Parents are an integral part of an undergraduate student’s college experience. In return, we offer several ways for parents and alumni to remain involved on the Hilltop through the McDonough Parent Advisory Council (PAC), annual events on the Hilltop, and resources to help your student on their college journey at Georgetown.
Parents Advisory Council (PAC)
The work of the Parents Advisory Council is critical to the school’s ability to realize its aspiration to be recognized as a global leader in undergraduate business education. PAC members provide financial resources to help fund curricular and co-curricular programs that produce transformational educational experiences – both at Georgetown and abroad. Gifts from PAC members contribute to the Undergraduate Programs Initiatives Fund, unless otherwise directed.
The mission of the Parents Advisory Council (PAC) is to serve as ambassadors for the McDonough School of Business to engage our community of parents in philanthropic, networking, and recruiting efforts. The PAC members work directly with the dean, and senior associate dean, who serves as the director of the Undergraduate Program, to develop strategies for parents to support new initiatives, as well as sustain existing programs.
The co-chairs of the PAC serve as ex-officio member(s) of the school’s Board of Advisors and work with the dean and senior associate dean to create committees/task forces as needed to facilitate strategic planning of philanthropic efforts. The members of the PAC also serve as advocates for Georgetown McDonough in their communities and networks. Members of the PAC exemplify the role of “key leaders” by making contributions to the school and by helping to increase the ever-growing circle of parent supporters. Members of the PAC serve three-year terms from January 1 to December 31, and they may serve an additional year if needed by the Dean for transitional purposes.
To find out more about how to become a member of the PAC, please contact Elizabeth Bolen. We would be delighted to discuss your potential participation.
Parents Advisory Council Executive Committee
- Abby Adams (C’83, P’16, P’21, P’24) PAC Emeritus Co-chair – Santa Monica, CA
- Patrick Adams (B’81, P’16, P’21, P’24) PAC Emeritus Co-chair – Santa Monica, CA
- Monica Zobel de Ayala (P’20, P’21, P24) PAC Co-chair – Madrid, Spain
- Guillermo Pla (P’20, P’21, P’24) PAC Co-chair – Madrid, Spain
- Durga Bobba (MBA’96, P’23) – Hillsborough, CA
- Geetika Bobba (P’23) – Hillsborough, CA
- Mary Gay (P’20, P’23) – Bronxville, NY
- William R. Gay (P’20, P’23) – Bronxville, NY
- John Hock (P’21, P’23) – Riverside, CT
- Mary E. Hock (P’21, P’23) – Riverside, CT
- Edward Woo (P’24) – McLean, VA
- Irene Jeesun Woo (P’24) – McLean, VA
Parents Advisory Council Members
- Sonia Alcantarilla (P’25) – Old Greenwich, CT
- Jeff Boyd (P’25) – Wilmette, Il
- Sarah O’Brien Boyd (B’90, P’25) – Wilmette, Il
- Yamalat Yibrin Canahuati (P’25) – San Pedro Sula, Honduras
- Gonzalo de las Casas (P’23) – Lima, Peru
- Teresa Dyke (P’23) – Coral Gables, FL
- Wade Dyke (P’23) – Coral Gables, FL
- Marcelo Gigliani (P’25) – Old Greenwich, CT
- Terense Fuschich Hawit (P’25) – San Pedro Sula, Honduras
- Andrew Karp (C’91, P’24) – Bedford, NY
- Lauren Karp (P’24) – Bedford, NY
- Amy Nusrala McMaken (B’92, P’23, P’25) – Rocker River, OH
- Kurt McMaken (B’92, P’23, P’25) – Rocker River, OH
- Alejandra Poupel (P’23, P’24) – Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France
- Maxime Poupel (P’23, P’24) – Neuilly-Sur-Seine, France
- Sharif Saifi (P’25, P’25) – Amman, Jordan
- Nedjma Koval-Saifi (P’25, P’25) – Amman, Jordan
- Michael Steinberg (P’25) – New York, NY
- Ljubica Stiglich (P’23) – Lima, Peru
- Lauren Wiener (P’25) – New York, NY
Undergraduate Dean’s Fund
Tuition, the bulk of our revenue sources, only covers part of the cost of providing an education. And until we build up our endowment, annual fund gifts (and other current use gifts) will be necessary to supplement our budget and to provide the financial resources to develop and implement new curricular and co-curricular programs.
When we have asked you, our parents, alumni, and friends, to support something worthwhile — from funding our new facility to providing seed money for new programs to supporting faculty — you have responded unfailingly with heartwarming enthusiasm. Our drive toward preeminence, however, will require growth in philanthropy.
So we ask you to support the McDonough School of Business and our various endeavors, from endowing professorships, to funding the First Year Seminar, to bolstering global residencies, or making an annual fund gift. Any gift, large or small, is vitally important to our mission, and your participation is as important as the size of your gift.
The Undergraduate Dean’s Fund:
- Provides flexibility to direct resources where they are most needed
- Allows the Undergraduate Program to develop unique initiatives specifically for Georgetown McDonough undergraduate students
- Helps us attract the best talent in teaching and research — the cost of attracting and retaining superior faculty members continues to increase due to competition from top schools and private industry
- Helps us to meet the increased expectations by students and applicants for the best educational programs, services, and faculty as we compete for the best students
- Builds pride in continuing to invest in the degree that provides students with an outstanding education, global network, and professional opportunities
How to Give?
Please contact Timothy Fuderich, Senior Director of Development, for more information, or learn how to support our program here.