchell, Kali McKay, Angelsea Saby, Leslie Ohene-Adjei, Alesha Farfus-Shukaliak, Jason Jones Photography, Tanya Jacobson-Gundlock, University of Lethbridge Recruitment and Student Life Office, School of Graduate Studies

Recruitment Brochures, Direct Mail and Event Materials

Silver
Eastern Washington University
EWU Admissions: Love Your University
Jens Larson, Sam Buzby, Ryan Gaard, Heidi Jantz

Silver
Seattle Pacific University
Spanish Travel Brochure
Julia Siemens, BeckyJo Bourgeois

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
Travel Brochure
Julia Siemens, BeckyJo Bourgeois

Advertising for Student Recruiting

Silver
Seattle University
“See Yourself in Red” Advertising Campaign
Annie Beckman, Jason Beard, Eli Christopher, Scott Drabik, Stacy Howard, Sarah Hyde, Terry Lundmark, Mary Olson, Tina Potterf, Susan Rudolph-Loos, Chris Joseph Taylor, Mike Thee

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Fundraising, Special Event and Other Communications

Grand Gold

Special Event Collateral
University of Washington, Medicine Advancement

Tomorrow Today
Delia Ward, William Calarese, Andrea Callis, Anne Totoraitis, Ann Wolken

Fundraising Brochures, Case Statements, Fliers & Packets

Silver
University of Alberta
Together We Can: University of Alberta Case for Support
O'Neil A.S. Outar and Robert Moyles, Office of Advancement; Ron Arena, Marts & Lundy; Jonathan Snavely, Snavely Associates

Annual, Semiannual or Biennial Reports

Gold
University of Alberta
Alberta School of Business - ALBERTA BOUND. ALBERTA BOND. ALL WE NEED IS U.
Monica Wegner, Greg Miller

Gold
University of Saskatchewan
Generous: 2011 Report to Donors
Christy Miller, Jeff Drake, Malary Cloke, Kris Foster, Maeghan Dubois

Silver
University of Washington
Report to Contributors
Advancement Communications, University Marketing, Carla Spaccarotelli, Lia Unrau, Kristi Walker

Silver
Willamette University
Directions - Willamette University MBA Magazine
Russell Yost, Mike Wright, Emily Oliva, Bre' Greenman, Erin Snelgrove, Lisa Lednicer, Mike Russell, Frank Miller

Silver
Yukon College
Yukon College's first Report to the Community
Jacqueline Bedard, Rachel Finn, Cathie Archbould

Bronze
Eastern Washington University
President's Annual Report
Steve Bateman, Teresa Conway, Norma Juarez

Bronze
Pacific University
Pacific University Annual Report
Jenni Luckett, David McLean, Tammy Spencer, Joyce Gabriel, Parrish Evans, Ben Griffin, Michelle Bose, Joseph Lang, Wanda Laukkanen

Direct Mail and Advertising for Fundraising

Gold
Seattle Pacific University
Significance Newsletter
Alison Estep, Chris Kennedy, Clint Kelly, Gabrielle Dudley, Dale Kegley

Gold
Washington State University Foundation
Gift Planning Myths ad campaign
David Hoyt, Teresa Koeppel, Bob Elmer

Bronze
University of British Columbia
Success is a Community Effort
Jennifer Galli, Anna Lidstone, Vanessa Ha, Suzanne Ostrow, Elain Evans, Kelly Brooks (Design HQ), Wallace Chan (WalPhoto)

Special Event Collateral

Gold
Seattle Pacific University
“Be A Part of It” - Welcome Week Orientation 2012 Package
Jeffrey Overstreet, BeckyJo Bourgeois

Silver
Washington State University
Imagine Tomorrow Competition Event
Marilyn Reed, Tena Old, Valerie Boydo, Janet Herrlinger

Bronze
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia Blue and Gold Revue 2012
Marie Fe Del Rosario, Allison Felstad

