2010.07.13 > For Immediate Release
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Public Administration Professor Receives National Research Award
Omaha - Angela M. Eikenberry, a School of Public Administration assistant professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), has received a national research award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
Eikenberry was presented with the John Grenzebach Research Award for Outstanding Research in Philanthropy, Published Scholarship, for her latest book, Giving Circles: Philanthropy, Voluntary Association and Democracy.
The book, published in 2009 by Indiana University Press, provides original research on giving circles, an emerging philanthropic trend popular among women and other diverse groups and used increasingly by university development programs to engage donors. It provides an overview of the giving circle landscape and considers the impact and role these groups can or should play in a democratic society.
Giving circles occur when groups of individuals pool their funds and other resources to donate. Doing so enables gifts to have a greater impact and donors to have more leverage with the nonprofit organizations they support. In the book, Eikengerry notes that giving circles tend to fund smaller and local organizations.
“I am humbled by this honor and pleased that CASE has recognized the importance of community philanthropy, such as giving circles, for educational advancement,” Eikenberry said.
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CASE presents its annual awards to recognize published books or articles and doctoral dissertations or master’s theses in three categories: alumni relations, communications and marketing, and fundraising.
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