What is the Visionary Leadership Circle?

The Visionary Leadership Circle is comprised of a distinguished group of donors who are dedicated to supporting the long-term vision and mission of TISA. These are the individuals who go beyond dreaming of better communities & stronger leaders by investing in their vision to bring it to fruition.

Our Mission

TISA’s mission is to cultivate generations of world class doers and thinkers who lead from an Islamic paradigm while engaging contemporary challenges and opportunities.

Our Vision

TISA’s vision is a world constantly bettered by religious scholarship and ethical leadership. 

How Does it Work?

Visionary Leadership Circle members commit to donating at least $5k annually for a minimum of three years.

Membership Benefits:

  • A special annual Visionary Leadership Circle report that discusses the impact of your gift.
  • Exclusive, complimentary VIP Tickets to TISA banquets. Invitation to Member-only events, meet & greets, and think tank sessions.
  • Participation in intimate leadership-only events to provide input about future plans and activities.
  • Create your own scholarship and name the awards in honor/memory of a loved one.
  • Recognition as a distinguished supporter with a framed Visionary Leadership Circle Certificate.



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How are the Funds Invested?

Visionary Leadership Circle funds ensure the sustainability of the organization by investing in the development, infrastructure, staffing and resources, as well as student scholarships and financial aid. 

Your support is crucial to maintaining TISA’s commitment to providing world class training and education to current and aspiring leaders across the nation. 

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The Results of Your Investment

Through this 3-5 year commitment, Visionary Leadership Circle Members ensure that TISA sustains the quality of our investment in community leadership for generations to come. 

These investments empower bold, collaborative, and inspiring leaders to transform and advance our communities, our country, and our world with the education and training they need to thrive.


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Going Beyond this Worldly Benefit

By investing in the education and training of Muslim Leaders, TISA’s Visionary Leadership Circle Members establish a Saadiqa Jaariya that can, not only continue to benefit the community for generations, but also create an ongoing source of blessing and reward in the next life, bi’ithnillah. The Prophet (saw) said:

‘When a person dies, his deeds come to an end except for three: Saadiqa Jaariyah (a continuous charity), or knowledge from which benefit is gained, or a righteous child who prays for him.’ (Muslim)

Visionary Leadership Circle members have the opportunity to make a lasting and widespread impact, not only for their communities, but for their own souls, long after they are gone. 

Getting Started

To get started, please fill out the VLC interest form and our Development Department will contact you.

Have Questions?

Contact our VLC Leadership Team:

Dr. Abdul Alim KhandekarVice Chair of Board, Endowment Committee Chair, VLC Program Chair                    
Email: endowment@islamicseminary.us

Phone: (214) 484 – 1309

Thank you and Jazakallahu Khairan for considering TISA for establishing a continuous charity to help transform your community today, tomorrow, and beyond. 

Download our printable brochure: TISA VLC Brochure – 2024