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Mission

OUR
MISSION

ILLINI FOR CHARITABLE OPPORTUNITIES AND NETWORKING

ICON Collective's core function is to secure charitable contributions and offer meaningful NIL partnerships to Fighting Illini student-athletes for their participation in community service initiatives in the local Champaign-Urbana community and beyond. Additionally, ICON Collective infuses meaningful life and entrepreneurial skills to positively impact the lives of Illini student-athletes long after their time at the University of Illinois.

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THE ICON BUSINESS COALITION IS A PATHWAY FOR BUSINESSES OF ALL SIZES, INDUSTRIES AND REGIONS TO DIRECTLY IMPACT THE FUTURE OF FIGHTING ILLINI ATHLETICS

CURRENT MEMBERS

How It Works

HOW IT WORKS

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Individual or business makes a charitable contribution to ICON

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ICON arranges community service activity

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ICON invites student-athlete(s) to participate in community service activity

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Student-athletes complete required service activity

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ICON initiates payment directly to student-athlete

READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

STORIES

STORIES

Our Impact
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OUR IMPACT

"Partnering with ICON to provide opportunities for Stephens Family YMCA youth to interact with the student-athletes has been incredible. While stars on the court or on the field, the athletes are humble and outstanding with our kids.

The interactions whether it be playing a game of knock-out, singing karaoke, helping with homework, reading a book, or simply hanging out are interactions these kids will never forget. Lifetime memories are certainly being made. The student-athletes are a positive influence, something every kid could use more of. The difference the student-athletes are making in the lives of our young adults is immeasurable."

Renae Cory

Development & Marketing Director

Stephens Family YMCA

COMMUNITY PARTNERS