“We’re so in love with Northeastern,” says Kathleen Duble. Her daughter, Liza, a fourth-year biology major (top left), is having a “tremendously positive experience” at the university.

Liza, who has twice traveled to Africa to work with HIV-positive orphans, completed two co-ops that reflect her family’s commitment to young people: fundraising and working with underprivileged children in 2011 at the Red Sox Foundation, the baseball team’s philanthropic arm; and serving as a product communications intern in 2012 with Daktari Diagnostics, a Cambridge, Mass., company that produces medical products for developing nations.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Liza’s older sister, Tobey, teaches autistic children in New York. Her mother is an accomplished author of children’s historical fiction. And her father, Chris, counts numerous schools and colleges among his clients at Fred C. Church Insurance, where he serves as executive vice president.

Liza also plays on the women’s club hockey team, which has reigned as national champion in two of the last three years. The Dubles, who live in Boxford, Mass., helped fund that team’s trip to the nationals, and they donate generously to the Parent Fund.

Chris serves on the Parent Leadership Council, helping to strengthen the university’s parent community. “We want others to have as positive an experience as we’ve had,” he says.

“It’s important to support the Northeastern educational model; it’s so unique,” says Kathleen, who said in an interview with publisher Simon & Schuster that she lives by the maxim, “We make a living by what we do. But we make a life by what we give.”