The Leadership Circle
The Leadership Circle recognizes ICO’s most generous benefactors — those individuals who support the College with annual gifts of $1,000 or more. These alumni and friends of the Illinois College of Optometry share its interests and are committed to generously supporting the College. These donors parlay their own success into the success of others.
The financial support of Leadership members is vital to ICO, helping the College to fulfill its mission to provide excellence in optometric clinical education. These gifts provide both unrestricted support for the College’s operating budget as well as restricted support to fund capital improvements, student scholarship and community outreach initiatives.
Dr. Arol Augsburger, President of ICO, has a strong personal commitment to the Leadership Circle. He shares regular communication with members and hosts exclusive events such as the annual Leadership Circle reception at Reunion and private receptions for Leadership Circle members at his home.
Additional privileges of membership include:
- Pride in contributing to the success of ICO
- Custom-designed Leadership Circle lapel pin
- Invitations to private Leadership Circle events
- Recognition in ICO Matters and at events
- Special recognition in the annual Honor Roll of Donors
Providing Leadership Circle members with distinguished recognition is a priority for Dr. Augsburger. Gold, silver and bronze membership levels have been established to acknowledge the commitment and extraordinary contributions of Leadership Circle members.
Leadership Circle Gold members have 10 consecutive years of membership and/or a single commitment of $50,000 or more.
Leadership Circle Silver members have five consecutive years of membership and/or a single commitment of $25,000 to $49,999.
Leadership Circle Bronze members have one to four year(s) of membership and a single commitment of $1,000 to 24,999.
Interested in how you can join the Leadership Circle?
Click here for information on the Dr. Donovan Crouch Alumni Council Leadership Circle Challenge