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Giving Societies

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Dedicated supporters work to ensure that the College continues to excel in serving the optometric needs of the public by educating optometrists to the highest level of proficiency, integrity and professionalism. Several Giving Societies have been established to honor individuals who have contributed greatly to NECO’s continued success.

The President’s Circle

The President’s Circle is NECO’s annual leadership giving society, recognizing donors who donate $1,000 or more to the College during that fiscal year. Alumni who have graduated in the last five years may join the President’s Circle with a gift of $500. Members of the President’s Circle are invited to special lectures, receptions, and gatherings throughout the year. President’s Circle members are recognized in the Annual Report.

The Foster Namias Legacy Society

The Foster Namias Legacy Society honors individuals who have included the New England College of Optometry in their estate plans. NECO recognizes this esteemed group of individuals for their commitment to the perpetuity of the College. Members of the Foster Namias Society enjoy a special relationship with the College’s leadership, including exclusive invitations to events hosted by the president, informational updates, and recognition in publications.

The Philanthropist’s Society

The New England College of Optometry is proud to honor a distinguished group of contributors whose cumulative giving demonstrates their exceptional commitment to the College. Members of the Philanthropist’s Society are recognized for cumulative giving of $50,000 or more. Members of the society enjoy a special relationship with the College’s leadership, including exclusive invitations to events hosted by the President and the Board of Trustees, as well as recognition in College publications.