Welcome to The Leadership Circle
The Leadership Circle recognizes the Illinois College of Optometry’s most generous benefactors—those individuals who support the college with annual gifts of $1,000 or more. These alumni and friends of ICO share its interests and are committed to generously supporting the college.
The financial support of Leadership Circle 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 scholarships and community outreach initiatives.
ICO President Mark Colip, OD 92, has a strong personal commitment to the Leadership Circle. He is an inaugural member and has been a donor for over 25 years. Dr. Colip shares special announcements and communication with members and hosts exclusive events such as the annual Leadership Circle reception at Homecoming and other special opportunities open exclusively to members.
Additional privileges of membership
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. Colip. 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 12-month period.
Leadership Circle Silver
Members have made gifts or pledge payments of $2,000 to $4,999 within the past 12-month period.
Leadership Circle Bronze
Members have made gifts or pledge payments of $1,000 to $1,999 within the past 12-month period.
For information on Board of Trustees Leadership Circle Challenge, please click here.