Leadership Circle recognizes donors who make a cumulative investment totaling $1,000 or more during the fiscal year. It is a new initiative launched under President Tarek Sobh who feels passionately about building a strong culture of philanthropy at Lawrence Tech.

As one of his first priorities as LTU’s 8th President, Dr. Sobh is well aware of the endless possibilities charitable support provides. To honor this commitment to strengthening the culture of philanthropy at Lawrence Tech, the Leadership Circle has been created to inspire alumni and friends to partner with LTU. As a Leadership Circle member, you can help design what LTU’s students and faculty bring to life, laying the foundation to build a future full of possibility…together.

There are endless ways to impact LTU through Leadership Circle gifts. You have the opportunity to designate your support to an area(s) of greatest interest to you including scholarships, facilities, academic programs, research and/or the Annual Fund. Leadership Circle donors ensure students are on a path to success and well on their way to expanding their impact as the next generation of leaders.

Philanthropy is the cornerstone to problem solving... to opening doors to new ways of thinking... to seizing new opportunities and propelling a vision forward... and always to making a difference in the lives of others.

LTU President




or more per year


$7,500 - $9,999

per year


$5,000 - $7,499

per year


$2,500 - $4,999

per year


$1,000 - $2,499

per year


$250 - $999

per year

Graduates of the last decade that give at this level will be acknowledged as Affiliates of LTU's Leadership Circle.

Recognition is based on cumulative gifts made during LTU’s fiscal year (July 1–June 30).

*Are you an LTU graduate within the last 10 years? Have a look at our G.O.L.D. Circle Giving Levels.

Leadership Circle donors receive exclusive services and recognition:

  • Annual recognition materials
  • Recognition in the annual Donor Honor Roll
  • Invitations to special LTU programming and events
  • VIP access at home football games

Be the blueprint for the future by joining the Leadership Circle, as your gifts will allow LTU to transform possibilities into realities. Possible starts with you!



“With this generous support, donors made my future dreams of becoming an electrical engineer possible. At LTU, my life positively changed thanks to opportunities to gain work experience, overcome personal challenges and acquire understanding of my career path. Scholarship support makes my dreams possible and inspires other women pursuing careers in engineering as well.”

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Class of 2024

“I received the University Honors Scholarship, as well as an athletic scholarship for Golf. I would like to thank all the donors who made my experience possible and beneficial. My favorite memory from LTU was when our electric motor for Formula Electric spun for the first time. I would not have accessed experiences like this without donor support and for that I will forever be grateful.”

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Class of 2021
Masters of Science in Engineering Management
Class of 2023


“My life has changed tremendously since coming to LTU. With my connections, in the classroom and out, I’ve obtained a job, received a scholarship, joined multiple campus organizations, and found my love for science. I wouldn’t be who I am without the opportunities LTU donors have made possible. ‘Thank you’ isn’t enough to express how truly grateful I am.”

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering
Class of 2023


Common questions about giving to Lawrence Tech appear below. If you don’t find the answer you’re looking for, please use our contact form and someone from the Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement team would be happy to assist you. Thank you for your interest in investing in the future of LTU!

By supporting Lawrence Technological University, you are changing the lives of every student and the community. Participation by alumni and friends is necessary to keep up with evolving technologies and student needs. Your gift will provide the tools needed to help students to succeed in becoming tomorrow's leaders.
Every gift makes a difference and is appreciated, but we are challenging alumni and friends to consider a gift of at least $1,000 annually. This builds such a strong base of support that enables LTU to provide more scholarships, establish new programs and initiatives that give students an exceptional academic and extracurricular experience, and purchase equipment and new technology. Leadership Circle members build a strong and steady base of support.
The Leadership Circle recognizes donors who make a cumulative investment totaling $1,000 or more during the fiscal year. The G.O.L.D. Circle recognizes donors who are graduates of the last decade (2012 - 2022) who make a cumulative investment of at least $250 or more during the fiscal year.
  1. Yes, please email the Office of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement at giving@ltu.edu or call us at 248.204.2300 to set up your recurring gift. We encourage you to pay by debit/credit card and make your final gift by June 30th in order to receive Leadership Circle benefits and be included in our honor roll.
  2. Sample set up gift can include:
    1. $250 (or starting at $21/month)
    2. $500 (or starting at $42/month)
    3. $1,000 (or starting at $84/month)
    4. $2,500 (or starting at $203/month)
The G.O.L.D. (Graduates of the Last Decade) Circle is an affiliate program of the Leadership Circle. Alumni who are eligible for G.O.L.D. membership are those who have graduated (undergraduate or graduate) in the last 10 years (2012-2022).


To learn more about how you can make an impact on LTU at the Leadership Circle level, please contact:

Jay Redman
Associate Director of Leadership Annual Giving