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@nullwfu.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 one hundred sixty 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 2017-18 campaign, Parents’ Council members contributed $1.7 million of the $4.2 million raised in the Parents’ Campaign. Overall, 3,353 current and past Wake Forest families supported the Parents’ Campaign.

During the spring semester, the Parents’ Council sends a message to first-year 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 2018-19

Parents’ Council Chairs:
Mary and Gary Pinkus P’20, ’22 – Woodside, CA

Parents’ Campaign Chairs:
Claire and Chris Williams P’19, ’22 – Richmond, VA

Assistant Parents’ Campaign Chairs for Alumni Families:
Mary Dee ’93, P’21 and Mike Smith ’89, P’21 – Raleigh, NC


 Parents’ Council members, 2018-19

Mary Pat and Darren Alcus P’21 – Potomac, MD

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

Kathy and Tom Arrix P’22 – Darien, CT

Katherine and Tony Atala P’22 – Winston Salem, NC

Margaret and Dewey Awad P’20 – Weston, MA

Susan and Kenneth Bartee P’20 – Herndon, VA

Alexandra and Kyle Bass P’22 – Dallas, TX

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

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

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

Monica and Neal Bibeau P’19, ’21 – Gladwyne, PA

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

Michele and Scott Blair P’19 – Greenwich, CT

Jennifer and Oray Boston P’20 – Ambler, PA

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

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

Louise and Tim Brown P’20 – Lancaster, PA

Aerin and Daniel Bryant P’21, ’22 – McLean, VA

Heather and David Bumsted P’20 – Alpharetta, GA

Ally and Peter Burns P’21 – Fairfield, CT

Debbi and Richard Burston P’20 – London, UK

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

Bonnie and Michael Carter P’22 – West Orange, NJ

Nita and Cullum Clark P’21 – Dallas, TX

Jenny and Chris Clark P’21, ’22 – Greenwich, CT

Angela and Matthew Classi P’21 – Manhasset, NY

Valerie and Jeff Cohen P’20 – Darien, CT

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

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

Debbie and Dale Critz P’19 – Savannah, GA

Donna and John Culbertson P’17, ’18, ’22 – Moorestown, NJ

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

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

Patricia and Nicholas DeNovio P’22 – Bethesda, MD

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

Lucia and Mateo de Sola P’22 – Coral Gables, FL

Nancy and Stephen Demorest P’19 – Hillsborough, NC

Cheri DeVos P’13, ’15, ’20 – Ada, MI

Catherine and Jeffrey Dishner P’21 – Old Greenwich, CT

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

Melissa and Craig Donaldson P’14, ’16, ’21 – Hobe Sound, FL

Lynn and Bob Ducommun P’22 – New York, NY

Marijke Jurgens-Dupree P’20, ’22 and David Dupree* MBA ’78, P’20, ’22 – Washington, DC

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

Marisa and Patrick Dwyer P’21, ’22 – 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, ’22 – Sun Valley, ID

Lynn 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 – Meerbusch, Germany

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

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

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

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

Maura and Neil Glynn P’20 – Needham, MA

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

Cari and Shawn Gorman P’20 – Falmouth, ME

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

Holly and Mike Gregoire P’22 – Greenwich, CT

Allison ’89, P’22 and Rob Grigg ’89, P’22 – New York, NY

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

Julie and Rick Gruber P’22 – San Mateo, CA

Shea and Shane Grundy P’20, ’22 – Tampa, FL

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

Wendy and Peter Haabestad P’22 – Newtown Square, PA

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

Ranson and Ken Hanau P’22 – Bronxville, NY

Michael Harrison P’21 – Santa Monica, CA

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

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

Beth and Richard Hussey P’19 – Memphis, TN

Joanna and Jon Jacobson P’19 – Wayland, MA

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

Carole and Steve Jenkins P’21 – Tampa, FL

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

Angie and John Joyce P’20 – Winnetka, IL

Patty and Neil Kallmeyer P’22 – Houston, TX

Stephanie and Ted Klinck P’21 – Raleigh, NC

Heather and Spencer Lake P’19 – London, UK

Liz and Mark Lazarus P’19 – Greenwich, CT

Kevin Leader P’22 – Piedmont, CA

Liz and Jonathan Legg P’21 – Alexandria, VA

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

Caroline and Leighton Lord P’22 – Columbia, SC

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

Sharon MBA’92, P’18, ’22 and Richard Mack P’18, ’22 – Charlotte, NC

Steffie and Mark Madigan P’21 – Winnetka, IL

Yamile and Leo Manzanilla P’22 – Coral Gables, FL

Kelley and John McCauley P’20 – Eastover, NC

Kristi and Mark McCombe P’20 – Orinda, CA

Katie and Brian McCormack P’22 – Chicago, IL

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

Elizabeth and David McGraw P’21 – Short Hills, NJ

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

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

Monica and Wes Metheny P’22 – Annapolis, MD

Jennifer and John Metz P’21 – San Francisco, CA

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

Audrey and Mark Miller P’19 – Westlake, 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

Margaret Ann and Jim Nolen P’22 – Newtown Square, PA

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

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

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

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

Cynthia and Stephen Ott P’22 – Alpharetta, GA

Heather Palmore P’21 – Amityville, NY

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 – Bronxville, NY

Leslie and JR Richardson P’18, P MA’19 – Hilton Head, SC

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

Sally and Tim Roemer P’16, ’22 – Great Falls, VA

Celia and Steve Rogers P’22 – Denver, CO

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

Kaveri and Aurobind Satpathy P’22 – Chicago, IL

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

Elizabeth and John Shaw P’19, ’21 – San Francisco, CA

Carolyn and Kevin Sheehan P’22 – Key Largo, FL

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

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

Sonya and Robert Stevanovski P’20 – Cornelius, NC

Susan and George Stewart P’21, ’22 – Pittsburgh, PA

Lauren and Chris Sullivan P’22 – Bryn Mawr, PA

Kim Swig P’19 – Atherton, CA

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

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

Ann and Steve Tighe P’16, ’18, ’22 – Westerly, RI

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

Margaret and John Torell P’15, ’19 – New York, NY

Jane and Joe Tranfo P’22 – Greenwich, CT

Sally and Bill Van Ingen P’22 – Rector, PA

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

Cecilia and Rob Wallace P’21 – Teton Village, WY

Holly and Scott Wallace P’19 – Kenilworth, IL

Lindsay and Richard Walsh P’22 – Kentfield, CA

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

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

Mary and Richard Weber P’21 – Sewickley, PA

Susan and Torben Weis P’21 – Riverside, CT

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

Delia and Kevin Willsey P’22 – Summit, NJ

Kristin and Chris Wood P’21 – Atlanta, GA

Nicole and Jonas Woods P’21, ’22 – Dallas, TX

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

Jill and Ken Zimmer P’22 – Duxbury, MA


* denotes University Trustee