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Your Support Makes A Difference!
As the profession of optometry evolves due to improvements in diagnosis and treatment and expansion of the scope of practice, the Illinois College of Optometry must make strategic investments in people and resources to address tomorrow’s challenges and seize opportunities.
The charitable support of philanthropic families and organizations is crucial to these efforts, affording ICO opportunities not otherwise possible for advancing education, clinical services, and research.
Thank you for considering the Illinois College of Optometry as a recipient of your charitable support
Give a gift online using our secure website
Give a gift by mail
Send your gift by check or send your credit card information by clicking here to access a downloadable gift form. Please make checks payable to the Illinois College of Optometry.
Give a gift by phone, please call (312) 949-7074.
Alternative Giving Options
For more information, please call Patricia de Maat at (312) 949-7071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your gift may qualify you for membership in the Leadership Circle, ICO’s premier giving society!
Your gift may qualify you to participate in Dr. Donovan Crouch Leadership Circle Challenge.
Gifts of Bequests
You may make a gift of cash, securities, real estate or other assets by remembering the College in your will.
Charitable Remainder Unitrust
A charitable remainder unitrust is a gift plan defined by federal tax law that allows you to provide income to yourself or others while making a gift to the College.
Charitable Gift Annuity
The charitable gift annuity is a gift with a retained income. It is an appropriate answer to those donors who wish to make a meaningful contribution to the College while creating, maintaining or enhancing an income stream for their own economic security.
Gifts-in-kind are non-cash donations of materials or long-lived assets. Such gifts may include equipment, software, or printed materials. They are a valued way of supporting the College and are tax-deductible.
Gifts of Appreciated Securities
The college welcomes gifts of common stock or other publicly traded securities.
Life Insurance as a Gift
A gift of life insurance can be an ideal and cost-effective way for you to do something today that can have a tremendous impact tomorrow.
Gifts of Real Estate
A properly timed charitable real estate gift will allow a donor to enjoy added benefits created by incentives on the tax system.
Gifts of Tangible Personal Property
A gift of tangible personal property is commonly thought of as an asset that can be touched and moved. Examples of tangible personal property include artwork, jewelry, collections, automobiles, furniture, rare coins and antiques etc.
Honorary or Memorial Gifts
Honorary gifts recognize special individuals, anniversaries or events.
Increase the value of your annual gift through your employer’s matching gift program.