Leadership Giving

Members of Vision Circle and Leadership Circle are committed to enhancing the long-term excellence and impact of WILL's programs and services through leadership-level annual gifts.

The Vision Circle recognizes donors who contribute $1,000 or more each year to support WILL's programs on TV, radio, online and in the communities we serve. The Leadership Circle acknowledges gifts of $250 to $999 annually in support of WILL TV, radio, online and community programs.

These donors provide a significant share of WILL's yearly budget. In return, WILL expresses appreciation with benefits that include:

  • Invitations to lunch and conversation with WILL managers, hosts, producers and staff
  • Vision Circle Salon Series events
  • Annual recognition in the WILL/Illinois Public Media Annual Report
  • Priority registration for WILL tours and travel programs
  • Opportunities to sponsor WILL radio or television programs or other WILL projects

Annual gifts of $2,500 or more to WILL and the University of Illinois earn Chancellor's Circle recognition.

Lifetime giving of $25,000 in outright gifts or $50,000 in deferred gifts to WILL and the University of Illinois earns Presidents Council recognition.

To begin or renew your WILL Giving Circle membership or for more information, please contact Danda Beard at WILL, 217-333-7300 or dtbeard@illinois.edu.