Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

The Parents' Leadership Council

The Parents' Leadership Council is a network of parents who are committed to working with Fordham administrators to promote the well-being and advancement of the University.

Council members are asked to make an annual commitment of $10,000 or more to the University.

Areas of Service:

Development Fundraising

  • Encourage other parents to donate and/or volunteer
  • Review lists and recommend strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of gifts from parents


  • Make welcome phone calls to incoming families from your area
  • Work with University administrators on the Parent E-newsletter generating topics and ideas for articles
  • Sign solicitations and thank you letters for parent contributions

Career Services

  • Provide internships and job placements
  • Mentor current students, promoting their current academic success and career development
  • Leverage corporate relationships to create enhanced opportunities for students

Student Enrichment

  • Serve as our ambassadors at welcome events and summer send-off receptions for new parents and students
  • Assist in recruiting students to Fordham by participating in college fairs, hosting regional parent receptions and admitted student events
  • Facilitate communication by sharing parents' opinions, concerns and feedback with key University administrators

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