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.
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 made gifts or pledge payments of $5,000 or more within the past twelve month period.|
|Leadership Circle Silver members have made gifts or pledge payments of $2,000 to $4,999 within the past twelve month period.|
|Leadership Circle Bronze members have made gifts or pledge payments of $1,000 to $1,999 within the past twelve month period.|