The Parents Council is a group of highly engaged parents who are dedicated to the mission of The Catholic University of America and seek to expand the opportunities available for today’s students. These parent-leaders make a meaningful, direct impact on undergraduate student life.

The Parents Council Mission

Catholic University and the Parents Council share a common goal: to build and sustain an environment of academic excellence, giving every student unfettered access to career guidance and support while providing extraordinary opportunities for research experience and personal growth — ultimately, building their potential to serve Church, nation, and world.



Who Can Join the Parents Council?

The Parents Council is open to all interested parents of current Catholic University undergraduate students. Council members hail from numerous cities and states nationwide.

Each member or parent-couple demonstrates exceptional leadership with an annually renewable contribution to Catholic University of at least $5,000. Make your gift now!

Parents Council Responsibilities

Parents Council members are among our most important ambassadors, representing Catholic University through a variety of community and family outreach activities and special events. Council responsibilities include:

  • Become a member with an annual $5,000 gift
  • Attend Parents Council meetings (fall and spring) and events
  • Host parent events and welcome receptions in your local area
  • Welcome new families to the community and mentor new and current parents
  • Foster relationships with current and prospective parents
  • Facilitate career development for students through internships and placements
  • Identify and recruit parents to join the Parents Council

Parents Council Benefits

Parents Council members have an unparalleled opportunity to make a difference for all Catholic University students and families through their volunteer commitment. Council membership provides:

  • Active involvement with your child’s school
  • Invitations to join University President Dr. Peter Kilpatrick for on- and off-campus events
  • Networking opportunities with other parent-leaders
  • Access to senior administrators to share ideas and strategic input regarding issues of importance for parents and students
  • Regular communication of updates sharing highlights of campus life and upcoming events
  • Focused engagement with University leadership on a regular basis
  • Recognition of your gift in the annual Honor Roll of donors and benefactors

Impact Philanthropy

There are additional opportunities to support and enrich the vibrancy of the academic mission of The Catholic University of America through endowed chairs, endowed scholarships, and campus facilities.

Parents Council Members
  •  Indicates parents on the Athletics Committee
  • Jeannine and B.J. Agugliaro, P ’24, Basking Ridge, NJ
  • Michaela and Peter Brockmann, P '27, East Greenwich, RI
  • Denise and William Buscher, P '27, Marlton, N.J.
  • Susan and Phil Calandra, P ’16, Foster City, CA
  • Alleesha and Jeff Davidson, P ’24, Ellicott City, MD
  • Elaine and Tony DeLuca, P '25 Medfield, MA
  • Robyn and David Diaz, P ’23, Sea Ranch Lakes, FL
  • Katie and Kieran Fallon, P ’22, Leesburg, VA
  • Elizabeth Daher Fasse and J. Peter Fasse, P '27, Weston, MA
  • Laura and Tim Folk, P '27, Landsdale, PA
  • Mary Beth and David Fritz, P ’25, P '27, Berwyn, PA
  • Tina and Tom Gaitens, P ‘26, Apollo Beach, Fla.
  • Frances and Brian Giessuebel, P ’23, Orlando, FL
  • Fiona and Paul Hanlon, P ’24, East Greenwich, RI
  • Juli and Brian Jeffrey, P ’24, Tampa, FL
  • Lisa Landry and Wendell Hollier, P ’22, P ’23, Richmond, VA
  • Tricia and A.J. Hyland, P ’24, P ’26, Broadview Heights, OH
  • Nancy Kaaz, P '26, Dedham, Mass
  • Hilda and Lane Lease, P '27, Spring, TX
  • Elizabeth Long, P '27, Frederick, Md
  • Katie and Todd Long, P ’23, Carlisle, PA
  • Carolyn Machado and Eugene Ulm, P ’25, Fairfax, VA
  • Christina and Brian Mahoubi, P ’21, P ’24, Potomac, MD
  • Karen and Mario Mastrantoni, P ’23, Charlotte, NC
  • Nancy McDermott and James Matthews, P '25, P '27 Geneva, NY
  • Julie and William McGurn, P ’25, Madison, NJ
  • Mary and Bill McNamara, P ’24, Wellesley Hills, MA
  • Cathy Morton and Don Dion, P ’20, Naples, FL
  • Robin and Bob Moulder, P '26, Wantagh, NY
  • Karen and Kevin O'Toole, P '27, Atlanta, GA
  • Jeannine and Michael Peters, P '26, Devon, PA
  • Tracy and Steve Phillips, P ’23, P '27 Glenmoore, PA
  • Stella and Joseph Pores, P '26, Boca Raton, FL
  • Jean and Christian, B.A. 1995, Polking, P ’24, P ’26 Charlotte, NC
  • Mary and Randy Reardon, P ’21, New Hope, PA
  • Cathy and John Robben, P ‘20, P '22, P '25, P '27, Boonton, NJ
  • Eileen and Jim Rullo, P ’20, Portsmouth, NH
  • Pam and Kirk Ruoff, P '26, Monmouth Beach, NJ
  • Shauna Schwarz, P ’23, Plantation, FL
  • Kathryn Doherty and Paul Scolese, P '26, Alexandria, VA
  • Christine and Randy Scott, P ’22, Ocala, FL
  • Sheila Shah, P ’24, Macon, GA
  • Tammy and Jim Shields, P ’22, P ’22, West Chester, PA
  • Kathleen and Mark Snashall, P ’24, La Canada Flintridge, CA
  • Colleen and Bruce Spencer, P ’25, Lighthouse Point, FL
  • Christy, B.A. 1992, and Chuck Van Horn, P ’24, Atlanta, GA
  • Deb and Brian Walsh, P, ’20, North Reading, MA
  • Melanie and Kennard “Keino” Williams, P ’24, Loveland, OH