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Fellows Leadership Society

Fellows Leadership SocietyThe Major Gift Recognition Program of the ACS Foundation

The Fellows Leadership Society (FLS) recognizes the contributions of Fellows and friends who have invested in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) through a major gift. Through leadership in giving, members of the Fellows Leadership Society enhance the philanthropic example established by the College’s founders. Since the society’s founding in 1987, Fellows and friends of the College have contributed more than $29 million, thereby allowing the College to award millions of dollars in the form of scholarships and research grants to deserving young surgeons as well as support for other ACS nonrevenue programs. 

FLS Membership Privileges

  • Invitations for you and a guest to the annual donor recognition luncheon held during Clinical Congress
  • Premier listing in the Annual Report and on the Foundation website
  • A member ribbon to be worn during Clinical Congress

In addition to the general benefits of FLS membership, Governors Circle (and up) members receive:

  • An ACS Foundation lapel pin
  • Special recognition during the annual Fellows Leadership Society luncheon

Recognition is provided based on cumulative giving history. 

Categories of membership include:

Pinnacle Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $1,000,000 or more

Second Century Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $500,000 or more

Legacy Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $100,000–$500,000

Founders Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $75,000–$100,000

Presidents Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $50,000–$75,000

Regents Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $25,000–$50,000

Governors Circle—Cumulative gifts totaling $10,000–$25,000

Donors Circle—Annual gift of $1,000 or more

To join the Fellows Leadership Society or to find out more about the ACS Foundation's many options for giving, please contact us at 312-202-5338.