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Illinois College Giving Societies

Heritage Circle
   Diamond :: Cumulative gifts of $1,000,000 and above
   Platinum :: Cumulative gifts of $500,000 to $999,999
   Gold :: Cumulative gifts of $250,000 to $499,999
   Silver :: Cumulative gifts of $100,000 to $249,999
   Bronze :: Cumulative gifts of $50,000 to $99,999
   Society of 1829 :: Cumulative gifts of $25,000 to $49,999
Founders’ Circle
   Beecher Club :: Annual gifts totaling $10,000 to $24,999
   The Yale Band Club :: Annual gifts totaling $5,000 to $9,999
   Ellis Club :: Annual gifts totaling $2,500 to $4,999
   Lippincott Club :: Annual gifts totaling $1,000 to $2,499
Blue and White Circle
   President’s Club :: Annual gifts totaling $500 to $999
   College Club :: Annual gifts totaling $250 to $499
   Century Club :: Annual gifts totaling $100 to $249
   Patron’s Club :: Annual gifts totaling $1 to $99

Heritage Circle

The Heritage Circle recognizes donors whose cumulative lifetime and/or estate contributions total $25,000 or more. Members of the Heritage Circle truly have transformed Illinois College through gifts to the College’s endowment, as well as gifts to support capital building projects and the Annual Fund.

Founders’ Circle

Gifts at the Founders’ Circle level help sustain the high quality of Illinois College’s academic and student life programs. Founders’ Circle members are recognized for cumulative giving throughout the College’s fiscal year, June 1 through May 31. These gifts support true excellence in our talented faculty, true opportunities in our outstanding facilities and true success in our bright and highly motivated students.

Blue and White Circle

Illinois College recognizes all alumni, parents and friends who make annual gifts between June 1 and May 31. Charitable donations help create a vibrant learning environment that provides opportunities to Illinois College students for a lifetime of success.

Julian Monson Sturtevant Society

Membership is granted to alumni, parents and friends who have made a deferred and/or estate gift commitment to Illinois College. Deferred and estate giving, particularly bequests, play a major role in building Illinois College’s endowment, consequently educating future generations of bright and talented students. Deferred and estate gifts can be made in the form of bequests, testamentary trusts, annuities, charitable lead trusts, gifts of real estate with life-retained interest, and gifts from private and family foundations. Illinois College is grateful to the Julian Monson Sturtevant Society members for their true commitment.

General Donor Stewardship

All gifts to Illinois College are recognized by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations with proper gift substantiation statements in accordance with United States Internal Revenue Service regulations. Subsequently, all gifts are recognized with membership in the appropriate College gift clubs and other College recognition societies.

Illinois College will work with donors to arrange appropriate recognition for significant gifts of importance. Depending upon the scale and purpose of such gifts, this recognition may include naming opportunities on campus, stories in campaign publications and press releases for the public media, as well as suitable special events.

Recognition ceremonies at the occasion of a naming, including College endowment and campus facilities, shall be held after consultation with the donor and Board of Trustees. The president and trustee members will be notified as soon as possible of the date and time of such an event.

Office of Development and Alumni Relations

 :: Major and Planned Giving
Marcia K. Short ’86
Executive Director of Development and Alumni Relations
217.245.3046 |
Glen Krupica
Major Gift Officer

:: Annual Giving and Alumni Relations

Kristin Van Aken Jamison ’99
Director of Alumni Relations and Development Communications  
Robyn Maher
Director of Annual Giving
217.245.3046 |
Lauren Dwyer ’10
Assistant Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations
217.291.1615 |
:: Corporate, Foundation and Governmental Relations
Melissa Lamb Pantier ’84
Director of Corporate, Foundation and Governmental Relations
217.245.3166 |
:: Development Services

Dustin Leifheit ’96 
Development Services Manager
217.245.3286 |

Susie Engelbrecht
Development Associate
217.245.3252 |

Jennifer Phebus ’07
Development Operations Associate


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