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 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 one hundred forty couples who have been invited to represent 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.

For More Information

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

Betsy Chapman (’92, MA ’94)
Executive Director of Family Communications and Volunteer Management,
University Advancement

Brad McIlwain (P’07)
Director of Family Giving,
University Advancement

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.

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 2016-17 campaign, Parents’ Council members contributed nearly $2.2 million of the $3.5 million raised in the Parents’ Campaign. Overall, 3,129 current and past Wake Forest families supported the Parents’ Campaign.

During the spring semester, the Parents’ Council sends a message to 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 2017-18

Parents’ Council Chairs:
Stacie and Dylan Lissette P’18 – Hanover, PA

Parents’ Campaign Chairs:
Mary and Gary Pinkus P’20 – Woodside, CA

Assistant Parents’ Campaign Chairs for Alumni Families:
Wendy ’89, MBA ’94, P’18, ’20 and Elwyn Murray ’89, MBA ’94, P’18, ’20 – Purcellville, VA

Assistant Parents’ Campaign Chairs for Past Parents and Families:
Betsy and Mike Greene P’17, ’21  – New Canaan, CT

 Parents’ Council members, 2017-18

Leslie and Tony Anagnostakis P’18 – Bronxville, NY

Dayna and Steve Anderson P’18 – Great Falls, VA

Rosanne and Peter Aresty P’18 – Mamaroneck, NY

Beth and Anthony Armstrong P’20 – San Francisco, CA

Margaret and Dewey Awad P’20 – Weston, MA

Deanna and Aaron Banks P’18 – Woodbridge, VA

Mary and John Barnett P’18 – North Palm Beach, FL

Susan and Kenneth Bartee P’20 – Herndon, VA

Anna P’17, ’19 and Cliff Benson III ’88, P’17, ’19 – Raleigh, NC

Tami and Mike Berczuk P’14, ’19 – Greenwich, CT

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

Shelley Slade P’21 and Mark Betts P’21 – McLean, VA

Wendy MBA ’91, P’19 and Jay Bilas P’19 – Charlotte, NC

Michele and Scott Blair P’19 – Greenwich, CT

Aimee Bloom P’18 – Morristown, NJ

Jennifer and Oray Boston P’20 – Ambler, PA

Betty and Dan Boyce ’81, P’15, ’19 – Raleigh, NC

Claire and Peter Bristow P’17, ’18, ’21 – Raleigh, NC

Clarissa and Edgar Bronfman P’20 – New York, NY

Louise ’83, P’20 and Tim Brown P’20 – Lancaster, PA

Aerin and Daniel Bryant P’21 – McLean, VA

Heather and David Bumsted P’20 – Alpharetta, GA

Debbi and Richard Burston P’20 – London, UK

Amy Butler P’09, ’10, ’11, 13,  16, 21 – Austin, TX

Jenny and Chris Clark P’21 – Greenwich, CT

Nita and Cullum Clark P’21 – Dallas, TX

Valeria and Jeff Cohen P’20 – Darien, CT

Missy and David Condo P’03, P’20 – New York, NY

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

Elena and John Coumantaros P’20 – New York, NY

Debbie and Dale Critz P’19 – Savannah, GA

Wendy and Larry Culp P’17,’ 19 – McLean, VA

Nan and Harry Curtis P’09, ’19 – Summit, NJ

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

Eloise and Jeff Davis P’18 – Windermere, FL

Susan and Francois de Menil P’19 – New York, NY

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

Nancy and Stephen Demorest P’14, ’19 – Hillsborough, NC

Cheri DeVos P’13, ’15, ’20 – Ada, MI