Other Special Purpose Publications

Gold
Eastern Washington University
DiscoverE Magazine
Teresa Conway, Ron Dalla, Sam Buzby, Nick Brown, Larry Conboy, Eric Galey, Brian Lynn

Gold
Gonzaga University
Celebrating Gonzaga: The University and Its People
Marny Lombard, Dale Goodwin, Stephanie Plowman, Rajah Bose, David Sonntag

Gold
Seattle University
Scholarly Excellence Brochure
Mary Olson, Annie Beckmann, Scott Drabik, Sarah Hyde, John Keatley, Nalini Iyer, Casey Corr

Silver
Oregon State University
Evans Scholar Foundation booklet
Long Lam, Gary Dulude, Amy Charron, Melody Oldfield, Laura Shields

Bronze
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
We are NAIT@50 commemorative book
Kathy Frazer, Derek Lue, Don Trembath

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Magazines

Grand Gold

Print General Interest Magazines-circulation >75,000
Washington State University

Washington State Magazine
Tim Steury, Hannelore Sudermann, Larry Clark, John Paxson, Eric Sorensen

Print General Interest Magazines-circulation <29,999

Gold
Montana State University
Mountains and Minds magazine
Carol Schmidt, Bridget Ashcraft, Kelly Gorham, Tracy Ellig, Tom Calcagni, Waded Cruzado.

Silver
Willamette University
The Scene
Erik Schmidt, Denise Callahan, Alex Paraskevas, Mike Wright, Anne Dosskey, Emily Oliva, Frank Miller, Tyler Reich, Erin Snelgrove, Susan Blettel, Mary DeMuniz

Bronze
Willamette University College of Law
Willamette Lawyer
Lisa Grace Lednicer

Print General Interest Magazines-circulation greater than 75,000

Silver
University of British Columbia
Trek Magazine
Vanessa Clarke, Keith Leinweber, Michael Awmack, Elizabeth Powell, Alison Huggins

Bronze
Portland State University
Portland State Magazine
Kathryn Kirkland

Print General Interest Magazines-circulation 30,000-74,999

Gold
University of Portland
Portland Magazine
Brian Doyle

Silver
Gonzaga University
Gonzaga Magazine
Dale Goodwin, Marny Lombard, Rajah Bose, Patricia Skattum, Tracy Martin, Dave Sonntag

Bronze
University of Puget Sound
Arches
Chuck Luce, Cathy Tollefson, Julie Reynolds

Special Constituency and Research Magazines

Gold
Oregon State University
Terra Magazine
Nick Houtman, Lee Sherman, Teresa Hall, Amy Charron, Steve Clark

Magazine Special Issues

Gold
University of Portland
Portland Magazine, Winter 2011 Music issue
Brian Doyle

Silver
SAIT Polytechnic
LINK
Brian Bowman, Lorie Abernethy, Carolynn Semeniuk

Bronze
Seattle University
Seattle University Fall Magazine Special Issue
Tina Potterf, Terry Lundmark, Annie Beckmann, Christopher Joseph Taylor, Mary Olson, Maura Beth Pagano, John Keatley

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Visual Design

Grand Gold

Multi-page Print Design
SAIT Polytechnic

LINK
Richard Maruk, Brian Bowman, Lorie Abernethy, Carolynn Semeniuk

Multi-Page Print Design

 

Silver
Montana State University
Montana State University Viewbook
Ron Lambert, Kelly Gorham, Lee Cook

Silver
Oregon State University
Oregon State University Student Recrutiment Viewbook
Long Lam, Santiago Uceda, Amy Charron, Teresa Hall, Gary Dulude, Melody Oldfield, Laura Shields

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
Response Magazine - Autumn 2012
BeckyJo Bourgeois

Single-Page Print Design

Gold
Simon Fraser University
Are You SFU?
Student Services

Gold
Washington State University Foundation
Gift Planning Myths ad campaign
David Hoyt, Teresa Koeppel, Bob Elmer

