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.

Laurie and Rob Platek (Parents '13, '16, '18), Parent Leadership Council co-chairs

Staff Contact: Meg Pagonis
Senior 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
mlc44@georgetown.edu

Parents Ambassador Circle

The Parents Ambassador Circle is comprised of dedicated parents helping to foster a sense of community among parents of Georgetown students. By sharing their time as spokespeople for private philanthropic support, members enjoy developing a deeper connection with the university and raising awareness about Georgetown’s future. The Parents Ambassador Circle consists of families who lead by example with annual contributions of $5,000 or more and forge key relationships among other philanthropically inclined parents.

Members will have the opportunity to serve as a well-informed representative of the parent community. As an advocate for Georgetown and a resource for families in your geographic area, you will be invited to attend and/or host regional parent or alumni events when possible. Additionally, we would like to welcome you to campus this October, during Parents Weekend 2014, for our inaugural meeting and the chance to deepen your relationship with the Hoya community.

Staff Contact: Darcy Phillips
Assistant Director of Development for Parents
Georgetown University
Office of Advancement
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-687-8342
Cell: 202-527-5478
dfp10@georgetown.edu

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, Senior 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 Sharon Gibson, Director of Development for the McDonough School of Business at 202-687-8167.

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.

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 summer 2013. Please check back here in June for details of 2014 events.

Albany, NY
Austin, TX
Annapolis, MD
Boston, MA
Charlotte, NC
Chicago, IL
Cincinnati, OH
Dallas, TX
Delaware
Fairfield County, CT
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Georgia
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
Utah
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
Senior Director of Development for Parents
Georgetown University
Office of Advancement
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW, Suite 4000
Phone: 202-687-7873
Fax: 202-687-4722
mlc44@georgetown.edu

Darcy Phillips
Assistant Director of Development for Parents
Georgetown University
Office of Advancement
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: 202-687-8342
Cell: 202-527-5478
dfp10@georgetown.edu

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.
  • Year after year, Georgetown attracts the nation's top students. Nearly 20,000 students, vying for about 1,580 spots, applied to Georgetown last fall to join the Class of 2018. Only 17 percent of applicants were accepted and we continue to be the 20th most selective university in the nation. Our students garner some of the most prestigious awards in higher education, most graduating in the top 3.6 percent of their class, and our faculty members are recognized with scholastic prizes for their groundbreaking research and publications.
  • For the 10th year in a row, Georgetown was named a "Top Producing Institution" for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. In the 2013-2014 academic year, 13 current students and recent alumni received Fulbright Scholarships. Additionally, 23 hoyas, including President Bill Clinton (F'68), have been awarded Rhodes Scholarships; 22 have been selected as Marshall scholars; 24 have received Mellon Fellowships. Truman Scholarships, for study leading to public service, have been bestowed upon 26 students since 1977.
  • In September 2013, Georgetown was tied for second place with Penn 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 40 graduates to the incoming corps and 525 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. 20 in the magazine's 2014 college guide), the size of its endowment is 64th in national rankings.