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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 aibell@lec.edu 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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Membership Investment Increase Starting September 1, 2024

If you’re reading this, you understand the value of an ICAA membership. It’s one of the best deals you will find for your entire organization to gain access to benefits such as professional development opportunities, networking, benchmarking, job postings and volunteer opportunities all for only $125/year for an institutional membership. It’s a steal that some might even call an undervalued investment. And, honestly, we’re not even sure how long it’s been since we’ve increased our membership investment cost – maybe before the iPhone was invented!

Keeping that in mind, as well as the increasing costs associated with professional development opportunities, ICAA will be raising our membership investment cost beginning on Sept. 1, 2024 to $200/year for institutional membership. This will help ensure we can continue to provide value and benefit to our members. Remember, this is an institutional membership investment and allows everyone at your institution to participate in ICAA at this one very reasonable fee. Thank you for your continued support of ICAA!

If you would like to renew your institutional membership early, prior to the Sept. 1, 2024 increase, please click here.

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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.

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