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Parent Leadership Council

Parent Leadership Council

Statement of Purpose

The mission of the Parent Leadership Council is to help build community among parents of undergraduate students; to enhance the experience of students as they learn, lead and serve; and to provide advice and support to University leadership in advancing UD through thought-partnership and philanthropy.

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  • Parent Leadership Council Executive Committee (8)
    Chairs (1), Philanthropy Chairs (1), Engagement Chairs (1) and up to five committee members
  • Advancement Support (1.5)
    Holt / Hoagland
  • Philanthropy Committee (5)
    Chairs (1) supported by work group of 4 committee members
  • Engagement Committee (5)
    Chairs (1) supported by work group of 4 committee members
  • Council (80)
    40 member families in FY19; 60 in FY20; 80 in FY21 & beyond

Committees and Membership

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  • Advises UD president and Parent Engagement and Philanthropy program director
  • Participates in roundtable discussions on issues of critical importance to UD
  • Chair hosts on-campus council meetings twice a year
  • Welcomes incoming council members – phone calls, handwritten notes, host at first meeting
  • Identifies/recommends new families for the council
  • Members make personally meaningful contributions to their program(s) of choice

  • Advises on parent giving strategies and funding to enhance the student experience
  • Chair shares fundraising updates at council meetings
  • Chair signs appeals to parent audiences
  • Members:
    • thank parent donors – handwritten notes or calls
    • make solicitation calls to parent audiences
    • volunteer during UD’s first Giving Day in April
    • partner on face-to-face parent visits as appropriate
    • donate to their program(s) of choice ($2,500 minimum)

  • Advises on parent partnership opportunities, such as:
    • Admissions – recruitment events, admitted student days, welcome calls, new student welcome events
    • Student Development – Parent Orientation, Family Weekend, health and wellness, housing, etc.
    • Career Services – Internships, co-ops, vocational discernment, mentoring and coaching
    • Other – communicating with the UD parent community, supporting first-generation college students, campus ministry and faith formation, social justice, etc.
  • Serves in a leadership role for the UD Alumni Community, specifically supporting events such as parent receptions, care package parties, prayer circles, etc
  • Members donate to their program(s) of choice ($2,500 minimum)

  • Attends on-campus meetings twice per year
  • Participates in local UD Alumni Community events
  • Provides feedback on the UD parent and student experiences
  • Introduces UD to corporate and community organizations that may wish to work with UD students, faculty, staff and/or alumni
  • Builds social/career network through connections with likeminded UD parents, alumni and friends
  • Members donate to program of choice ($2,500 minimum)

Attendees of the Spring Parent Leadership Council meeting at UD Arena

Attendees of the Spring Parent Leadership Council meeting had the opportunity to tour UD Arena.

Attendees of the Spring Parent Leadership Council meeting at UD Arena

Attendees of the Spring Parent Leadership Council meeting had the opportunity to tour UD Arena.

Bridget Holt

Director of Parent Engagement and Philanthropy

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Lori Hoagland P'20

Relationship Management Process Specialist

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CONTACT

Parent Engagement and Philanthropy

Daniel J. Curran Place
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 7053
937-229-2988
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