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Foundation Giving Circles

The College of Lake County Foundation has special giving circles and recognition that help the CLC Foundation foster its tradition of philanthropy by honoring our most generous donors and loyal supporters. Making an annual gift at one of our Giving Circle levels, or informing us of a planned gift, is a great way to show your appreciation for the College of Lake County.  It also allows you to play an important role in providing Life Changing Scholarships and Grants to our students. On behalf of our students today and tomorrow, we are deeply grateful for the support of all our donors.

Please review the levels of support below.

Honor

Honor Society (cumulative gifts of $25,000 or more for the previous 5 Fiscal Years)

The Honor Society recognizes individuals and organizations that have made, for the past 5 fiscal years, contributions to the College of Lake County Foundation totaling $25,000 or more.

Benefits of Membership

  • Personalized thank you note from a current College of Lake County Foundation scholarship recipient;
  • Listing in the Annual Report and on the College of Lake County Foundation website;
  • Thanksgiving Card;
  • Valentine’s Day Card;
  • Invitation to Foundation sponsored events;
  • Invitation to annual Scholarship Reception;
  • Invitation to program-specific events (based on affinity);
  • If donor is an alumnus, they will receive a Silver Membership in the CLC Alumni Association;
  • Invitation to the Dean’s annual event;
  • Invitation to the annual CLC Roundtable hosted by the Provost; 
  • Invitation to the annual President’s Reception.

Presidents'

The Presidents' Circle – Annual Gifts over $10,000

The Presidents' Circle, named in honor of the presidents who guided CLC to its present position, recognizes individuals and organizations that have made annual FY contributions to the College of Lake County Foundation totaling $10,000.

Benefits of Membership

  • Personalized thank you note from a current College of Lake County Foundation scholarship recipient;
  • Thank you call from the Foundation’s Executive Director or President of the college;
  • Listing in the Annual Report and on the College of Lake County Foundation website;
  • Thanksgiving Card;
  • Valentine’s Day Card;
  • Invitation to Foundation sponsored events;
  • Invitation to annual Scholarship Reception;
  • Invitation to program-specific events (based on affinity);
  • If donor is an alumnus, they will receive a Silver Membership in the CLC Alumni Association;
  • Invitation to the Dean’s annual event;
  • Invitation to the annual CLC Roundtable hosted by the Provost;
  • Invitation to the annual President’s Reception.

Provost's

Provost’s Circle - $2,400 to $9,999.99

Provost’s Circle members are those whose annual FY giving to the CLC Foundation is between $2,400 and $9,999.99.

Benefits of Membership

  • Personalized thank you note from a current College of Lake County Foundation scholarship recipient;
  • Thank you call from the Foundation’s Executive Director or President of the college;
  • Listing in the Annual Report and on the College of Lake County Foundation website;
  • Thanksgiving Card;
  • Valentine’s Day Card;
  • Invitation to Foundation sponsored events;
  • Invitation to annual Scholarship Reception;
  • Invitation to program-specific events (based on affinity);
  • If donor is an alumnus, they will receive a Silver Membership in the CLC Alumni Association;
  • Invitation to the Dean’s annual event;
  • Invitation to the annual CLC Roundtable hosted by the Provost.

Dean's

Dean’s Circle - $1,000 to $2,399.99

Dean’s Circle members are those whose annual FY giving to the CLC Foundation is between $1,000 and $2,399.99.

Benefits of Membership

  • Personalized thank you note from a current College of Lake County Foundation scholarship recipient;
  • Listing in the Annual Report and on the College of Lake County Foundation website;
  • Thanksgiving Card;
  • Valentine’s Day Card;
  • Invitation to Foundation sponsored events;
  • Invitation to program-specific events (based on affinity);
  • If donor is an alumnus, they will receive a Silver Membership in the CLC Alumni Association;
  • Invitation to the Dean’s annual event.

Champions

Champions Circle - $500 to $999.99

Champions are those whose annual FY giving to the CLC Foundation is between $500 and $999.99.

Benefits of Membership

  • Personalized thank you note from a current College of Lake County Foundation scholarship recipient;
  • Listing in the Annual Report and on the College of Lake County Foundation website;
  • Thanksgiving Card;
  • Valentine’s Day Card;
  • Invitation to Foundation sponsored events;
  • Invitation to program-specific events (based on affinity);
  • If donor is an alumnus, they will receive a Silver Membership in the CLC Alumni Association.

Campus

Campus Circle - $250 to $499.99

The Campus Circle of the College of Lake County Foundation are those whose annual FY giving to the CLC Foundation is between $250 and $499.99.

Benefits of Membership

  • Personalized thank you note from a current College of Lake County Foundation scholarship recipient;
  • Listing in the annual report and on the College of Lake County Foundation website;
  • Thanksgiving Card (November);
  • Invitation to Foundation Sponsored events.

Friends

Friends Circle - $1 to $249.99

Friends of the College of Lake County Foundation are those whose annual FY giving to the CLC Foundation is between $1 and $249.99.

Benefits of Membership

  • Personalized thank you note from a current College of Lake County Foundation scholarship recipient;
  • Listing in the annual report and on the College of Lake County Foundation website.

Legacy

CLC Legacy Society

The CLC Legacy Circle is a special group of individuals who have informed us that they have made plans to include the College of Lake County Foundation in their estate plans for the purpose of changing students’ lives through education. These gifts may be unrestricted or designated, upon agreement with the College of Lake County Foundation.

Membership Requirements

  • Inclusion of the College of Lake County Foundation in estate planning through a bequest, a planned gift, or a beneficiary of a life insurance policy;
  • Submission of the CLC Legacy Circle Form identifying planned gift intent, type and wording for donor recognition.

Benefits of Membership

  • Certificate of Membership in the CLC Legacy Circle;
  • Acknowledgment of the gift and donor will be done in a method agreeable to the donor and may include, but is not limited to:
    • Listing in the Annual Report and on the College of Lake County Foundation web site;
    • Inclusion in press releases related to the fundraising activities of the Foundation, if and when appropriate.

Meet the Legacy Society Members