An internal fund-raising electronic newsletter produced at Hope College has won second-place honors in the "Pride of CASE V Awards Program" sponsored by the Great Lakes District V of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

The award will be presented on Tuesday, Dec. 15, during the closing luncheon of the 2009 CASE V District Conference in Chicago, Ill.

The faculty and staff e-newsletter "In Progress" has won a Silver Award in the "Best Tabloid/Newsletter for Internal Audience" category.  Published twice a year, the newsletter provides updates regarding progress toward major fundraising initiatives at the college.  The e-newsletter is edited by college advancement staff members Jason Cash and Kate Frillmann.

CASE is one of the largest international associations of educational institutions.  District V is one of eight districts in North America, and includes institutions in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin.