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,'18), Parent Leadership Council co-chairs
Staff Contact: Meg Pagonis
Senior Director of Development for Parents
Office of Advancement
3300 Whitehaven Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
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.
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 Abbey Roach, Associate Director of Development for the Office of Medical Center Advancement.
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.
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 have been held:
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Kansas City, MO
Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Orange County, CA
Palm Beach, FL
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
St. Louis, MO
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Directions to Campus Events
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Did You Know?
- In Georgetown's For Generations to Come campaign, non-alumni parents have given over $122 million to support making it one of the most philanthropic parent communities in the country.
- Year after year, Georgetown attracts the nation's top students. Over 20,000 students, vying for about 1,580 spots, applied to Georgetown last fall to join the Class of 2020. Only 16.4 percent of applicants were accepted and we continue to be one of the most selective universities in the nation. Our students garner some of the most prestigious awards in higher education, most graduating in the top of their class, and our faculty members are recognized with scholastic prizes for their groundbreaking research and publications.
- 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), 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). See more famous alumni.
- 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. 21 in the magazine's 2016 college guide), the size of its endowment is relatively small in comparison. Learn more about Georgetown's endowment.