Cover Design

Gold
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia Trek Magazine Cover (Issue 31 - Spring 2012)
Keith Leinweber, Vanessa Clarke

Silver
SAIT Polytechnic
LINK
Richard Maruk, Brian Bowman, Lorie Abernethy, Carolynn Semeniuk

Posters

Silver
Oregon State University
Morrill Act 150 year anniversary posters
Long Lam, Gary Dulude, Shelly Signs, Amy Charron, Melody Oldfield, Laura Shields

Silver
Seattle Pacific University
Sacred Sounds Event Poster
Samantha Davis

Bronze
Washington State University
Biofuels Exhibit for Future of Flight Center
Kathy Barnard, Sharon White, Marcia Garrett, Charles Burke, Kathleen Ryan, John Sutherland

Logo and Brand Identity Graphics

Silver
Seattle Pacific University
Downtown Business Breakfast package
Chris Kennedy

Design Improvement (Print or Identity)

Silver
University of Alberta
Faculty of Arts Viewbook
Kristofer Connor, Shannon Thomas

Bronze
Montana State University Alumni Foundation
Montana State University Alumni Association Membership Materials
Amy Falcione, Melanie Bury-Schell, Michelle Laxson, Phillip Luebke, Michael Stevenson, Jen Ward, Alison Gauthier, Jaynee Groseth

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Photography and Illustration

Grand Gold

Illustration and Photo-Illustration: Series of Related Illustrations
Portland State University

Oregon is Our Classroom ads
Brett Forman

Photography-Individual Photographs

Gold
Seattle Pacific University
The Artisan Butcher (Response Magazine - Autumn 2012)
Fritz Liedtke, BeckyJo Bourgeois

Gold
University of Washington
The U-Dubliest Catch
Katherine B. Turner

Silver
NAIT
Rewind Ook
Blaise van Malsen

Silver
Seattle Pacific University
The Oyster Brothers (Response Magazine - Autumn 2012)
John Keatley, BeckyJo Bourgeois

Bronze
Seattle University
Renewal of Vows-15th Anniversary of the Chapel of St. Ignatius
Christopher Joseph Taylor

Bronze
Willamette University
Athletic Heroes
Frank Miller

Photography-Series of Related Photographs

Gold
Seattle University
Scholarly Excellence Photo Series
John Keatley, Mary Olson, Christopher Joseph Taylor, Sarah Hyde

Silver
Montana State University
Leaving Iraq
Sean Foulkes

Bronze
Gonzaga University
Pilgrimage - The Foundations of a People
Rajah Bose

Illustration and Photo-Illustration-Individual

Silver
Seattle Pacific University
To Teach In Tawain (etc Magazine - Autumn 2012 cover)
Rafael Lopez, Dale Kegley

Silver
Washington State University
Clean Tech ad illustrations
David Hoyt

Silver
Washington State University
The China Connection
David Vogin, John Paxson

Bronze
University of Alberta
New Trail Alumni Magazine Cover
Marcey Andrews, Ray Au

Illustration and Photo-Illustration-Series of Related Illustrations

Bronze
The Evergreen State College
2012-13 Academic Catalog Cover Illustrations
Alyssa Parker

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Writing

Grand Gold

Individual Features or Feature Articles
The University of Montana

Call of the Wild (Montanan Magazine)
Nate Schweber

Individual Features or Feature Articles

Gold
Oregon State University
Plates of Honor
Angela Yeager

Gold
Western Washington University
Home of her Heart
Kevin Taylor

Silver
Montana State University
Everyone's All-Americans
John Lukacs

Silver
Oregon State University
The Ethic of Care
Lee Sherman

Silver
University of Portland
Portland Magazine essay "At Sea"
Julie Case

Silver
Willamette University College of Law
Death Defier
Todd Schwartz

Bronze
Oregon State University
Far and Away
Lee Sherman

Bronze
Seattle Pacific University
Bright Ideas (Response Magazine - Spring 2012)
Clint Kelly, Hannah Notess, Jeffrey Overstreet

