ICAA November 2019 Newslettter


November 2019



A Season of Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from ICAA! We hope the holiday will give you and everyone on your campuses a much needed break to rest, re-charge and enjoy the sustenance of your choice among family and friends.

We are thankful for all of you! 


Nominate a Colleague for the

Ernest A. Sheetz Mentor Award

The Ernest A. Sheetz Mentor Award was created to recognize an advancement professional with outstanding mentoring skills. Candidates may be nominated by a co-worker they have mentored at the same institution, or by a colleague they have mentored at another institution. The award recipient is honored at the summer conference awards dinner.

Sharon Lowe, Director of University Grants and Foundation Relations at Ashland University, is the 2019 mentor award recipient. 

"It was an honor for me to receive the Ernest A. Sheetz Mentor Award from the ICAA this summer. It's always rewarding to be recognized by your peers, and it was especially gratifying to be nominated by a colleague. It validates the importance of our daily work."

To make a nomination for this important award, visit this page.



Are you LinkedIn with ICAA?

Join the Independent College Advancement Associates (ICAA) group on LinkedIn to stay connected with members and ICAA news throughout the year. The group is closed, but your request to join will be approved within a day. We look forward to seeing you on the platform!  


  Job Postings

Do you know the most clicked page on the ICAA website is job postings? Check out current opportunities at ICAA member institutions here. Institutions with current memberships can post openings anytime.





Is your staff listing current?

Log in and check the staff list for your institution under “member directory.” You may be surprised by how many changes have occurred at your institution since you last viewed this list. Contact Lauren Kennedy for assistance with updating your member list so your entire team can receive future communications and invitations from ICAA.  

Member Spotlights


Allegheny College is pleased to welcome Amanda Allen as Assistant Director of Annual Giving. 

Have good news to share, new staff to announce, promotions to celebrate, or a suggestion for an in-depth feature? Submit to ICAA Secretary Lisa Judge at for a future issue.

Be sure to visit the ICAA Membership page to update your information, review the list of active members from your institution, or help new employees sign up for their own accounts! 


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