Seton Hall's Student Alumni Association (SAA) will join nearly 100 educational institutions worldwide to participate in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month this February. The annual initiative, organized by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), began in 2013 to increase student understanding of philanthropy and grow engagement on campuses. Seton Hall's SAA has participated in Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month since its inception and has decided to personalize this year's effort by highlighting the University's True Blue loyalty program and its dedicated members.
"True Blue Month is a special time for everyone on campus where students get to thank those who make our education possible. It's important for students to realize that so many generous people contribute to our experiences at Seton Hall. Thanking Seton Hall supporters is rewarding for everyone involved. I hope that more people will learn about the difference Seton Hall supporters make in our education and encourage my fellow Pirates to continue being True Blue forever," says Matthew Minor, sophomore-year student and SAA team leader.
CASE provides programming, services and resources in advancement, for students and advisers of student alumni associations, student foundations and similar organizations at colleges and universities that are members of CASE's Affiliated Student Advancement Programs. Student Engagement and Philanthropy Month, now known at Seton Hall as True Blue Month, is part of CASE's goal to foster and enhance student involvement in all areas of advancement-including fundraising, alumni relations, communications and marketing.
"It's important that students start taking steps to become the next group of philanthropic leaders," says Rob Henry, CASE's Vice President of Education. "Throughout the entire month of February, we celebrate the value students bring to their institutions with their time, talent and treasure."
SAA will host several events throughout February in partnership with University Advancement that students can attend. Each event will provide students an opportunity to learn about philanthropy at Seton Hall and thank donors and volunteers who have contributed to their education and the University as a whole. Events will feature activities, food and prizes.
To learn more about True Blue Month and ways to get involved, visit www.shu.edu/truebluemonth.
All members of the Seton Hall community are invited to celebrate philanthropy by sharing their True Blue story or sending a thank you to our Seton Hall supporters for their generosity. Simply tag @SetonHallSAA on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram with the message.
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is a professional association serving educational institutions and the advancement professionals who work on their behalf in alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and allied areas. Founded in 1974, CASE maintains headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices in London (CASE Europe, 1994), Singapore (CASE Asia-Pacific, 2007) and Mexico City (CASE América Latina, 2011). Today, CASE's membership includes more than 3,600 colleges and universities, primary and secondary independent and international schools, and nonprofit organizations in nearly 80 countries around the globe. This makes CASE one of the world's largest nonprofit educational associations in terms of institutional membership. CASE serves nearly 78,000 advancement professionals on the staffs of its member institutions and has more than 16,000 professional members on its roster. To fulfill their missions and to meet both individual and societal needs, colleges, universities and independent schools rely on-and therefore must foster-the good will, active involvement, informed advocacy and enduring support of alumni, donors, prospective students, parents, government officials, community leaders, corporate executives, foundation officers and other external constituencies. CASE helps its members build stronger relationships with all of these constituencies by providing relevant research, supporting growth in the profession and fostering support of education. CASE also offers a variety of advancement products and services, provides standards and an ethical framework for the profession, and works with other organizations to respond to public issues of concern while promoting the importance of education worldwide.
About Seton Hall Student Alumni Association
Founded in 2005, the Student Alumni Association (SAA) is an undergraduate organization that works in partnership with Seton Hall's Alumni Relations office. The group seeks to better the University community by fostering relationships between current students and graduates, fostering school spirit and educating undergraduate students about the benefits of a life-long relationship with Seton Hall University.