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Parent Engagement and Philanthropy

Parent Leadership Council

Join an active network of parents and family members who work closely with President Eric Spina and Karen Spina to advocate for students and increase the awareness of UD resources through their leadership, philanthropy and volunteerism. Interested in learning more or joining? Let us know!

  • How the PLC Works
  • What to Expect
  • Why You Should Join
  • Council Members Explain PLC Benefits

    In the PLC, you’ll see how the University creates opportunities for students while you build strong relationships across the Flyer community.

    Your Voice Matters

    Through the PLC, your involvement and philanthropy will continually enhance the student experience and UD’s academic excellence. Your feedback will help the University improve in areas where we can be better and celebrate those where we excel.

    Make a Difference

    The PLC works to ensure that every student has access to all UD has to offer. You will also help senior leadership to shape the future of UD family engagement. Together, we create meaningful connections and a closer community — for the benefit of all students.

    Ready to join?
    PLC Members, the Raglands

    “UD became a very special part of our lives from the moment our son and daughter enrolled, so we choose to be involved with the University that gives our children so much.”

    —Peter and Erin Ragland

    PLC Members, the Raglands

    “UD became a very special part of our lives from the moment our son and daughter enrolled, so we choose to be involved with the University that gives our children so much.”

    —Peter and Erin Ragland

    Parent Leadership Council Expectations

    • Make a philanthropic investment in the University commensurate with their ability and affinity for UD with a suggested donation of $2,500 annually. PLC members are also asked to consider a legacy contribution during or after their tenure on the PLC.
    • Provide feedback and engage in a discussion on University priorities at two council meetings per year.
    • Attend or host UD events, receptions or other gatherings in your Flyer community.
    • Encourage other parents, your student and friends to participate in One Day, One Dayton (UD’s giving day).
    • Facilitate communication among parents in your social networks.

    • Serve as a parent ambassador at receptions for both prospective and admitted families in your area.
    • Serve as a Giving Day Ambassador.
    • Welcome incoming families to UD by connecting with new UD families in your area.
    • Thank other parent donors who make annual gifts to UD.
    • Leverage corporate relationships to create career pathways for students.
    • Identify and encourage other prospective families to join the PLC.

    • Meaningful impact through your philanthropy and engaged volunteerism.
    • Close connections with UD leadership and the Office of the President.
    • Exclusive access to discuss topics of interest to parents with UD leadership at meetings and conference calls.
    • To build community with fellow parents through outreach, regional events and on-campus opportunities.
    • The opportunity to educate your UD student on giving back through your example.


    Your University Partners
    Bridget Holt

    Director of Parent Engagement and Philanthropy

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    Lori Hoagland '19

    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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