Wells College has received a national educational fundraising award.
The Aurora-based private college is the the recipient of an educational fundraising award from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the college announced in a news release Tuesday. According to the council's website, the organization is a "global association for professionals in advancement — alumni relations, communications, development, marketing, and advancement services — who share the goal of championing education to transform lives and society."
The news release said Wells' advancement division was acknowledged for best overall performance in the category for private liberal arts institutions with endowments lower than $100 million. Wells was one of 39 institutions to receive the award for the first time this year, the news release said.