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THE PARENTS COUNCIL

pc-meetingInvestors in the High Point University Parents Council play a dynamic role in HPU’s success through their annual support of the HPU Fund for Extraordinary Education and gifts of their time and talents.

The Parents Council is open to all parents and families who are interested in supporting the University’s mission of delivering educational experiences that enlighten, challenge and prepare students to lead lives of significance in complex global communities. During HPU’s Fall and Winter Family Weekends, investors gather for official Council business meetings, an University Update with the President, social activities and the Council-sponsored service-outreach project which is open for all families and their students to participate.

Throughout the year, Parents Council investors support the University by:

  • Making an annual leadership gift of $1,924 – $9,999 to the HPU Fund for Extraordinary Education to provide scholarship assistance to High Point’s extraordinary students;
  • Supporting one or more of the Parents Council Committees.

Parents Council 2018-2019 Chairs

Chairs: Lisa and Greg Mayes (Kathryn '19)

Parents Council Committees:

  • The Outreach Committee, will help in August with new student move-in as well as HPU Connects events and spring Accepted Student Receptions in conjunction with the Office of Admissions across the country. Investors may be asked to share social media messages from the University by being an advocate for HPU on social media. Promote University events, Panther pride and initiatives of the University to your personal social media network. Follow, share, like and comment. This committee is open to all families.
  • The Service Committee, this committee will help oversee the service project hosted during Family Weekend and advocate for regional projects hosted by the HPU family. This committee is open to all families
  • The Admissions Advocate Committee, greets admitted students and incoming families for scholarship weekends, attend spring Admissions events, and connects prospective students to the appropriate Admissions counselor. You may be asked to offer support to incoming HPU families by sharing your student’s HPU experiences through the Parent-to-Parent calling program in your respective area. Members of this committee serve as Admissions Advocates for High Point University. This committee is open to all families. 
  • The Career and Professional Development Committee, helps provide the bridge from HPU to the real world by creating internship and job shadowing opportunities, host sites for HPU in the City, as well as assisting with career fairs. This committee is open to all families.

To volunteer for a committee, click here.

In addition to recognizing the philanthropic efforts of Parents Council investors in the President’s Circle Annual Honor Roll of donors, High Point University is pleased to be able to extend a number of opportunities to Council investors including invitations to select campus events and special messages announcing major University news and milestones.

Become an Investor in the Parents Council today!



For more information about the Parents Council and its associated philanthropic opportunities and benefits, please contact Andie Overbeck, Coordinator of Family Programs, at (336) 841-9447 or aoverbeck@highpoint.edu.

*High Point University is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Gifts to the University are tax-deductible to the extent allowed under Federal Law and IRS tax code. Please consult your tax or accounting professional for further guidance.

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