Bronze
The University of Montana
Montanan Magazine: The Bakken Boom
Ed Kemmick

Bronze
University of Portland
Portland Magazine essay “Tough Old Birds”
Marla Salmon

Bronze
Western Washington University
Artistic Gifts
Sheila Farr

Editorial Shorts (published print or web editorial pieces less than 1000 words)

Gold
University of Portland
Portland Magazine Spring 2012 editorial
Brian Doyle

Silver
Seattle Pacific University
Does Business Matter to God? (Response Magazine - Autumn 2012)
Jeff Van Duzer

Silver
University of Portland
Portland Magazine editorial "Some Things"
Brian Doyle

Bronze
Reed College
Inside Passage
Chris Lydgate

Development Writing

Silver
Reed College
Lion's Den
Randall S. Barton, Tom Humphrey, Chris Lydgate

Bronze
University of Alberta
Together We Can: University of Alberta Case for Support
O'Neil A.S. Outar and Robert Moyles, Office of Advancement; Ron Arena, Marts & Lundy

Bronze
University of Saskatchewan
Generous: 2011 Report to Donors
Christy Miller, Jeff Drake, Kris Foster, Susan Pederson

News Writing

Silver
Oregon State University
Yellowstone transformed 15 years after the return of wolves
David Stauty

Silver
University of Puget Sound
Alum and Professor Take Game-playing to a New Level
Shirley Skeel

Bronze
Oregon State University
Sporting event ads viewed favorably – especially if the game is close
Angela Yeager

Bronze
Oregon State University
Jurassic pain: Giant “flea-like” insects plagued dinosaurs
David Stauty

Bronze
Washington State University
Pulitzer grant funds coup coverage
Phyllis Shier

Speechwriting

Bronze
University of Manitoba
We Day Manitoba 2012 Speech
Tito Daodu

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Projects and Programs

Grand Gold

Branding and Image Development/Identity Programs and Projects
University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba 2012 Trailblazer Campaign
Marketing Communications Office

Branding and Image Development/Identity Programs and Projects

Silver
NAIT
NAIT@50 campaign
George Andrews, Susan Cline, Thomas Popowich, Sherri Krastel, Robin Morgan, Derek Lue, Kathy Frazer, Sandy Brown, Angela Miniaci, Natalie Lang, Kristen Vernon

Bronze
Marylhurst University
Marylhurst University brand identity advertising campaign
Marylhurst University Marketing & Communications Team, Guy Ragnetti, Jim Raleigh, North by Northwest Productions

Bronze
NorQuest College
NorQuest College Rebranding
Jodi L. Abbott, Patrick Machacek, Dallas Stoesz, Debra Bachman Smith, Andrew Oviatt, Jeff Jenkins, Michael Edge, Yuri Wuensch, Nida Farooqui, Michael McCready, Corey Stroeder, Prana Gunadi, Wanda Bursey

Bronze
University of Washington
Campus Banners
University of Washington

Marketing, Recruiting, Student Involvement, Community or Government Relations Projects

Gold
University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba 2012 Local Marketing Campaign
Marketing Communications Office

Silver
Portland State University
Portland State University Urban Renewal Authority Investment
Scott Gallagher, Mary Moller, Brett Forman

Bronze
Eastern Washington University
Red Turf Airport Display
Steve Bateman, Teresa Conway

Bronze
Portland State University
Oregon is Our Classroom impact ads
Julie Smith, Chris Broderick, David Santen, Brett Forman

Bronze
University of Lethbridge
Alberta's Destination University - 2013 U of L Student Recruitment Materials
Julia Mitchell, Kali McKay, Angelsea Saby, Leslie Ohene-Adjei, Alesha Farfus-Shukaliak, Jason Jones Photography, Tanya Jacobson-Gundlock, University of Lethbridge Recruitment and Student Life Office

