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Parents’ Council

About the Council

The Wake Forest Parents’ Council serves as a vehicle for parents of current students to communicate ideas, questions and concerns to the University through their Council representatives.  To contact a member of the Parents’ Council, email parents@wfu.edu and the Office of Parent Programs will help field your question or direct your email to the appropriate Council member.

Parents’ Council members provide Wake Forest with direction by studying issues, offering guidance and acting as liaisons. Parents’ Council members also serve as ambassadors in their geographic area to prospective Wake Forest students.

The Wake Forest Parents’ Council is comprised of approximately one hundred twenty-five couples, representing the parents of over 4,800 undergraduates. The Council meets twice during the school year, once each semester. Terms are two years in length and are renewable. Members are selected based on their interest in and ability to help Wake Forest fulfill its mission.

Activities of the Parents’ Council

Meetings: The Parents’ Council meets twice during the academic year: during Family Weekend in the fall and again during a winter weekend.

First-Year Reach-Out Campaign: Parents’ Council members contact parents of the first-year class in the fall, giving new parents an opportunity to ask questions, voice concerns or provide feedback on their children’s experiences. Council members are asked to contact ten to fifteen families.

Parents’ Campaign of The Wake Forest Fund: Each Parents’ Council member is asked to make an annual contribution to the parents’ campaign of The Wake Forest Fund, Wake Forest’s annual unrestricted giving program. During the 2013-14 campaign, Parents’ Council members contributed over $1.24 million of the $2,806,807 total raised in the parents’ campaign.  Overall, 2,881 current and past Wake Forest families supported the parents’ campaign.

During the spring semester, Parents’ Council members contact first-year parents, seeking their support of the parents’ campaign of The Wake Forest Fund.  If you are a parent and wish to make a gift, you may do so at our secure website (please indicate “The Parents’ Campaign” in the Gift Information section).

Parents’ Council Leadership 2014-15

Parents’ Council Chairs:
Joy and Marc Lautenbach P’14, ’17 – Old Greenwich, CT

Reach Out Chairs:
DeeDee P’15, ’18 and Ed Dalrymple ’72, P’15, ’18

Parents’ Campaign Chairs:
Jane and Jay McGraw P’16 – Short Hills, NJ

Parents’ Council members, 2014-15

list as of August 18, 2014

Rosanne and Peter Aresty P’18 – Mamaroneck, NY

Pamela and Jim Awad P’13, ’16 – New York, NY

Katherine and Jim Bailey P’16 – Atlantic Beach, NC

Mary and John Barnett P’18 – Toronto, ON

Amy and Mike Barry P’18 – Naples, FL

Laura (’94, P’18) and Chris Berry  (’94, P’18) – Charlotte, NC

Aimee Bloom P’18 – Morristown, NJ

Barbara and John Boatwright P’13, ’15 – Mount Pleasant, SC

Betty P’15 and Dan Boyce ’81, P’15 – Raleigh, NC

Claire and Peter Bristow P’17, ’18 – Columbia, SC

Catherine and Steven Brooks P’17 – Montpelier Station, VA

Kathy and Bob Brown P’18 – Bedford, NH

Robyn and Andy Brown P’17 – Bethesda, MD

Hope P’16 and John Bryant ’76, JD ’86, P’16 – Raleigh, NC

Elisabeth and Frank Burch P’17 – Crested Butte, CO

Amy Butler P’09, ’11, ’13, ’16 – Austin, TX

Charlotte and Michael Buxton P’15 – Washington, DC

Melissa P’16 and Harry Bynum ’76, P’10, ’16 – Rocky Mount, NC

Donna P ’14, ’17, and Webb Campbell ’81, P’14, ’17 – Nashville, TN

Kathy and Ollie Carr P’16 – Bethesda, MD

Vanessa and Roy Carroll P’14, ’17 – Greensboro, NC

Karen and Chuck Chaplin P’16 – Greenwich, CT

Julie and Brett Chapman P’15, ’17 – Thousand Oaks, CA

Tonya Crowe-Chinuntdet ’88, MD ’92, P ’17 and John Chinuntdet ’88, P’17 – Mooresville, NC

