Casper College Foundation President John Jorgensen has been selected to receive the 2014 Council for Resource Development Benefactor Award in the Public Rural Medium-Campus Institution category. Jorgensen will be presented with the award during the CRD’s Benefactor Awards Banquet on November 8 in conjunction with the CRD Annual National Conference in Washington, D.C.

Paulann Doane, executive director of the foundation said,

“John joined the Casper College Foundation Board in 1987 and became president in 1990. When he became president, the foundation had $13.5 million in assets, with John’s leadership, a business approach was adopted and a formal structure for annual fundraising and supporting college projects was implemented. These changes resonated with supporters and led to total assets increasing to $90 million, putting us in the top five of community college foundations nationwide.”

According to the CRD, the Benefactor Award “recognizes individuals, foundations, or businesses/corporations for outstanding contributions to community colleges. The CRD Benefactor Award embodies the ideals of philanthropy, leadership, and volunteerism in the service of community, technical, and junior colleges.”