Special Events

Silver
Portland State University
Portland State of Mind
Tom Bull, Amanda Jarman, Flavia Arsenault, Lea Pfau, Julie Smith, Kenny Katz, Sean Martinez, Brett Forman, Chris Broderick, Francoise Aylmer, Kathryn Kirkland, Christian Aniciete, Tracy Weber, Sockeye Creative

Silver
University of Washington
HuskyFest
University Marketing, Advancement Communications

Silver
University of Washington, College of Arts & Sciences
Timeless Awards Celebration
Candice Douglass, Chelsea Broeder, Tracy Ostrem, Kendra Hall, Nancy Joseph, Shane Fricks, Jacob Lambert, Antoinette Wills, Jessica Carter, Malik Davis, Angie Wallace, John Burkhardt, Jill Williams, Cole Benson, Kris Anderson, Jennifer Henneman

Bronze
Eastern Washington University
Alumni Awards Gala
Leah Mow, Sam Buzby, Leslie Mowatt, Eric Galey, Lisa Poplawski, Becky Chamberlain

Bronze
Oregon State University Foundation
Building a Community of Major Donors
OSU Foundation Strategic Communications & Donor Relations

Bronze
University of Lethbridge
Play Day
University of Lethbridge Advancement Staff, 1st Choice Savings Staff, Play Day 2012 Committee members and volunteers

Special Programs (alumni engagement, donor recognition, communications strategies)

Silver
Portland State University
Portland State University Faculty Recommender Campaign
Julie Smith, Brett Forman, David Santen, Kelly James, Tracy Weber, Su Yim, Jenny Duvander

Bronze
University of Manitoba
Visionary Conversations Speaker Series
Marketing Communications Office

Bronze
University of Washington
150th Anniversary Campaign
University of Washington

Giving or Capital Campaigns

Bronze
University of Idaho
Inspiring Futures: Invest in the University of Idaho
Andrew Gauss, Cindy Johnson, Scott Riener, Kyle Howerton, Chad Neilson, Joe Pallen, Melissa Hartley, Barb Ham, Hans Guske, Dave Tong

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Websites

Grand Gold

Other Sub-site or Section
Montana State University

MSU Calendar of Events
Jake Dolan, Jeanine Schoessler, Dain Vermaak

Overall Institutional Website

Gold
University of Idaho
Institutional Website
Joshua Paulsen, Chad Neilson, mStoner, Matt Jepsen, Will Morrison, Scott Reiner, & the University of Idaho Web Team.

Silver
Boise State University
BoiseState.edu
Teri Williams, Office of Communications & Marketing, Office of Information Technology, Westwerk

Silver
University of Victoria
UVic.ca Redesign 2012
UVic.ca Redesign Team: David Shaykewich, Rachel Dennison, Jes Scott, Cathie Walker, Amos Rowsell, Devin Arnold, Sean Toscano, Beth Doman, Lindsay Gagel, Andrew Jung, Robin Sutherland, David Wolowicz, Janice Johnson, Devin Arnold, Nick Clewley, Bruce Kilpatrick, Michael Miller, Garry Sagert, Norah McRae, Tony Eder, Pamela Nielsen

Fundraising Sub-site or Section

Bronze
University of British Columbia
UBC Opera Peer-2-Peer
Jennifer Galli, Newton Hoang, Anna Lidstone, Vanessa Ha, Lea D'Altroy

Student Recruitment Sub-site or Section

Gold
Pacific University
Integrated Marketing Strategy Landing Pages
Nick Fillis, Ben Griffin, David McLean, Tammy Spencer

Silver
Washington State University
Student Recruitment website
Nathan Jacobson, John Vleck, Nicole Wood, Cheryl Reed, Sharon White, Nate Owen, Jeremy Bass, Dallen Rose, Nathaniel Lindahl