Torie Clarke and Brian Graham P ’17 – Chevy Chase, MD

Anne MBA ’78, P’16 and Claude Cody P’16 – Houston, TX

Mary Clare and Danny Conwill P’18 – New Orleans, LA

Linda and Cliff Corso P’15 – Mt. Kisco, NY

Donna and John Culbertson P’17 – Moorestown, NJ

Wendy and Larry Culp P’17 – McLean, VA

Evelyn and David Curtis P’11, ’15 – Marietta, GA

DeeDee P ’15, ’18 and Ed Dalrymple ’72, P’15, ’18 – Charlotte, NC

Brooke and Mark Dean P’15, ’18 – Beaufort, SC

Tanja and James Dixon P’15 – Manhasset, NY

Laura and Jim Donald P’18 – Seattle, WA

Melissa and Craig Donaldson P’14, ’16 – Hobe Sound, FL

Rose and Scott Fitzgerald P’17 – Dallas, TX

Diane and Mark Flynn P’17 – Menlo Park, CA

Sharon and Rick Fownes P’14, ’16 – Duxbury, MA

Kitty and Ted Garner P’18 – Charlotte, NC

Kathleen and Greg Garvey P’18 – Fairfield, CT

Tracey and Scott Gerber P’17 – Pound Ridge, NY

Carolyn and Parker Gilbert P’14, ’16 – Bedford, NY

Cheryl and Stephen Goddard P’16 – Richmond, VA

Jane and Greg Greene P’15 – Dallas, TX

Betsy and Mike Greene P’17 – New Canaan, CT

Louise and Lee Gunderson P’15 – New York, NY

Liz and Tom Hale P’16 – Kentfield, CA

Eugenie and Tom Hamilton P’16 – Greenwich, CT

Melissa and Paul Harrison P’15, ’18 – Knoxville, TN

Joanna Wells P’18 and Mark Holt ’83, P’18 – Raleigh, NC

Fonda and Wayne Huizenga P’18 – Delray Beach, FL

Laura Hull Brian Hull P’16 – Manhasset, NY

Jane and Pete Hunsinger P’13, ’17 – New Canaan, CT

Paula and Mark Hurd P’18 – Atherton, CA

Diane and Winston Hutchins P’16 – New York, NY

Kathy and Charlie Izard P’17, ’18 – Charlotte, NC

Ann ’81, P’18 and John Jacobs P’18 – Weston, MA

Angela P ’13, ’15 and Bill James ’84, P’13, ’15 – New York, NY

Tammy and Michael Jones P’16 – Raleigh, NC

Carol and Richard Kalikow P’17 – New York, NY

Meg and Jonathan Kelly P’17 – Weston, MA

Kristen and Mike Kerrigan P ’17 – Dallas, TX

Allison and Ron Kuehn P’17 – Birmingham, AL

Joy and Marc Lautenbach P’14, ’17 – Old Greenwich, CT

Jane and Jeff Lightcap P’17 – Manhasset, NY

Stacie and Dylan Lissette P’18 – Hanover, PA

Harriet and Howard Love P’18 – Hillsborough, CA

Rachel and Bill MacDonald P’18 – Bethesda, MD

Susan and John Mann P’18 – Winston-Salem, NC

Sondi and Bill Mateja P’15 – Dallas, TX

Lisa and Brian McCarthy P’16 – New York, NY

Alisa and Mack McDonald P’15 – Charlotte, NC

Elaine and Paul McElhinney P’15 – Cincinnati, OH

Jane and Jay McGraw P’16 – Short Hills, NJ

Susie and Mark Mead P’18 – Hunting Valley, OH

Sophie and Armour Mellon P’17 – Ligonier, PA

Ann and Michael Mendenhall P’17 – Palo Alto, CT

LeeAnn and Larry Merlo P’16 – East Greenwich, RI

Bowen ’87, P ’14, ’17 and  John Miller ’87, P’14, ’17 – Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Vicky ’84, P ’15 and Bill Mitchener P’15 – Charlotte, NC

