About the Honoree
Lynette Marshall is the president and CEO of the University of Iowa Center for Advancement. During 14 years of leadership at the University of Iowa Center for Advancement, Lynette launched a number of initiatives, including a program to engage more UI students in philanthropy and volunteerism, efforts to involve more women in philanthropic leadership, and strategic planning and rebranding efforts. Before that, she was the University of Illinois’ first fundraising professional in the College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, going on to serve the university for 25 years in many leadership capacities.
Lynette has also given back to the philanthropic community for decades by providing leadership to several national groups, including the Association of Governing Boards, CASE, and the CASE 50 Steering Committee.
“As a parent or professional, we all strive to make an impact and have a purpose in our lives. Lynette’s life work has centered on purpose and impact,” said Rick Darnell, senior vice president for campaigns, marketing and communications at the University of Illinois Foundation. “Lynette helps everyone around her to serve, lead, and aspire for better and these same core values are lived by the organization she leads today.”
About the Award
The Frank L. Ashmore Award for Service to CASE and the Advancement Profession honors a current or former staff member at a CASE-member institution or educational partner who has served CASE in extraordinary ways. The American College Public Relations Association, a CASE predecessor organization, first presented this award in 1968. Originally known as the Presidential Citation, it was renamed in 1973 to honor the memory of Frank L. Ashmore, the director of ACPRA from 1959 to 1961.