ABOUT THE PLC

Mission Statement

 

The Parents Leadership Council (PLC) is an active, diverse volunteer group of Northeastern parent ambassadors who steer community outreach, provide feedback on university activities and communications, and contribute philanthropic support. PLC members have a common interest in strengthening experiential learning opportunities for students, sharing experiences and perspectives, and welcoming new parents into the Northeastern family.

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Member
Responsibilities

Making an annual leadership gift of $1,000 or more designated to any area of the university of your interest, or to a specific program or scholarship.

Hosting and/or attending Northeastern events in your region and welcoming new parents to the university.

Fostering relationships with fellow parents to increase their knowledge of the university and encourage their support.

Providing feedback and guidance on PLC committee projects.

Identifying opportunities for corporate or foundation support through your personal and professional networks.

Attending the semi-annual PLC meetings*.

*The fall meeting is held during Family and Friends Weekend in October, and the spring meeting is held in April.

Member
Courtesies

Insight about Northeastern’s strategic direction, services, policies, and practices directly from the senior university leaders.

Receive monthly PLC newsletters.

Invitations to and reserved seating at selected university events.

Personal interaction with an active network of other engaged parents.

Recognition for philanthropic leadership and support for the university.

Access to the Family Philanthropy team as a university resource

Participate in outreach to the parent community to welcome, thank, and encourage event attendance

 

PLC Leadership and Committees

 

PLC LEADERSHIP CO-CHAIRS 2018–2020

David Dick
Student: Alexander Dick, D’Amore-McKim School of Business ’18
Larchmont, New York

Karin Dolce
Students: Kyle Dolce, D’Amore-McKim School of Business ’21
Adam Dolce, College of Social Sciences and Humanities ’23
North Kingstown, Rhode Island

ATHLETICS AND CLUB SPORTS COMMITTEE

Helps manage parent-specific communications among the Northeastern community and PLC members. The committee helps promote and increase the visability of sporting events (both varsity and club sports) throughout the year.

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR

Steve Camardo
Student: Peter Camardo, D’Amore-McKim School of Business ’20
Cohasset, MA

CO-OP COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

Sachin Chawla
Students: Sonali Chawla, College of Science ’21, Arman Chawla, Office of the Provost ’23

Palo Alto, CA 

Shari Steele
Student: Parker Steele, College of Science ’21

Montvale, NJ

INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE C0-CHAIRS

Linda Bronfman
Student: Joshua Bronfman, D’Amore-McKim School of Business’ 19

Toronto, Canada

Karen Ritzenhoff
Students: Jan-Philipp Ritzenhoff, College of Science ’21 | Dominik Ritzenhoff, College of Computer and Information Science ’23

Northfield, Connecticut

U.S. ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE CHAIR

Sally Hughes
Students: Peter Hughes, D’Amore-McKim School of Business ’18
Andrew Hughes, College of Engineering ’21

Concord, Massachusetts

PARENTS OF ALUMNI COMMITTEE CHAIR

Lea Anne Dunton 
Alumna: Julia Dunton, D’Amore-McKim School of Business ’15

Boston, Massachusetts

PLC ASSISTANT TO THE CHAIRS

Mary Cole
Student: Stephen Krueger, College of Computer and Information Science ’19
East Boston, Massachusetts

For questions and to learn more about the Parents Leadership Council, contact:

Jessie Harvey
Assistant Director, Student Support and Family Engagement
Family Philanthropy Program
Northeastern University
Office of Advancement
716 Columbus Avenue, 402 CP
Boston, Massachusetts 02120
email: j.harvey@northeastern.edu
Office: 617.373.3342