OSU Foundation executive director named to CASE Board of Trustees


CORVALLIS, Ore. – Mike Goodwin, president and chief executive officer of the Oregon State University Foundation, has been voted chair-elect of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Board of Trustees.

The 30-member board sets policies, approves the annual budget and provides management guidance for CASE, which is a professional association serving educational institutions and advancement professionals working on behalf of alumni relations, communications, development, marketing and related areas.

Goodwin is directing the $1 billion Campaign for OSU, the university’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign. Publicly launched in 2007, the campaign already has raised more than $948 million toward its $1 billion goal.

CASE was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in London, Singapore and Mexico City. Its membership includes more than 3,600 colleges, universities and other educational institutions in 76 countries. The organization serves more than 70,000 advancement professionals.

Last year, Goodwin was honored at the CASE District VIII meeting with the organization’s Distinguished Service Award. Before being elected chair-elect this year, he was treasurer for the CASE Board of Trustees.

In addition to his service to OSU, Goodwin is a board member for the Portland Business Alliance and The Oregon Idea. Before coming to Oregon State, he led a $1 billion-plus campaign at Georgetown University.

OSU Foundation

The OSU Foundation: The Oregon State University Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to garnering the resources that enable OSU to achieve excellence in education, research, and outreach. Annual fundraising totals have averaged more than $100 million for the last five years, placing the OSU Foundation among top performing like organizations nationally. More than 106,000 donors participated in OSU’s first comprehensive fundraising campaign, which concluded on December 31, 2014, with gifts exceeding $1.14 billion.