Other Sub-site or Section

Silver
Washington State University
Online Campus Map
John Vleck, Dallen Rose, Ross Dallaire, Nathan Lindahl, Nicole Wood, Shelly Hanks, Robert Hubner

Bronze
University of British Columbia
University of British Columbia Report on Giving 2012
Allison Felstad, Helen Nichols, Elizabeth Powell

Web Magazine (periodical or continual)

Gold
Oregon State University, College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Synergies online magazine
Kathryn Stroppel, Alan Calvert

Silver
Seattle Pacific University
Online Response Magazine
Jennifer Gilnett, Hope McPherson, Hannah Notess, Rich Kim, Eric Crissman, Jane Hur, Jacob Lane, Jeffrey Overstreet, Clint Kelly

Electronic Newsletters & Blogs - External Audiences

Silver
Eastern Washington University
Pillars
Leah Mow, Sam Buzby, Kit Frantzich, Brian Lynn, Kandi Carper, Melissa Huggins

Electronic Newsletters & Blogs - Internal Audiences

Gold
Portland State University
PSU Chronicles
Chris Broderick, Kathryn Kirkland, Suzanne Pardington Effros

Social Media Programs & Projects

Silver
University of Manitoba
University of Manitoba #DefineYourself Instagram Challenge
Marketing Communications Office

Bronze
Portland State University
Portland State of Mind Instagram Launch & Photo Contest
Christian Aniciete, Julie Smith, Kenny Dow

Bronze
University of Washington
Love Purple, Raise Gold Social Media Campaign
Annual Giving, University Marketing, Advancement Communications, Strategic Technology Initiatives

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Video and Multimedia

Grand Gold

Student Recruitment Videos
Simon Fraser University

Milton and Brooke
Student Services

Advertising Spots and Public Service Announcements

Gold
Boise State University
Man On The Blue
Billy Mitchell, Tom Donahoe

Silver
Montana State University
We Work Together
Julie Kipfer, Dennis Aig, Mark Vargo, Scott Chestnut

Bronze
University of Portland
“Heroes” series
Jeff Kennel, Joe Kuffner, Laurie Kelley, Amy Shelly, Anna Lageson-Kerns, Adam Linnman, Jason Brough

Public Relations Videos

Gold
University of Portland
Impossible is Nothing: The Story of Sam Bridgman
Jeff Kennel

Silver
The University of British Columbia
UBC's Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability
Ann Campbell

Bronze
University of Oregon
PathwayOregon
Ed Dorsch

Student Recruitment Videos

Silver
Willamette University
Zena Farm
Katie Huber, Frank Miller

Bronze
OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences
MPH Student Helps Improve Women's Health in Uganda
Heather Turner

Fundraising and Alumni Relations Videos

Gold
University of Alberta
Together We Can: University of Alberta Case for Support Video
O'Neil A.S. Outar and Robert Moyles, Office of Advancement; Seftel Productions

Silver
Washington State University
Big Ideas for Food
Adam Ratliff, Trevor Durham, Bob Elmer, Adrian Aumen

Bronze
University of Idaho
Campaign video - Phil Soulen
Kyle Howerton, Tania Thompson, Andrew Gauss

Multimedia for Special Events

Gold
Oregon State University
Harris Recognition Dinner Multimedia
Steven Lont, David Baker, Michelle Williams, Kegan Sims, Oliver Day, Justin Smith, Santiago Uceda, Evan Gutt, Richard Hibbins, Deborah Correa, Cathleen Hockman-Wert, Ashley Fuszek Lindsley, Audrey Wiltz, Alex Crawford

Silver
The Evergreen State College
Omnia Extares XL
Steve Davis, Riley Shiery, Shauna Bittle, Ryan Richardson, Karissa Carlson

Bronze
University of Washington
Gates Volunteer Service Award Video
UW Advancement Communications; UW Individual Giving Programs; UW Stewardship & Donor Recognition; Noah Tannen (Rupert Advertising Agency)

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Past Winners

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