Lili and Ambrose Monell P’15 – Palm Beach, FL

Cindy and David Moross P’17 – New York, NY

Heather and Dan Mosley P’17 – Greenwich, CT

Ann Munger P’13, ’15 – Beaufort, SC

Wendy ’89, MBA ’94, P’18 and Elwyn Murray ’89, MBA ’94, P’18 – Purcellville, VA

Michelle and Stan Nelson P’15 – Springfield, VA

Karla and Will Newton P’18 – Jacksonville, FL

Sharon and Junius Nottingham P’13, ’15 – Woodbridge, VA

Ann Marie Etergino and Jim Paragamian P’16 – Chevy Chase, MD

Anna Melissa and Peter Philpott P’16 – Fort Worth, TX

Tracy and Hugo Powell P’18 – Oakville, Ontario

Caroline and Nelson Puett P’15 – Austin, TX

Norma and Russ Ramsey P’16 – Great Falls, VA

Julia Ireland Randall and John Randall P’18 – Locust Valley, NY

Leslie and JR Richardson P’18 – Hilton Head Island, SC

Amy and Ray Rivers P’14, ’17 – Greenwich, CT

Sally and Tim Roemer P’16 – Great Falls, VA

Elise and Rich Ronzetti P’13 – Garden City, NY

Frances ’84, P ’15 and Steve Rowland P’15 – Westport, CT

Genny and Fred Ryan P’16 – Potomac, MD

Laura and Klaus Said P’17 – Greenwich, CT

Lillianne Houdelot Salaverria and Luis Salaverria P ’17 – Santa Tecla, El Salvador

Sonia and Leo Salom P’18 – Toronto, ON

Denise and Marc Schmittlein P’18 – Avon, CT

Pam Schoen P’17 – New York, NY

Stefani and Leonard Shavel P’18 – Greenwich, CT

Anne and Alan Shaw P’15 – Cornelius, NC

Mary and Bob Shue P’13, ’17 – Chevy Chase, MD

Sabrina and Greg Smith P’16 – Alexandria, VA

Loraine and Don Stuart P’16 – Austin, TX

Beth and Jerry Tarde P’16, ’18 – Fairfield, CT

Bob Taylor P’16 – New Hope, PA

Marcel Telles P’18 – Sao Paulo, Brazil

Ann and Don Terwilliger P’16 – Mendham, NJ

Laurie and David Thiemann P’14, ’18 – St. Louis, MO

Cindy ’84, P’08, ’10, 15 and Jim Thompson P’08, ’10, ’15 – Memphis, TN

Cornie and Dick Thornburgh P’15 – Darien, CT and Palm Beach, FL

Ann and Steve Tighe P’16 – Bronxville, NY

Margaret and John Torell P’15 – Bronxville, NY

Shannan ’87, P’15, ’17 and Doug Townsend ‘88, P’15, ’17 – Siler City, NC

Elizabeth and Paul Walker P’18 – Pasadena, CA

Chris and Dan Ward P’13, ’15, ’18 – Potomac, MD

Liz and Todd Warnock P’16 – Winnetka, IL

Leslee and Craig West P’17 – Raleigh, NC

Kathleen and Terry White P’15 – Metairie, LA

Juliet and Stephen Wiehe P’17 – Raleigh, NC

Marilyn and Chris Winters P’14, 16 – Houston, TX

Linda and Perry Woodside P’16 – Charleston, SC

Deborah and Steve Yurco P’17 – Austin, TX

 

Trustee Ex-Officio Members

Ruth E and Frank Holding P’13, ’16 – Raleigh, NC

Adriane P’12, ’17 and John McAvoy ’82, P’12, ’17 – Charleston, SC

Susan and Michael Selverian P’13, ’16 – St. Davids, PA

Sue P’18 and Dave Wahrhaftig MBA ’18, P’18 – Larchmont, NY

Sheila and Seth Waugh P ’17 – North Palm Beach, FL


For further information, please contact:

Minta A. McNally (’74, P ’02, ’06)
Associate Vice President & Executive Director of Parent Programs
Office of University Advancement

Betsy Chapman (’92, MA ’94)
Director of Parent Programs
Office of University Advancement