Catherine and Jeffrey Dishner P’21 – London, UK

Tanja and James Dixon P’15, ’20 – Manhasset, NY

Melissa and Craig P’14, ’16, ’21 – Worplesdon, UK

Marijke Jurgens-Dupree P’20 and David Dupree MBA ’78 P’20 – Washington, DC

Michelle Durham and John Durham P’19, P’20 – Berwyn, PA

Marisa and Patrick Dwyer P’21 – Key Biscayne, FL

Carrie and Kinsey Dyckman P’21 – Princeton, NJ

Loree and John Eckstein P’21 – Paducah, KY

Leigh and James Everitt P’20 – Sun Valley, ID

Lynn and Robert Fischbach P’21 – Hillsborough, CA

Rebecca and Barron Fletcher P’20 – Dallas, TX

Sharon and Rick Fownes P’14, ’16, ’19 – Duxbury, MA

Jennifer and Mike Freedman P’19 – Westport, CT

Betsy and Berthold Frowein P’20 – New York, NY

Lulu and Larry Frye P’12, ’21 – Woodside, CA

Carmen and Cali Garcia-Velez P’19 – Miami, FL

Kitty and Ted Garner P’18 – Charlotte, NC

Kathleen and Greg Garvey P’18 – Fairfield, CT

Tracey and Scott Gerber P’17, ’19 – Pound Ridge, NY

Betsey and Charlie Gifford P’21 – Chestnut Hill, MA

Gay Shanahan P’21 and Jim Goldenberg P’21 – Duxbury, MA

Cari Goodrich-Gorman P’20 and Shawn Gorman P’20 – Falmouth, ME

Betsy and Mike Greene P’17, ’21 – New Canaan, CT

Lori and Kent Griswold P’19 – Lower Gwynedd, PA

Shea and Shane Grundy P’20 – Tampa, FL

Patty and George Grunebaum P’20 – Bedford Hills, NY

Jessica Lowrey P’20 and Jeff Habib P’20 – New York, NY

Susan and Rick Hall P’20, ’21 – Weston, MA

Eugenie and Tom Hamilton P’16, ’19 – Greenwich, CT

Michael Harrison P’21 – Santa Monica, CA

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

Susan and Henk Hartong P’19, ’21 – New Canaan, CT

Kim and Brad Hayes P’20 – Greensboro, NC

Susan and Robin Hayes P’21 – Darien, CT

Lea and Ian Highet P’21 – New York, NY

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

Lisa Hord P’18 and Peter Kohnstamm P’18 – Pelham, NY

Helen and Garrett Horsley P’20 – Richmond, VA

Frances and John Howard P’21 – Far Hills, NJ

Dawn Hudson P’21 – Pacific Palisades, CA

Jane and Pete Hunsinger P’13, ’17, 20 – New Canaan, CT

Paula and Mark Hurd P’18 – Atherton, CA

Beth and Richard Hussey P’19 – Memphis, TN

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

Joanna and Jon Jacobson P’19 – Wayland, MA


Angela P’14, ’15, ’19 and Bill James ’84, P’14, ’15, ’19 – New York, NY

Susan and Tim Jensen P’20 – New Canaan, CT

Angie and John Joyce P’20 – Winnetka, IL

Heather and Spencer Lake P’19 – London, UK

Liz and Mark Lazarus P’19 – Greenwich, CT

Liz and Jonathan Legg P’21 – Alexandria, VA

Sharon and Brian Libman P’21 – New Canaan, CT

Stacie and Dylan Lissette P’18 – Hanover, PA

Harriet and Howard Love P’18 – Hillsborough, CA

Anne P’19, 21 and Dick Lupo JD ’85, P’19, ’21 – Charlotte, NC

Rachel and Bill MacDonald P’18 – Bethesda, MD

Susan P’18 and John Mann JD ’81, P’18 – Winston-Salem, NC

Kelley and John McCauley P’20 – Eastover, NC

Kristi and Mark McCombe P’20 – New York, NY

Elizabeth and David McGraw P’19 – Short Hills, NJ

Jane and Jay McGraw P’16, ’20 – Short Hills, NJ

Cynthia Alksne P’21 and Steve McMahon P’21 – McLean, VA

Laurie and David McWilliams P’19 – Coral Gables, FL

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

Janean and Mark Mileusnic P’21 – Boca Raton, FL

Bowen ’87, P’14, ’17, ’21 and John Miller ’87, P’14, ’17, ’21 – Cold Spring Harbor, NY

