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Greetings from the ICAA President!

Aimee Bell

ICAA President

Associate Dean, Development & External Relations at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University

Welcome to the Independent Colleges Advancement Association website! I am proud and honored to serve as the 2023-24 president of this organization. As our name indicates, we are a group of varied college advancement professionals, working on behalf of today’s private institutions, primarily in Ohio and surrounding states. But, our organization is much, much more.

We offer our members professional development, networking, education, and opportunities to collaborate and find community. In a time when smaller, private colleges are facing numerous challenges, this sharing of ideas and good practices helps all of us to work smarter and connect with colleagues that become lifelong friends.

I hope you will consider becoming a member institution. Membership is $125 annually and is based per institution, offering everyone in your institution the opportunity to participate in ICAA’s benefits for one cost. In addition to our workshops and annual summer conference, there are numerous opportunities to volunteer with ICAA through our Executive Committee and workshop and summer planning committees.

If you have any questions about ICAA, please feel free to reach out to me directly at or visit our membership section for more information. I hope to see you at our next event!

Aimee Bell
ICAA President

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ICAA Annual Dues are now due on a rolling basis. Electronic reminders will be sent 30 days prior to when an institution's registration is set to expire. Annual dues are $125 per member-institution per year, and includes all staff members of that member institution. Dues may be paid by logging into your account. Paying online is quick, convenient and secure. We accept American Express, MasterCard and Visa. Thank you! Your Executive Committee works hard to give you an excellent value in membership and programming at an extremely affordable rate!

If your school is not currently a member institution of ICAA, there are many exciting things happening with our professional-development organization! Visit the membership link above to register your school as a member of ICAA.

Upcoming Events

2024 ICAA Summer Conference

The 2024 ICAA Summer Conference will be held Tuesday, July 30 - Thursday, August 1, 2024 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Dublin, OH. The cost for this year's conference is $300, which includes all educational programming, networking opportunities and select meals.