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Giving Opportunities

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NECO’s alumni and friends are essential to one of the core missions of the College: to educate the world leaders of tomorrow for careers in eye and vision care, research, and education. You can contribute in several ways:

Annual Fund

Contributions to the annual fund help support scholarships, financial aid, community eye care initiatives, and clinical facilities. Learn more about the Annual Fund.

Automatic Deductions

Regular deductions can help support various programs at NECO. Learn more about Automatic Deductions.

Giving Societies

NECO recognizes individuals who participate in Giving Societies such as the President’s Circle, The Foster Namias Legacy Society, and The Philanthropist’s Society. Learn more about Giving Societies.

Leadership Scholarships

This new leadership/mentorship program allows donors to support student leaders and serve as mentors. Selected students are matched to a mentor and receive a tuition stipend distributed over their time at the College. Learn more about Leadership Scholarships.

Planned Giving Options

Bequests, beneficiaries designation, charitable gift annuities, memorial and honorary gifts, home donation, donor advised funds, and charitable lead trusts are all ways you can enjoy financial benefits for yourself and your loved ones while supporting NECO in the future. Learn more about Planned Giving options.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts allow donors to give a gift in honor of or in memory of an individual or a special occasion. Learn More about tribute gifts.

The [Leadership Scholarship] mentorship program is an investment in NECO, our students and the future of our profession by creating a mutually beneficial relationship during a student’s four years at NECO and it also gives me a direct connection to life at the College.
Kristen Griebel, OD ‘97, NECO Leadership Scholarship Mentor