About the Parents Council
The Quinnipiac Parents Council is composed of approximately 25 families of undergraduate students, representing the parents of 6,200 undergraduates. The council members help the University by acting as ambassadors for first-year families, as well as conducting the annual parents campaign for the Quinnipiac Fund. In addition, the council studies issues and offers guidance to the University. The current parents campaign raises close to $600,000 annually, and through the outreach efforts of the council, we expect to raise $1 million annually to support the University's mission and priorities.
The Parents Council meets once during the fall semester and once in the spring semester. Terms are two years in length and are renewable. Members are selected based on their interest in Quinnipiac University and their ability to help Quinnipiac advance its mission. Robert and Shelley Massey '88 are the 2011-12 Parents Council chairs. Read a message from them.
Activities of the Parents Council
Parents Council members will contact 20 to 30 freshmen families in October, giving new parents an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on their student's experiences.
The Parents Council will help seek support for the parents campaign of the Quinnipiac Fund-the University's academic excellence and national prominence giving program. Gifts to the parents campaign provide immediate long-term support for the current priorities of the president and Board of Trustees by supporting student scholarships and creating endowed chairs and professorships. This in turn provides support for the University's academic programs, financial aid for students, and faculty initiatives. In the spring, Parents Council members will contact those same freshmen families to seek support for the parents campaign.
Stewardship Support of Quinnipiac
Parents Council members traditionally contribute to the parents campaign. Council members are asked to make a leadership gift to the parents campaign by joining one of the upper-level Quinnipiac Fund giving societies (from $2,500-$25,000+ annually).
Important Dates for 2012-2013:
Friday, Oct. 12, 2012
Parents Council Fall Meeting -- (coincides with Parents + Family Weekend)
8 a.m. Orientation for new Parents Council members
9 a.m. Meeting of the Parents Council
5:30 p.m. Reception with President Lahey for Parents Council members and their students
7-9 p.m. Midnight Madness and Student Performer Showcase
Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012
2 p.m. Parent Leadership Gift Society reception
4 p.m. Men's ice hockey game
Saturday, April 6, 2013
2 p.m. Orientation for new Parents Council members
2:30 p.m. Meeting of the Parents Council
5:30 p.m. Reception with University administrators for Parents Council members and their students
Saturday, May 4, 2013 - Pine Orchard Yacht and Country Club -- Branford, Conn.
1 p.m. Parent Leadership Gift Society reception
2:15-3 p.m. boat ride
For more information about Parents Council, please contact:
Nick Wormley '00, MBA '02
Director of development for parents and families