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 in which every student has unfettered access to academic excellence, extraordinary research experience, career guidance and support, significant personal growth, and unlimited potential to serve the Church, the nation, and the 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 John Garvey 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
  • Somaly and Glenn Barquet, P ‘19, Miami, Fla.
  • Hillary Michaud and Randy Brinton, P ’19, P ‘20, Baltimore, Md.
  • Susan and Phil Calandra, P ‘16, Foster City, Calif.
  • Dawn and Paul Campson, P ‘19, Hastings on Hudson, N.Y.
  • Diane and Gerard Catalanello, P ‘20, Huntington Station, N.Y.
  • Marilyn and Bruce Chambeau, P ‘21, Summit, N.J.
  • Anne and Matt Corso, P ‘21, Chalfont, Pa.
  • Maureen and John Crowley, P ‘19, Forest Hills, N.Y.
  • Jennifer and Thomas Curry, P ‘19, Berwyn, Pa.
  • Robin and Andrew Diaz, P ‘22, Tampa, Fla.
  • Donna and Steve Fanelli, P ‘22, West Chester, Pa.
  • Laura and Ivan Garcia, P ‘21, Owings Mills, Md.
  • Suzanne and David Gaudreau, P ‘21, Towson, Md.
  • Nancy, B.A. 1993, and Jason, B.A. 1992, Gosselin P ‘20, Downingtown, Pa.
  • Lisa and Juan Jones, P ‘21, Alamo, Calif.
  • Becky and Mike Mascolo, P ’16, P ‘20, Morristown, N.J.
  • Karen and Mario Mastrantoni, P ’22, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Mary, J.D. 1993, and Greg, J.D. 1992, McShea, P ’22,  West Chester, Pa.
  • Cathy Morton and Don Dion, P ‘20, Naples. Fla.
  • Mary and Randy Reardon, P ‘21, New Hope, Pa.
  • Eileen and Jim Rullo, P ’20, Andover, Mass.
  • Linda Ives and Philip Rymiszewski, P ’22, West Chester, Pa.
  • Marsha Pearcy and Kim Sperduto, P ’22, Washington, D.C.
  • Christine and Randy Scott, P ’22, Ocala, Fla.
  • Tammy and Jim Shields, P ’22, P ’22, West Chester, Pa.
  • Julia and Michael Tiufekchiev, P ’22, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Deb and Brian Walsh, P, ’20, Melrose, Mass.
  • Mary and Louis Warchot, P ’19, McLean, Va.