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Dean's Circle

Dean's Circle Mission

The Dean's Circle recognizes alumni and friends who give $1,000 - $4,999 annually to support Dean Schoenbachler's vision and initiatives. These funds allow the College of Business to:

  • Support a world-class facility
  • Prepare students for success
  • Improve student experience
  • Create innovative programs and classes
  • Give student scholarships
  • Fund research and training

Dean's Circle members have tremendous impact on advancing one of the best business schools in the nation. We hope you consider contributing to the Dean's Circle this year, and every year.


We value and appreciate every contribution made in support of the Dean's Circle. Each member will receive special recognition and become a valuable part of our society. In addition:

  • Your name will appear on our Dean's Circle list and will be listed on programs, websites and announced during events
  • You will be invited to exclusive Dean's Circle members-only events
  • You will receive regular Dean's Circle members-only communications
  • You will be included in our semi-annual Giving Challenge
  • Other courtesies

Thank you for your support and partnership. Your contribution opens the door to becoming more involved with NIU and the College of Business on a new level. You are changing lives of hardworking, grateful students that call NIU home.

Join the Dean's Circle

Join the Dean's Circle by emailing Anthony D'Andrea or calling 815-753-1736.

Annual Giving Societies

Dean's Circle ($1,000 - $4,999)
President's Circle ($5,000 and up)

Member Spotlight Archive

Zach Alesandrini
Jeff Bartelt
Mike Brown
Deb Brucker
Chris Cole
Kevin Cleary
Cynthia Crocker
Dennis Dean
Jeff Eckmann
Janyce Fadden
Geoff Gordon
Bill and Paula LeRoy
David Lipien
Nancy & Raymond Powers
Rich Richter
Audrey Southard