Parents, Giving, University of Delaware
University of Delaware

Parent & Family Leadership Council

Mission Statement

The mission of the Parent & Family Leadership Council (PFLC) is to build relationships with parents that lead to increased interest in financially supporting the University of Delaware through the Parents Fund. The work of the PFLC results in increased financial support from a parent base that understands and communicates the needs of UD. Volunteers are donors who serve as advocates of the University, and focus their fundraising efforts on securing gifts of $2,500 or more. The Parent & Family Leadership Council works through the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

The following is a list of expectations for Council members. A dedicated and active Council will ensure success in meeting goals and increasing participation.

Council Member Role Description

UD Parent & Family Leadership Council Members will serve a one-year renewable term and will be asked to:

  • Make an annual leadership gift of $2,500 or more to the UD Parents Fund
  • Serve as a positive ambassador for the Parents Fund, the Division for Student Life and the University of Delaware
  • Consider a legacy gift in honor of your student's graduation
  • Educate fellow UD parents about the importance of supporting the Parents Fund

2017–2018 Council Members

National Chairs
Barbara King ’92, P’18 and Dale King ’84, P’18
Shelley and Daniel Boyce P’21

Paulette Mullings-Bradnock
and Howard Bradnock P’19

Laura Breitenbach P’21 and Robert Pritchard P’21

Caroline Chen ’90 P’19 and Lyman Chen ’93 P’19

Patty and Jim Clifford P’11, P’13, P’18

Marian Cottrell ’85, P’15, P’18
and Fred Cottrell ’85, P’15, P’18

Kelly and Rick D’Emilia P’21

Susan Gillespie ’85, P’13, P’17
and Tim Gillespie P’13, P’17

Georgia Tsionas-Halakos ’88 P’21
and Demitrios Halakos P’21

Mary and David Hanifin P’19

Donna and Nick Koles P’19

Ruth Lavelle ’87, ’97M, P’20
and Greg Lavelle ’87, P’20

Ellen and Michael Lehner P’21

Philicia and David Levinson P’20

Marcy Lynch ’19 and Rick ’09M P’19 Lynch

Karen Melillo ’82, P’20 and Mark Melillo ’82, P’20

Karen Queale P’18
and William Queale ’88, ’90 M, P’18

Liz Robinson ’85, P’18, P’19
and Dale Robinson ’85, P’18, P’19

Gail Rosselot and Steven Herskovitz P’20

Kristina Schaefer and Lisa Chapnick P’18

Beth Shubert-Schneider
and Warren Schneider P’18

Deb Ventura P’17, P’19 and Ed Nass P’17, P’19

Suzanne and Tommy Walker P’19

Donna West P’13, P’20 and Fred West ’86 P’13, P’20

Connie Wittig ’85, P’18 P’21 and Robert Wittig ’86 P’18 P’21