The Institute for Leadership Advancement (ILA) is a leading component of Terry's move toward educational excellence initiatives. By developing values-based impact-driven leaders, ILA prepares graduates to lead organizations across the region, country and world. ILA furthers Terry's reputation and provides a valuable service to business. By financially supporting ILA you can be a part of a transformational change that Terry offers future generations of business leaders.

Participate as a Corporate Sponsor and help create a new class of leaders.

$10,000 Level — receive recognition:

  • ILA website
  • ILA graduation program
  • Annual student orientations and alumni events
  • Terry Leadership Speaker Series
  • Executive for a Day

$15,000 Level — all of the above plus:

  • Invitation to speak to a class
  • Opportunity to host students for corporate site visits

$25,000 Level — all of the above plus:

  • Invitations to sponsor etiquette event or opportunity to host students for case study

ILA Corporate Sponsors are recognized through inclusion in the Terry Dean’s Circle of Giving. Recognition opportunities may be available for substantial endowment gifts.

Current Sponsors

$25,000 Level

  • Bolthouse Farms
  • Georgia Power
  • UPS

$15,000 Level

  • Chick-fil-A
  • EY
  • Newell Brands
  • Synovus

$10,000 Level

  • Caterpillar Financial
  • Frederic Thomas USA
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • KPMG
  • Regions
  • Yancey Brothers

History

Established in 2001, with an initial investment from retired Coca-Cola executive Earl T. Leonard, ILA has been inspiring "new" leaders to serve their communities and organizations from a perspective grounded in ethics and personal values. To facilitate this mission, Leonard and other early donors provided operating funds to support innovative undergraduate leadership programs that enhance the expertise students gain from their academic majors.

What we do

ILA students apply theoretical learning to personal assessment, development exercises and community service initiatives to enhance their understanding of personal and organizational leadership effectiveness. Through these programs — the Leonard Leadership Scholars Program (exclusively for Terry College majors) and the ILA Leadership Fellows Program (for students in any UGA major) students learn and experience leadership and its ability to enhance the lives of others — locally and globally. Since its inception, over 1000 UGA students have graduated from ILA leadership development programs. These students — some of the best and brightest at the University and highly recruited by top companies — demonstrate academic excellence, leadership capability and a commitment to values-based leadership.

For more information, please contact Laura Little or Heather Howarth