About the Parents’ 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 Family Engagement 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, acting as liaisons, and leading the Parents’ Campaign of the Wake Forest Fund. 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 185 families who have been invited to represent the parents of over 4,900 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.



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

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 2021-2022 campaign, Parents’ Council members contributed 51% of the $5,121,149 raised in the Parents’ Campaign. Overall, 3,564 current and past Wake Forest families supported the Parents’ Campaign.

Throughout the academic year, the Parents’ Campaign chairs send messages to parents and families, seeking their support of the parents’ campaign of The Wake Forest Fund. If you are a parent or family member 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 2022-2023

Parents’ Council Chairs

Burwell and Chip Schorr P’23, P’23
New York, NY

Parents’ Campaign Chairs

Anne and Robert Pedrero P’24
San Francisco, CA

Parents’ Council Members, 2022-23

First NamesLast NameHome CityState
Liz and RJShookBoca RatonFL
Cindy and JeffKuchmanBokeeliaFL
Daniela and KunalKamlaniCoconut GroveFL
Liz and JonathanFitzpatrickCoral GablesFL
Charlotte and JeffHicksCoral GablesFL
Jenny and DiegoRodríguezCoral GablesFL
Karin and CharlesGoldstuckGulf StreamFL
Jorgette and John SmithGulf StreamFL
Susan and Oak StrawbridgeHobe SoundFL
Andrea and DrewFrickJacksonvilleFL
Laura and Jay MooreJacksonvilleFL
Keely and WoodyWoodallJacksonvilleFL
Loree and JohnEcksteinJacksonville BeachFL
Dawn and Rod CrawfordJupiterFL
JenniferCamel-TouegKey BiscayneFL
Marisa and PatDwyerMiamiFL
Darlene and Jorge PérezMiamiFL
Kaveri and AurobindSatpathyMiamiFL
Shawna and Jay OwenNorth Palm BeachFL
Penny and GaryKosinskiOcean RidgeFL
Missy and RickSternePalm BeachFL
Beth and BeauTaylorPalm BeachFL
Carmen and CaliGarcia-VelezPinecrestFL
Jennifer and PeterCollinsTampaFL
Tina and GuyRevelleTampa,FL
Sara and David Scaife ScaifeVero BeachFL
Jackie and BeauBreckenridgeWest Palm BeachFL

For More Information

Minta A. McNally (’74, P ’02, ’06)
Associate Vice President & Executive Director, Office of Family Engagement

Brad McIlwain (P’07)
Director of Family Giving, Office of Family Engagement