Leadership Giving Challenge

The profession of optometry continues to evolve. The Illinois College of Optometry is making strategic investments to capitalize on opportunities and address tomorrow’s challenges. With your support, ICO is able to advance the clinical services, research opportunities, and education experience that set our institution apart.

You can elect how you would like your gift directed. Scholarship funds, the Illinois Eye Institute, community initiatives, and unrestricted support are just a few of the available options.

If you qualify, you may also take the Board of Trustees Leadership Circle Challenge.


How the Challenge Works:

Individual donors make a $2,250 pledge to the Illinois College of Optometry over three years.

  • Year 1 Your $500 pledge payment is supplemented by the Board of Trustees to become $1,000. This amount establishes Bronze membership in the Leadership Circle.

  • Year 2 Your $750 pledge payment is supplemented by the Board of Trustees to become $1,000.

  • Year 3 Your $1,000 individual pledge payment fulfills your pledge.


For more information on the Leadership Circle, click here.

How to make a gift



Please fill out this form to make your gift online.

Make a gift immediately on our secure website.

By Mail

Send your gift by check, made payable to the Illinois College of Optometry, to the following address:


Illinois College of Optometry
Attn: Development
3241 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL  60616

By Phone

We can accept your financial information at 312-949-7071.

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