Parent Council Impact

Philanthropy

A group of Parent Council members at a Christmas party

Your Gift Makes a Difference

Parent Council members support the university with a minimum annual gift of $5,000 to the area most meaningful to their family. Their gift provides direct support to students and enables them to make the most of their LMU experience inside the classroom and beyond.

There are many ways to fulfill this annual contribution; including company matching gifts, gifts of security, monthly installments and more.

All Parent Council members are automatically included in The LMU Society and receive donor courtesies at the $5,000 level.

Parent Council members are also asked to encourage overall parent participation on LMU’s Day of Giving by contributing to a challenge gift.

Engagement

Group of Parent Council members at a coffee shop

Parent Ambassadors

Parent Council members are considered volunteer ambassadors for LMU and they are asked to represent the council and the larger parent community at various events both on-campus and in their hometowns.

Through their attendance at Parent Council meetings, members have the opportunity to meet and hear from LMU Senior Leadership and, as such, are knowledgeable about campus resources and initiatives. They assist in communicating parent questions and concerns to LMU staff and they provide support and advice to new and prospective families.

One way that members help to engage the Lion community in their hometowns is by hosting or spearheading events such as: Lion Family Send-Offs, Parent Coffee & Conversations, Parent Socials, and receptions for admitted students.

Parent Council members also assist in LMU's fundraising efforts by remaining informed about the university's fundraising priorities and referring families who are interested in becoming members.

Brand Ambassadors

Fly your LMU flag high! Parent Council members also support the university as LMU Brand Ambassadors. This group of parents and alumni actively leverage the power of their social networks to help LMU reach new audiences, especially on social media.

They receive regular emails with shareable LMU news and are asked to share the stories that resonate with them the most.

Learn more about the LMU Brand Ambassadors.