February 2, 2016—Ruffalo Noel Levitz Executive Chairman Albert Ruffalo has been named a 2016 recipient of the University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award.
Since 1963, the UIAA has presented Distinguished Alumni Awards to accomplished alumni and friends. This year, 12 awardees were honored in five categories: service, achievement, young alumni, faculty/staff, and friend of the university.
Ruffalo was among three individuals to receive the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, which recognized his significant accomplishments in business and professional life and for distinguished human service to his community.
As the founder of RuffaloCODY, Ruffalo has rapidly grown the company into the leading provider of strategic fundraising and enrollment management services and software, serving more than 3,000 colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations around the world. The entrepreneur also graciously provides his visionary leadership to such organizations as Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, the American Cancer Society, Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, and the UI College of Education.
The UIAA helps alumni build relationships with the UI and each other by offering a sense of community and belonging based on shared beliefs, values, experiences, and Hawkeye spirit. Through a variety of communications, events, and services, the association helps alumni express and reinforce their loyalty, gratitude, and pride—adding value to their own lives and communities while also enhancing the national reputation and ensuring the continued success of the University of Iowa.
Learn more about the Distinguished Alumni Awards and a database of past awardees. The 2016 awardees will be honored on June 11, 2016, in Iowa City.