Audrey and Mark Miller P’19 – Westlake, TX

Minda and Gary Moor P’17, ’18 – Dallas, TX

Allison and Crawford Moran P’21 – Atlanta, GA

Alison and Jim Moriarity P’19, ’21 – Winnetka, IL

Cindy and David Moross P’17, ’21 – New York, NY

Wendy ’89, MBA ’94, P ’18, ’20 and Elwyn Murray ’89, MBA ’94, P ’18, ’20 – Purcellville, VA

Beverley Hall-Ndlovu P’19 and Hanford Ndlovu P’19 – Hummelstown, PA

Liz and Phil Neugebauer P’20 – Fairfield, CT

Karla and Will Newton P’18 – Jacksonville, FL

Amy and Dan O’Connor P’20 – Duxbury, MA

Michelle and Jim O’Connor P’21 – Pelham, NY

Cassy and Phil Ordway P’19 – Long Lake, MN

Jen and Sean O’Scannlain P’20 – Chicago, IL

Heather Palmore P’21 – Amityville, NY

Rosemarie Drake-Pearcey P’18 and Tony Pearcey P’18 – Bradenton, FL

Mary and Gary Pinkus P’20, ’22 – Woodside, CA

Victoria and Kirk Posmantur P’20 – Atlanta, GA

Linda and Doug Preiser P’19 – Moreland Hills, OH

Cathy ’86, P’19, ’22 and Alan Prince (’86, P’19, ’22) – Atlanta, GA

Lisa P’20 and Jim Purdy JD ’88, P’20 – Bronzville, NY

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

Tina Revelle P’18 and Guy Revelle ’87, P’18 – Tampa, FL

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

Karen Tumulty P’14, ’19 and Paul Richter P’14, ’19 – Chevy Chase, MD

Frances ’84, P’15, ’21 and Steve Rowland P’15, ’21 – Westport, CT

Sonia and Leo Salom P’18 – Toronto, ON

Betsy and Scott Sandbo P’18 – Portland, OR

Denise and Marc Schmittlein P’18 – Avon, CT

Susan and Michael Selverian P’13, ’16, ’19 – St. Davids, PA

Stefani and Leonard Shavel P’18 – Greenwich, CT

Laura and Craig Shelburne P’20 – McLean, VA

Katherine and Kurt Simon P’21 – New York, NY

Mary Dee Smith ’93, P’21 and Mike Smith ’89, P’21 – Raleigh, NC

Sonya and Robert Stevanovski P’20 – Cornelius, NC

Kim Swig P’19 – Atherton, CA

Dana Ted Swimmer P’19, ’21 – Charlotte, NC

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

Laurie and David Thiemann P’14, ’18, ’20 – St. Louis, MO

Ann and Steve Tighe P’16, ’18 – Westerly, RI

Susan and Whitney Tilson P’21 – New York, NY

Jennifer Toll P’12, ’18 – Wilton, CT

Margaret and John Torell P’15, ’19 – Bronxville, NY

Ann Van Meter P’20 – Northfield, IL

Jennifer and Evan Van Metre P’21 – Atlanta, GA

Sue and Jay Wagley P’19 – Dallas, TX

Sue P’18, ’21, ’21 and Dave Wahrhaftig MBA ’82, P’18, ’21, ’21 – Larchmont, NY

Liz and Paul Walker P’18 – Pasadena, CA

Holly and Scott Wallace P’19 – Kenilworth, IL

Liz and Preston Walsh P’18, ’20 – Pittsburgh, PA

Chris Ward P’13, ’14, ’15, ’18, ’20 – Potomac, MD

Leslee and Craig West P’17, ’20 – Raleigh, NC

Claire and Chris Williams P’19, ’22 – Richmond, VA

Nicole and Darrin Williams P’20 – Little Rock, AR

Kristin and Chris Wood P’21 – Atlanta, GA

Jan and Steve Zide P’19 – Old Greenwich, CT

* denotes University Trustee