University-Wide Parent Council

Parents Leadership Council

The Parents Leadership Council is an advisory and advocacy group whose members serve as ambassadors on behalf of the university. PLC members focus on networking with fellow parents, with the ultimate goal of creating a philanthropic community supporting Georgetown University.

Laurel Epstein, Parent Leadership Council chair

Staff Contact: Meg Pagonis
Director of Development for Parents
Georgetown University
Office of Advancement
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW,
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-687-7873
Fax: 202-687-4722

School-Based Parent Councils

College Board of Advisors

The primary purpose of the College Board of Advisors is to serve as a sounding board for the dean of the College. Members include alumni, parents and friends who work in cooperation with the dean and staff in order to promote the College's mission and fundraising priorities. The board serves as ambassadors and advocates for the College to the Georgetown community. For more information about this board, please contact Erin DeLoach, Senior Director of Development for Georgetown College at 202-687-8268.

School of Nursing & Health Studies Board of Advisors

The Parents Council which was formed in 1996 to create a forum for parents of current students to advise School of Nursing & Health Studies (NHS) leadership about ways to enhance the student experience and to provide overall support for the School, most especially in fundraising was recently merged with the SNHS Board of Visitors to form one board, the SNHS Board of Advisors. For more information about this board, please contact Paula Frishman, Director of Development for the School of Nursing & Health Studies.

McDonough School of Business Parents Advisory Council

Members of the MSB Parents Advisory Council serve as advisors and advocates who help foster a sense of community among the parents of McDonough students. Serving as ambassadors on behalf of the McDonough School, PAC members focus on networking with fellow parents with the ultimate goal of creating a philanthropic community that can fund the enriching student educational opportunities provided by the McDonough School. Members of the council lead by example, with personal contributions, and will forge and maintain key relationships among other philanthropically inclined parents. For more information about this board, please contact Matilda Carpenter, Senior Director of Development for the McDonough School of Business at 202-687-6674.

Hoyas Unlimited Parent Committee

Members of the Hoyas Unlimited Parent Committee seek to enhance the student-athlete experience at Georgetown by supporting the 29 sports on campus. Members assist the Athletics Department through philanthropy and by building a strong community among student-athlete parents through leadership opportunities and enhancing communications.

Hoyas Unlimited

Regional Events

University events are held across the United States and abroad for parents. Please check here for a listing of regional events that are open to parents. In addition, parents are welcome and encouraged to attend regional Georgetown Club events.

Each summer, Georgetown parents and alumni typically host student send-off events in more than 35 cities for incoming freshmen and transfer students. Here is a list of where these events were held in July and August 2012. Please check back here in late May for details of 2013 events.

Albany, NY
Austin, TX
Annapolis, MD
Boston, MA
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Dallas, TX
Fairfield County, CT
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Central Connecticut
Cleveland, OH
Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles, CA
Miami, FL
Milwaukee, WI
Minneapolis, MN
Northern NJ
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
Palm Beach, FL
Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix, AZ
Pittsburgh, PA
Portland, OR
Puerto Rico
South Carolina
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
St. Louis, MO
Syracuse, NY
Tampa, FL
Washington, DC
Seattle, WA

Contact Information

Need to get in touch with the Georgetown University Advancement Office's staff liaison? Here's how:

Meg Pagonis
Director of Development for Parents
Georgetown University
Office of Advancement
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 4000
Phone: 202-687-7873
Fax: 202-687-4722

Directions to Campus Events

Here's where to find driving directions to Georgetown and close-up maps of the campus.

Did You Know?
  • The Georgetown Parents Giving Program, in coordination with university Advancement staff, raises more than $10 million in new gift commitments for the university each year, making it one of the most philanthropic parent communities.
  • Georgetown is one of the most economically diverse universities in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2012 edition of America's Best Colleges. It is also highly ranked in the guide's "Great Schools, Great Prices" category.
  • For the 8th year in a row, Georgetown was named a "Top Producing Institution" for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In the 2011-2012 academic year, a record 20 current students and recent alumni received Fulbright Scholarships. Additionally, 23 hoyas, including President Bill Clinton SFS'68, have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships; 21 have been selected as Marshall scholars; 23 have received Mellon Fellowships. Truman Scholarships, for study leading to public service, have been bestowed upon 26 students since 1977.
  • In September 2012, for the second year in a row, Georgetown ranked third among colleges and universities of its size in contributing graduating seniors to Teach For America making TFA the top employer of Georgetown seniors. Last fall, Georgetown contributed 61 graduates to the incoming corps and 416 alumni have taught as corps members.
  • Famous Georgetown alumni include former President Bill Clinton (F'68), author and playwright John Guare (C'60, H'91), U.S. Speaker of the House Steny Hoyer (L'66), Washington Capitals, Wizards, and Mystics majority owner Ted Leonsis (C'77), U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (C'57), former first lady of California Maria Shriver (C'77), former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue (C'62), Hall of Fame basketball player Patrick Ewing (C'85) and actor Bradley Cooper (C'97).
  • Although Georgetown has been named one of the nation's top 25 universities for two decades by U.S. News & World Report (it was No. 22 in the magazine's 2012 college guide), the size of its endowment is 61st in national rankings.